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03/03/19 11:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball after 18 years, citing persistent knee injuries; he is credited with 536 home runs.

James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc married his third wife, Joan Mansfield, who was a philanthropist and would later give away much of their money after his death.

Boston Center Phil Esposito became the first player in National Hockey League history to record 100 points in a single season.

The former USSR performed a nuclear test in Eastern Kazakh.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

10/26/18 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A patient receiving a flu shot.

According to various statistics that I’ve read recently, if I were around in 1950, I’d already be dead.
What I mean is that the life expectancy of a male in 1950 was about 65 years. The life expectancy today of an American male is about 78 years. (more…)

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08/22/18 10:00am
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The Town Board expects to look at a draft resolution that would authorize Fire Marshall Arthur Bloom, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., and Animal Control Officer Beau Payne to issue summonses for code violations. (more…)

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08/02/18 8:00am

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There has been a lot of talk about improving medical services for Islanders and visitors, Councilman Jim Colligan said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, but the time has come for a meeting with the doctors who have offices at the Medical Center Building so  needs aren’t duplicated and services are extended. (more…)