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11/04/19 10:00am


John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their second album, “Wedding Album,” in the United Kingdom.

American actor Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas.

Rapper Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was born in New York City.

“Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was recorded by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Sesame Street premiered on PBS

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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09/11/19 2:00pm


At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, discussions covered an upgrade for senior transportation, setting a schedule for meetings on the 2020 budget, safety signs for bicyclists, tweaking the code for building permits and even, depending on your sense of humor, a brilliant or awful pun. (more…)

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07/31/19 12:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack.

Suffolk County officials have released the findings of a multi-year study of ticks — and the pathogens they carry — that show how prevalent tick-borne illnesses have become, especially on the East End. (more…)

06/30/19 3:00pm

Dr. Peter Kelt might not practice medicine at the Medical Center.

I must say that I was pretty surprised to see the front page headline in the June 13 Reporter that said, “Island Dr. rejected by Stony Brook for Med Center.”


02/17/19 8:00am


The neurologist recited Codger’s main symptoms: “Your hands are clumsy and you walk like Frankenstein.”

“Obviously,” said Codger, who had already reviewed his MRI with Dr. Google, “I will need a cervical spine laminectomy fusion.”

The neurologist sighed. “Unless you also plan to operate, I have an excellent neurosurgeon for you.” (more…)