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12/09/19 2:00pm

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Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding.

Monday morning the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board looked back at past achievements and frustrations in 2019, and ahead for direction in 2020.

Among the projects planned for next year is an acquisition by Peconic Land Trust (PLT) of 6.07 acres at Ned’s Lane that would then be sold to the town. The agreement worked out between the town and PLT would end up costing the town 25% of the purchase price, CPF Board President Gordon Gooding said. (more…)

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12/09/19 12:00pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Shelter Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is requesting federal support to address the recent scallop die-off, which killed an estimated 90 to 100% of adult scallops between last spring and this fall in local bays. (more…)

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12/09/19 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Life magazine carried pictures and a story about the second U.S. moon landing with astronauts Al Bean and Charles Conrad walking on the surface of the moon.

The British House of Commons voted 343 to 185 to abolish that country’s death penalty.

The Jackson Five made a first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.

“Hello, Dolly” with Barbra Streisand premiered in movie theaters.

Peter, Paul and Mary saw their version of “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” written by John Denver rise to number one on the Billboard’s Hot Top 100.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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12/07/19 3:00pm

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Children reading ebooks outside the library last summer.

It may appear to be a David vs. Goliath battle, but Shelter Island Library Director Terry Lucas won approval from her Board of Trustees to take on Macmillan Publishing over a new policy that limits access to the behemoth publisher’s electronic version of its new releases. (more…)