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07/10/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One of many volunteers who staffed the Shelter Island Public Library in 1984, Dorothy Shaw was helping to prep for the 100th anniversary back then.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
One of many volunteers who staffed the Shelter Island Public Library in 1984, Dorothy Shaw was helping to prep for the 100th anniversary back then.

50 YEARS AGO
GOP chairman critical of Griffing appointments

Suffolk County Republican Chairman Arthur Cromarty in July 1964 criticized Evans K. Griffing for appointments to a commission formed to explore establishing a separate county for the East End Towns. (more…)

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07/03/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The old Shelter Island Library back in 1964 before it was replaced by today’s building that has since undergone its own expansion.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The old Shelter Island Library back in 1964 before it was replaced by today’s building that has since undergone its own expansion.

50 YEARS AGO

A pair of heavy-duty pruning shears cut through wild shrubbery around the old Shelter Island Library revealed, 50 years ago, a building that was “a tumbling down shack with an expanded front, complete with decrepit stoop,” according to a Reporter editorial of the day. (more…)

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06/11/14 11:30am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One of many summer programs that has been hosted at Camp Quinipet is this SigmaCamp program for students with advanced abilities in science and technology. The camp not only hosts other groups, but offers its own programs for both day and overnight campers.

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One of many summer programs that has been hosted at Camp Quinipet is  SigmaCamp  for students with advanced abilities in science and technology. The camp not only hosts other groups, but offers its own programs for both day and overnight campers.

Shelter Island is not only a paradise for adults, but also for children with a host of activities — everything from one-day to summer-long programs. But competition is stiff for many of the activities, so it’s important to make choices rapidly and get registered. (more…)

05/19/14 12:07pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Are these your long-lost relatives?

COURTESY PHOTO | Are these your long-lost relatives?

Shelter Island Library Director Denise DiPaolo found the photo (above) when someone dropped off used books to the library last week.

She said “they may not have noticed that inside the copy of a copy of Gore Vidal’s Burr was this photo.  There are no markings or writing on the photo, but I’m sure it’s special to someone.”

Contact the library if these folks belong to you.

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04/23/14 2:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | 'Monte Walsh' will be the featured film at Movies at the Library.

COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Monte Walsh’ will be the featured film at Movies at the Library.

“Monte Walsh,” originally scheduled for the winter series of Movies at the Library, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 in the Community Room. It is a film that appeared largely unheralded in 1970. Why remains a mystery when Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called it “as lovely a Western as I’ve seen in a long time,” and subsequent commentaries include “one of the five best Westerns ever made.” (more…)