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02/18/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Ted Williams signed a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators baseball team.

Mariner 6 was launched from Cape Canaveral for a Mars flyby to study that planet’s atmosphere.

Joanne Woodward won a Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Rachel, Rachel.”

LeeRoy Yarbrough, driving for Junior Johnson, eked out a victory in the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized competition astride Cohesian in Charles Town, West Virginia and she is to be celebrated this month for that victory 50 years later.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

09/13/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island’s 9/11 Memorial on North Ferry Road, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island’s 9/11 Memorial on North Ferry Road, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Our country was changed forever on September 11, 2001, and in the aftermath of the terrible events of that day there has been nothing glorious — except the inspiring deeds of individuals in service to others. (more…)

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01/12/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Hank de Cillia, who was executive director of East End Transit, tried unsuccessfully 10 years ago to convince the Shelter Island Town Board to allow a shuttle boat connecting passengers between North and South ferries.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Hank de Cillia, who was executive director of East End Transit, tried unsuccessfully 10 years ago to convince the Shelter Island Town Board to allow a shuttle bus connecting passengers between North and South ferries.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Johnson, in his first State of the Union Address, said that the United States could afford to continue to support the war effort in Vietnam and pay for the Great Society social programs he advocated. (more…)