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07/03/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Beatles released “All You Need Is Love” while the Doors’ “Light My Fire” climbed to the top of the pop charts.

Five weeks after Biafra broke away from Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil War broke out with the stronger Nigerian forces finally forcing the Biafrans to capitualte. Both sides saw massive loss of life and Nigeria sustained a heavy hit to its image as pictures of starving Biafrans were shown around the world.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King won Wimbledon beating Ann Jones of Britain while John Newcombe of Australia took the men’s title that year, beating Wilhelm Bungert of West Germany

“Funny Girl,”  which had opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City with Barbra Streisand in the title role, closed after 1,348 performances.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/22/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash in New Orleans at age 34.

British actress Maggie Smith married Robert Stephens in a ceremony in Greenwich, England.

In the wake of the Six Day War, Israel removed barricades, reunifying Jerusalem.

200 people were arrested during riots on the east side of Buffalo, New York, in which many African Americans, 13 police officers and one firefighter were injured.

The first Consumer Electronic Show was held in New York City.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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05/16/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D-Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents Shelter Island..

A vote on a bill to let the public vote on reducing the size of the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 members to 13 appears unlikely.

The Legislature’s ways and means committee voted last Thursday to have the proposal “tabled subject to call.”

“You probably won’t see this being considered by the [full] Legislature,” said Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), chairperson of that committee. Ms. Fleming represents Shelter Island. (more…)

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05/09/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Traffic on Wiggns Street waiting to board North Ferry in Greenport,

JULIE LANE PHOTO Traffic on Wiggns Street waiting to board North Ferry in Greenport,

It will still take another week to 10 days until long North Ferry lines — and the waiting time for motorists — return to some kind of normalcy, according to Board of Education President and North Ferry mechanic Thomas Graffagnino. (more…)

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05/09/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards  picking up garbage at Mashomack  a year ago as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards picking up garbage at Mashomack last year as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

Suffolk County residents hoping for a decision regarding a proposed ban on single-use plastic bags at retail stores across the county will have to keep waiting.

During a May 5 meeting at the County Center in Riverside, the Suffolk County Legislature Health Committee voted unanimously to table a resolution on the bill, which was introduced in early March, but has not come to a vote. (more…)