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07/31/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Johnson ordered another 45,000 United States troops to Vietnam while China agreed to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid.

Pink Floyd released its debut album in the United Kingdom. “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

Bobby Gentry released her only hit, “Ode to Billy Joe.”

Americans were listening to “Light My Fire” by The Doors.

“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was pulling in movie audiences in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/18/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Greg Toner explains June well water readings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Greg Toner explains June well water readings.

Despite numbers released for June showing a “strong drop in well values from the previous month,” well heights “compare favorably to the normal median height” for the month, according to the Water Advisory Committee.

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06/12/17 12:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.

While advising maintianing voluntary water conservation methods, the Water Advisory Committee has delivered good news.

Drought conditions that persisted throughout the state for many months finally was resolved for Shelter Island in May as expected. (more…)

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06/08/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

John Hallman begs to differ.

In strong words this week, Mr. Hallman told the Reporter that Peter Grand, a member of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC), had “scared people” when he commented on tests that revealed a well in the Center near the school had nitrate levels above safe standards for drinking. (more…)