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07/14/19 3:00pm

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Vital gift
To the Editor:
Due to the emergency blood shortage in the New York Blood Center, the Town of Shelter Island is hosting the fourth annual summer blood drive on Thursday, July 25 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Emergency Medical Services Building, 12 Manwaring Road.

Blood donations typically decline in the summer when schools go on break and people take vacations, and tougher screening rules have left the New York Blood Center with just a two- to-three-day supply of some blood types. (more…)

08/03/18 12:00pm
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PHOTO Longhorned ticks.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PHOTO Longhorned ticks.

The clock is ticking.

As if the deer tick problem weren’t bad enough, two state departments — Health and Agriculture & Markets — are now urging New Yorkers to be on the alert for the longhorned tick, a new species that may soon make its way here.

Native to eastern Asia, the tick was recently spotted in New York for the first time in Westchester County. (more…)

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05/14/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Alabama Governor George Wallace Jr. was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning as the candidate for the presidency on the American Independent Party line and was paralyzed from the waist down, living out his life in a wheelchair.

“Get Smart” took home an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Mission: Impossible” won for Outstanding Dramatic Series.

The psychedelic film “Wonderwall,” for which Beatle George Harrison wrote the score, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

The European Space Research Organization founded by 10 European nations launches its first satellite.

“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was among the most popular films of the day.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)