11/02/19 11:00am

Gardiners Island

I’ve been giving presentations about Gardiners Island at the East Hampton Library, Southampton History Museum and last week at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum.

Part of the talk involves the pirate Captain Kidd, who in 1699 famously buried treasure on Gardiners Island, which is east of Shelter Island. Years ago, for a TV shoot on the privately held island that’s been in the Gardiner family for nearly 400 years, Robert David Lion Gardiner, its “16th Lord of the Manor,” brought me to the spot where the treasure had been buried. (more…)

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10/28/19 10:00am


The U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education ordered an end to all public school desegregation 15 years after it had ordered an end to segregation with “all deliberate speed” in its Brown v. the Board of Education decision.

Sam Walton’s chain of Wal-Mart discount stores was incorporated.

New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver won the first of three Cy Young Awards

The first ever computer-to-computer links were established on ARPANET, a precursor to the internet.

 Beatle George Harrison released “Something” in the United Kingdom

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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07/22/19 12:00pm

COURTESY RENDERING| Expanded Peconic Bay Medical Center

Anyone who has been a primary caregiver for an ill parent, child or other relative or friend knows despite the love, the day-to-day responsibilities can be overwhelming.

Peconic Bay Medical Center recognized this last year, and thanks to the generosity of a former caregiver, launched a Caregivers Center at the hospital. (more…)

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05/29/19 8:00am


Mario Andretti won the Indianapolis 500.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace A Chance.”

Stevie Wonder released “My Cherie Amore.”

American Composer Jimmy McHugh, who wrote “Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” died at age 74 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actress Anne Heche, once linked romantically with Ellen Degeneres, was born in Aurora, Ohio.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/07/19 12:00pm

Eastern Long Island Hospital President and CEO Paul Connor Jr. answered questions from Peconic Landing residents about changes coming to the hospital as a result of the affiliation with Stony Brook Hospital.

July 1 is the official day when Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) expects its affiliation with Stony Brook University Hospital to become official. ELIH President and CEO Paul Connor III told Peconic Landing residents last week it’s a marriage after a long courtship that links the two hospitals as the best way to serve the East End. (more…)