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11/20/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, with a record of 16 and 12, was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.

U.S. General William Westmoreland told news reporters that he thought in 1965 the Viet Cong were winning the war, but by November 1967, he was confident they were losing.

The British Broadcasting Company unofficially banned the Beatles song, “I Am the Walrus,” thought to be critical of capitalism and the social system when, in fact, it was a period in which John Lennon was writing gibberish lyrics for many songs after hearing that people were studying Beatles’ song meanings.

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution providing a guideline for negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace settlement

And on Shelter Island . . .

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11/09/17 4:30pm
REPORTER PHOTO Craig Wood

REPORTER PHOTO Craig Wood challenged the Town Board on the lack of a written capital budget.

With some last minute adjustments, the Town Board Tuesday adopted a 2018 budget of $11.6 million that represents a 3.9 percent change in spending from the current year’s spending plan.

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10/27/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The Reporter asked the two candidates for supervisor and three candidates for Town Council to give our readers their thoughts on four of the most critical issues facing Shelter Island.

The questions submitted were :
1. How, in practical terms, would you plan to achieve affordable housing?

2. How, in practical terms, would you address the issues of water quality, tick infestation and infrastructure needs without raising taxes? (more…)