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04/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor, a job she recently left to move cross country with her family.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Time magazine’s cover illustrated computers in society with a story on the first orbiting digital computer, described as a “hatbox-sized model” capable of making 7,000 calculations per second.

The United States launched the first space nuclear power reactor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City.

“My Fair Lady” took home the Best Picture Award as well as Academy Awards in seven other categories, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Julie Andrews, passed over in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the movie role of Eliza Doolittle that she had initiated on Broadway, took the Best Actress statuette for her role in “Mary Poppins.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

01/16/15 12:00pm
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Social worker Jennifer Olsen is offering her services without cost to Shelter Island residents in a ground-breaking program funded through the town’s 2015 budget.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Social worker Jennifer Olsen is offering her services without cost to Shelter Island residents in a ground-breaking program funded through the town’s 2015 budget.

In a firm commitment to the community — meaning putting its money where its mouth is — the Town Board allocated funds for a town social worker in its 2015 budget. (more…)