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03/20/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Muhammed Ali knocked out Zora Folley in the seventh round to win the heavyweight boxing title.

Students at the University of Michigan held the first teach-in after the United States bombing of North Vietnam.

NASA halted further training for three scheduled manned space missions to overhaul the Apollo program in light of the January fire that killed Apollo 1 astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunningham.

American figure skater Debi Thomas — 1986 World Champion, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time U.S. National Champion — was born in Poughkeepsie, New York

“Homecoming” and “Cabaret” took home top honors at the 21st Annual Tony Awards ceremony.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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08/03/16 4:30pm
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Robert Hitscherich and Desirae Hubbard, the Island’s newest traffic control officers, about to leave police headquarters for a day’s work.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Robert Hitscherich and Desirae Hubbard, the Island’s newest traffic control officers, about to leave police headquarters for a day’s work.

After grabbing a muffin or coffee from the squad room, the Shelter Island Police Department’s summer traffic control officers (TCOs) head out these summer mornings from headquarters in the Center, arriving at the most popular beaches around the same time as many Islanders. (more…)

12/26/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The recent corruption convictions of ex-State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, two of the three top political figures in New York State government with Governor Cuomo rounding out the trifecta, came as no surprise me.

As a reporter for the daily Long Island Press, I saw firsthand how outrageous it was that state government ran so counter to the democratic process. Major decisions were made then, and continue to be made now, by what’s become a sorry political description: three men in a room. (more…)

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04/13/15 7:47pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| The single engine Cessna not long after it crashed at Klenawicus Field about 6 p.m. Monday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| The single engine Cessna not long after it crashed at Klenawicus Field about 6 p.m. Monday.

UPDATE: The Shelter Island Police Department has  identified the pilot of the single engine plane that crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip yesterday evening as Michael J. Russo, 80, of Shelter Island. (more…)

04/12/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

“Fortunately here in Suffolk County you and we have the power. No one should feel powerless,” the long-time chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC), Rabbi Steven Moss, declared recently on the East End about combatting acts of discrimination including hate crimes in Suffolk. (more…)