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05/20/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

“Midnight Cowboy,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, was released to theaters and would capture the Best Picture Academy Award the following spring.

The Beatles released their “Get Back” single, which quickly rose to number one where it stayed for five successive weeks.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their second “bed-in” for peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

“If”  won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the 22nd Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The BBC ordered 13 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/06/19 2:00pm

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO The Town Board at Friday’s public hearing in the school auditorium on proposed amendments to the short-term rental law. From left, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar and Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs.

An issue that many long-time Islanders have said is the most divisive in memory returned, front and center, Friday evening at a Town Board public hearing held in the school auditorium. (more…)

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04/29/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II departed from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City.

American writer Norman Mailer won the first of his two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award for “Armies of the Night.”

Jockey Bill Hartack rode Majestic Prince to a first place finish in the 95th Kentucky Derby with a recorded time of 2:01.8.

The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers to take the 23rd NBA Championship.

Marine Major Charles Robb, husband to Lynda Byrd Johnson Robb, returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam to meet his daughter, Lucinda, who was born six months earlier, during his deployment.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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03/26/19 4:30pm

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Imagine the day when you have to get off Shelter Island and there are no ferries.

No, North or South ferries are not going out of business. But the two companies are planning measures to deal with climate change that is already affecting the Island. (more…)