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01/21/19 4:30pm

Town Engineer John Cronin, center. At left, Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

In an ideal world, the retirement of two of the town’s major officials wouldn’t happen concurrently.

But the world is not ideal, Town Engineer John Cronin said, explaining why he will leave his town post within a couple of months after Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. leaves office on March 31. (more…)

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01/21/19 8:00am

Among blood donors Thursday were members of the Lions Club newly formed youth group who call themselves Simbas. With their teacher and Lions Club member Peter Miedema (back left) are (standing) Owen Gibbs, Jaime Lenzer, Abby Kotula and Stephen Cummings and (seated) Lydia Shepherd and Jonas Kinsey.

Once again, Islanders showed their true spirit of cooperation Thursday, donating 48 pints of blood during the drive that took place at EMT Headquarters.


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01/20/19 1:53pm

COURTESY PHOTO Breakfast and lunch are ready and waiting at Elli’s Country Store on South Ferry Road.

In Thursday’s paper listing eateries that are open during the winter months, we neglected to include Elli’s Country Store at 35 South Ferry Road.

Elli’s is open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has an extensive take-out menu as well as a convenience store.

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01/20/19 10:00am


Roy Campanella, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was considered one of the greatest catchers of all times, and Stan Musial, an outfielder and one of the greatest hitters of all times, were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Students in England protested the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics.

An assassination attempt on Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev by a deserter from the Soviet Army resulted in the death of one person and injuries to several others, although Mr. Brezhnev emerged unharmed.

In the United States, people were listening to Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

And on Shelter Island . . .