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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06/07/19 4:30pm

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Mike Bebon, at home on Shelter Island.

Mike Bebon was deputy director of operations at the Brookhaven National Lab and a weekend Islander for 20-plus years when he got a call from someone at the Shelter Island Public Library asking if he would come take a look at the boiler. (more…)

11/11/17 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Helicopters at the East Hampton airport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Helicopters at the East Hampton airport.

Good for democracy.

That’s the significance of the legislation authored by State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) signed into law last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo providing that if any future East Hampton Town Board wants a Federal Aviation Administration grant running 10 years or more, it would have to be approved by the voters. (more…)

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11/06/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine featuring stories about music, popular culture and politics was published.

The unmanned Surveyor 6 made a soft landing on the moon, an important feat in the country’s plans to send men to the moon.

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act, creating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Carl Stokes was elected the first African-American mayor of a major United States city, Cleveland, Ohio.

At a ceremony in Phnom Peng, Cambodia, three U.S. prisoners of war released by the Viet Cong were turned over to antiwar activist Tom Hayden.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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