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02/05/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ten years ago, drainage work was under way by the state Department of Transportation to deal with drainage problems in the area of Town Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ten years ago, road work was under way by the state Department of Transportation to deal with drainage problems in the area of Town Hall.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Willie Mays became the highest paid player in professional baseball when he signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants in February 1966 for $130,000. (more…)

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12/15/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse..

JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse..

Long before radar and GPS dominated navigation in Southold Town waters, seven offshore lighthouses warned mariners of the dangers that lay ahead along rocky shores and in treacherous passages.

Once the property of the United States government, the beacons that stretch from Orient Point Lighthouse to Latimer Reef Lighthouse — which is almost as close to Rhode Island as it is to Fishers Island — have nearly all been sold or given to private entities or individuals.

But what does one actually do with a lighthouse? (more…)

11/26/15 4:00pm
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

I said these words last year: I don’t need to have another traditional roasted turkey dinner on Thanksgiving for the rest of my life.

As I recall, this was not the fault of the preparers or the circumstances of last year’s feed (I should know these things yet it all blurs), but simply a feeling that this particular holiday paradigm had run its course. (more…)

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12/30/14 8:13am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Sawyer Clark soaring for two in the Shelter Island boys varsity basketball victory over Block Island Monday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Sawyer Clark soaring for two in the Shelter Island boys varsity basketball team’s victory over Block Island Monday.

The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team hosted the Block Island Hurricanes on Monday, December 29, in a renewed rivalry that dates back more than 35 years. (more…)