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09/13/19 2:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Bob Edwards, now living in Houston, paid a visit to his friend, Jean Brechter, at her home here last month. The two were summer kids together for many years.

Once toddlers together, old friends Bob Edwards and Jean (née Schultheis) Brechter united at Ms. Brechter’s home here for a visit last month.

Mr. Edwards, now living in Houston, said he was told the first visit the two ever made to Shelter Island was in their mothers’ wombs in 1927. (more…)

Featured Story
09/10/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Toronto Rock and Roll Revival attracted an audience of approximately 20,000 to watch 20 performers including Chicago, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Doug Kershaw and The Doors and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band at Varsity Stadium of the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

Controversial American author James Frey was born in Cleveland. He admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he had lied to her earlier when he claimed “The Smoking Gun” had been accurate when he had spent a few hours in jail rather than the 87 days as his book had said.

“Scooby Doo Where Are You” debuted in the United States on CBS Television.

American filmmaker, author and songwriter Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans.

“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon and directed by Paul Mazursky was released.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

Featured Story
09/09/19 12:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. is drafting a resolution for the Town Board’s consideration at its Sept. 20 meeting on a controversial building application. (more…)

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09/06/19 12:00pm

COURTESY IMAGE

The old saying that no one pays attention to politics until after Labor Day is true — except for party leaders and candidates who have been busy defining issues and mapping strategies.

As the official election season opens for the race to Election Day 2019, we caught up with the Island politicos. (more…)

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09/06/19 10:07am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

A 48-year old New York City woman was released on $3,000 cash bail for a later court date after being processed on several charges including a felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in her vehicle under the age of 16. (more…)