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10/23/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

John McCain was shot down as a U.S. Navy pilot over Vietnam and would spend 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war with two years in solitary confinement.

Singer-songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran and ruled until he was overthrown in 1979.

The Soviet Venera 4 became the first probe to send data back to earth from Venus.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/26/16 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Sir Francis Chichester embarked on a 228-day circumnavigation of the world leaving from Portsmouth, England, and becoming the first person to do so alone. He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)

08/30/15 3:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Columnist Richard Lomuscio

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Columnist Richard Lomuscio

I was daydreaming the other day as I disembarked South Ferry. I passed Hallock Real Estate on the left, followed by the offices of Drs. Grunwaldt and Stroll at the Town Medical Center.

I stopped at Schmid’s for a half dozen jelly donuts, then filled up with gas at B&D. Continuing north on Route114, I noticed that the House of Glass was busy and George’s IGA parking lot was full. (more…)