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08/30/19 4:30pm

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Gerry and Roni Siller on the front porch of their Shelter Island home.

Gerry Siller was in high school when he decided to apply for a job at a new restaurant near home in Massapequa. He’d worked at his father’s deli in Bellmore, so knew how to make a sandwich, and when the hiring manager came out to see if anyone in the around-the-block line of applicants was a short-order cook, Gerry raised his hand. He was hired, and just before his first day on the job, a friend told him the secret of success for any job: “Just have a rag in your hand and always be cleaning things.” (more…)

12/01/18 11:00am

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Solar panels atop the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall.

“Vibrant” is the word used by Dean Hapshe — project manager of Suffolk County-based Harvest Power — last week about the state of the solar power industry. A major reason for this, he said, is that “the price of the panels has come down.” (more…)

Featured Story
06/23/18 3:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigned.

Joe Frazier won the heavyweight boxing title at Madison Square Garden defeating Manuel Raimos on a TKO in the second round.

American journalist,  chairwoman of the Miss America Board of Directors and a former Miss America, Gretchen Carlson was born in Minnesota; she was the first woman to speak out about mistreatment by FOX’s Roger Ailes and is credited with being a major force in the Me Too movement.

Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You” topped the charts in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/28/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.

American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.

The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.

The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.

The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/10/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

At the Suffolk Legislature Building in Hauppauge last week, in front of a truck with a giant screw on it were the words, “The Cuomo Tax Screws Long Islanders” and below, “Stop Cuomo Tax, No Nuclear Bailout.” (more…)