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07/29/19 12:00pm

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To the Editor:
When Bennett Konesni and Eben Fiske Ostby inherited Sylvester Manor grounds and made the vital decision to transform the property to create a nonprofit educational farm, it was a game changer for the community.

Privately owned grounds could be easily turned into a luxury housing development. Instead of putting more pressure on the land and a fragile water aquifer, extensive grounds are now open to the public and the Manor House museum and organic farm were established. (more…)

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07/08/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

David Bowie released his single, “Space Oddity,” just nine days before Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Russia launched an unmanned Luna 15 to the moon.

“Easy Rider,” starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson was released.

The Rolling Stones released “Honky Tonk Women” as a single.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)