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08/11/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Shame
To the Editor:
Whoever took down our turtle signs (“Slow Down, turtle crossing,” August 3) for the second time, on the causeway leading to Little Ram … shame on you. (more…)

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08/09/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty came loaded for bear on the issue of deer and ticks at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

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07/24/17 8:00am

Old book with a damaged cover. Book is open, visible texture sheets.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Because the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.

The first air conditioned New York City subway car appeared on the F line that runs from the southern tip of Brooklyn, through Manhattan and out to Queens.

Singer, rock guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees during the group’s American tour.

Dr. Thomas Starzi at the University of Colorado performed the first successful liver transplant on a 19-month old child.

The Beatles signed a petition printed in the London Times calling for the legalization of marijuana

And on Shelter Island . . .

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05/30/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Beatles, after declaring an end to touring, released their eighth and many said, their best album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Lucille Ball took home an Emmy for the best performance by an actress in a lead role for The Lucy Show.

Roy Emerson defeated Tony Roche in the French Open tennis tournament.

CNN newsman Anderson Cooper was born in New York City to Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper.

Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran resulted in violence and 27-year-old Benno Ohnesorg was killed, giving rise to the terrorist group 2 June Movement.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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04/26/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilwoman Chris Lewis, left, Town board liaison to the Community Housing Board (CHB), at Monday’s meeting, with CHB) member Bruce Saul.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Councilwoman Chris Lewis, left, Town board liaison to the Community Housing Board (CHB), at Monday’s meeting, with CHB) member Bruce Saul.

Based on suggestions at the March Community Housing Board CHB forum and communications to committee members since then, there’s now program in place to bring reasonably priced housing to the Island.

The group agreed Monday night to ask the Town Board about increasing membership from five to seven in order to add younger members and spread the work load. (more…)