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07/24/17 8:00am

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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the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.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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07/20/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dory owner Jack Kiffer outside his bar and restaurant.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dory owner Jack Kiffer outside his bar and restaurant.

Just before the Town Board adjourned its work session Tuesday, Jack Kiffer, owner of The Dory, entered the meeting room and handed papers to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar announcing that after six years of delaying providing public bathroom facilities, he will sue the town. (more…)

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07/03/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

There are strong disagreements among members of one of the most essential town committees to the point that an elected official says there’s a risk of “losing the committee,” as in the body closing down.

Arguments over a planned survey of town residents conducted by the Deer & Tick Committee is the flash point for the dissension.

“We’ve come to a crossroads here,” said Councilman Jim Colligan, who worries about the future of the committee. (more…)

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06/28/17 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

If crafting the new law pertaining to short-term rentals (STRs) took many months, getting it rolling with registrations is proving no easy task for town officials. (more…)

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06/20/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) walked a fine line Monday night between informing the public about water safety and not alarming residents about the quality of their water. (more…)