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05/22/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Sunset from the Sunset Beach Hotel.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  Sunset from the Sunset Beach Hotel.

Sunset Beach Hotel defines a certain kind of Shelter Island summer — millionaires’ yachts anchored off Crescent Beach, sunbathing, people watching, celebrity spotting, complicated cocktails and dancing by strobe or moon light.

And for some of Sunset Beach’s neighbors, summer also means window-rattling amplified music with sledgehammer bass lines at all hours of the night. (more…)

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12/29/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner recently shared information with his colleagues on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

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

For years, Islanders have been concerned about the issue of water quantity, dependent on wells and a fragile aquifer. The concern has led to action, with periods of mandatory water use restrictions. (more…)

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09/05/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Comedian Jerry Lewis held his Second Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon over Labor Day weekend in 1967.

Surveyor 5, one of a series of unmanned missions meant to test the moon’s surface for a manned flight that would come in July 1969, was launched and made a soft landing on the moon despite a helium leak.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King beat Britain Ann Jones to win the 81st National Tennis Championship.

Debra Dene Barnes of Kansas was crowned the 40th Miss America.

Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS censors when he sang the original words to “Light My Fire” — “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” instead of the version censors wanted — “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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