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11/13/19 8:00am

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Hap Bowditch’s sculpture representing Mary Droser’s breakthrough fossil discovery, the Funisia Dorothea.

Where would you find the renowned paleontologist who discovered evidence of the earliest animal sexual reproduction on earth?

One place was at Marie Eiffel’s last week having coffee. (more…)

06/14/19 4:30pm

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One hundred years ago, a woman in Spokane, Washington named Sonora Smart Dodd decided to honor her father, a man who raised her and five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. With Dodd in the lead, Father’s Day spread across the country, and the rest of the U.S. joined her in a celebration of paternity, held ever since on the third Sunday in June.

In observance of Father’s Day, and the tool-wielding, ball-throwing, booboo-kissing men who make it happen, quite a few Shelter Islanders were ready to talk about what their fathers did for them. (more…)

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09/04/18 4:30pm
SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO Ken Walker can’t resist the seafood buffet with Village Hall in background.

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Ken Walker can’t resist the seafood buffet.

As September signaled its arrival with a welcome cooling in temperature, the mayor and trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor hosted an end-of-summer cocktail party for residents on the grounds of Village Hall.

The gathering marked the close of a season and equally served to mark a softening in the atmosphere that had pervaded village relations in recent years. (more…)

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06/20/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Betsy Morgan

COURTESY PHOTO Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Betsy Morgan

Voters in Dering Harbor elected Betsy Morgan mayor on June 19 and re-elected Trustees Karen Kelsey and Patrick Parcells. The slate had run unopposed. There were four blank ballots cast and one write-in vote for Mayor John T. Colby, who was not seeking re-election. (more…)