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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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08/22/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.

Two water tests at Fresh Pond — especially two with strikingly different results — can’t tell the story about what’s happening with that prized body of water, according to Water Advisory Committee (WAC) member Peter Grand. (more…)

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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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