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02/12/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.

JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.

More than 30 baymen and anglers attended a February 7 Town Hall meeting to tell the town board to abandon working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on restoring sea grasses — also called eelgrass — to bay bottoms.

“I don’t want any part of this,” said Marcus Kaasik about the 20-page draft of a plan Councilman Jim Colligan developed with his colleagues and two town committees to map out a restoration strategy. (more…)

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12/29/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The cost of a first class stamp went from 5 to 6 cents.

Dr. Benjamin Spock and Yale Chaplain William Sloan Coffin were among those indicted by a Boston grand jury on charges of conspiracy to encourage violations of the draft law and both were convicted.

Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first United States heart transplant at Stanford University.

The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” went to number one on the music charts and stayed there for eight weeks.

Carrie Ann Inaba, American choreographer best known  for her role as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”  was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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12/04/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” topped the charts in the United States.

Dr. Christian Bernard performed the first successful heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa.

Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg were arrested in New York City during a protest against the Vietnam war.

Actor Nestor Carbonell, perhaps best known to audiences today for his role in the recent A&E series “Bates Motel,” was born to Cuban parents in New York City.

Musician Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 26, but four months after his death, his “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” was released and reached the top of the pop charts in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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09/22/15 4:30pm
LOUISE O’REGAN CLARK PHOTO A wheel purchased at a yard sale by Keith Clark (left), Richard Surozenski (second from right) and Steve Lenox (right). Alfred Kilb Jr. (second from left) will help hang it in the Smith-Taylor Cabin after its restoration.

LOUISE O’REGAN CLARK PHOTO A wheel purchased at a yard sale by Keith Clark (left), Richard Surozenski (second from right) and Steve Lenox (right). Alfred Kilb Jr. (second from left) will help hang it in the Smith-Taylor Cabin after its restoration.

It’s a labor of love for three Island men, remembering their fathers’ heritage of hard work, sense of community and spirit, by taking on those responsibilities themselves.

The three men — Keith Clark, Richard Surozenski and Steve Lenox — are recreating something that was lost, an old chandelier in the shape of an old ship’s wheel and will give it to the Smith-Taylor Cabin at Taylor’s Island. The gift will continue the ongoing restoration of the cabin, but will also memorialize their fathers who inspired and guided them to adulthood. (more…)