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JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.

Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.

One year into her third term as a member of the Shelter Island Board of Education, Elizabeth Melichar submitted her resignation this month and set her sights on a new chapter in her life, joining her son in Phoenix, Arizona. (more…)

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04/23/18 8:00am


The rock musical “Hair” opened at the Biltmore Theater and ran for 1,750 performances with many of its songs becoming anthems for the anti-Vietnam War peace movement.

Students at Ohio State University seized the administration building to protest unfair treatment of Blacks, holding the building for five hours until they got concessions from the school vice president that were later repudiated by the college president.

Rock vocalist Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips was born in Los Angeles, California to former singer Marilyn Rovell of The Honeys and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.

The United Methodist Church was formed with the union of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church.

“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was pulling audiences into movie theaters throughout the country.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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04/10/18 4:30pm


One homeowner described it as a “loss of innocence.” Another said, “I suppose it had to come at some point.”

Marilynn Pysher and Cathy Ann Kenny, residents of Silver Beach, were speaking about the news that another burglary had been reported in their neighborhood two weeks after a horrific home invasion burglary put an elderly minister in the hospital in critical condition. (more…)

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04/09/18 10:11am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act, also known as the Fair Housing Act, to guarantee equal housing opportunities to all.

An American military test of a deadly nerve gas in Skull Valley, Utah, killed thousands of sheep that were downwind from where the test was conducted.

The Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 1-0 in 24 innings.

“In the Heat of the Night” won Best Picture Award at the 40th Academy Awards while its star, Rod Steiger, took home the Best Actor Award and Katherine Hepburn won Best Actress for “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

American Bob Goalby won the 32nd Masters Gold Tournament by one stroke. It was his only major championship win.

And on Shelter Island . . .