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05/02/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A group of Black Panthers led by Bobby Seale entered the California State Legislature openly armed to protest gun legislation aimed at denying them rights to carry guns to protect themselves and their neighborhoods. (more…)

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05/24/16 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

With a colorful reimagining of its free, iconic Shelter Island map and a recent update of its website, the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated its entry into the digital age at its annual membership meeting May 19.

“As you can see we’ve been busy,” the chamber’s president, Art Williams, told the 80 or so members gathered at the Pridwin Hotel. The members also heard updates on a public rest room at Volunteer Park, the annual crafts fair, the rubber duck race and ideas for a new event in December. (more…)

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07/03/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The old Shelter Island Library back in 1964 before it was replaced by today’s building that has since undergone its own expansion.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The old Shelter Island Library back in 1964 before it was replaced by today’s building that has since undergone its own expansion.

50 YEARS AGO

A pair of heavy-duty pruning shears cut through wild shrubbery around the old Shelter Island Library revealed, 50 years ago, a building that was “a tumbling down shack with an expanded front, complete with decrepit stoop,” according to a Reporter editorial of the day. (more…)