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08/28/14 10:06am
BRIDG HUNT PHOTO North Ferry’s Manhansett boat was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

BRIDG HUNT PHOTO
North Ferry’s Manhansett was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A major race riot resulted in 341 people injured and 774 arrested

Lady Bird Johnson was on the cover of Time Magazine

The Beatles continued their US tour at Forest Hills in New York

Mary Poppins was pulling in the largest movie audiences

The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun was at the top of the music charts

And on Shelter Island …

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08/19/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Shelter Island could soon decide that students entering its drivers’ education program obtain New York State learners’ permits prior to taking the school’s free course. (more…)

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08/14/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library will be putting forth a budget proposal in about a month as board members contemplate 2015 needs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Public Library will be putting forth a budget proposal in September as board members contemplate 2015 needs.

50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

Angry West Berliners attacked a Soviet Army car, heavy truck and trailer halfway through the western police barriers protecting the hated Berlin Wall. (more…)

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07/30/14 4:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ticks were a major agenda item on Shelter Island back in 2004 and the problem continues to plague residents today as the Deer & Tick Committee explores ways to tackle tick-borne diseases.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ticks were a major agenda item on Shelter Island back in 2004 and the problem continues to plague residents today as the Deer & Tick Committee explores ways to tackle tick-borne diseases.

This week in the wider world, 50 years ago:

Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States, having been sworn in on November 22, 1963, in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. (more…)

07/25/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

House guest season is upon us and with it comes the need to have plenty of entertainment options up your sleeve for when the weather is bad or the pleasures of the outdoors start to fade.

As the house guest calendar starts to fill, check out the resources available at the library. It’s the place to send your tired, your bored and your huddled guests longing for high-speed Internet access. (more…)