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08/30/19 2:00pm


Library tennis tournament
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Library Tennis Tournament, originally started in the 1990s by the Jerry Berner family, returned for the second year in a row last Saturday.

I want to thank the people whose hard work brought about this fun event that also raised funds for the library. (more…)

08/22/19 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Kailala, a great horned owl, was one of the stars of the Green Expo last year, presented by the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center.

Ask an Islander what’s the most significant issue and the answer is likely to be water quality.

Water has always been a critical concern, although at one time it was with quantity more than quality. But studies done by Suffolk County and the United States Geological Survey have revealed a more urgent need for locals to get their water tested and to take steps to reduce the nitrogen content in drinking water. (more…)

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05/19/19 8:00am

Timothy J. Bohen

Timothy (Tim) J. Bohen of Lakeview Drive died on May 2, 2019 at the East End Hospice’s Kanas inpatient facility from a stroke and complications of Parkinson’s Disease. (more…)

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04/15/19 12:00pm


Joe Frazier knocked out Dave Zyglewick in the first round to win the heavyweight boxing title at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.

Winners at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards were “Great White Hope” and “1776.”

The first human eye transplant was performed at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Melina Mercouri, a Greek actress, whose breakout film was “Never on Sunday,”  for which she won a Cannes Film Festival Award, established the Greek Aid Fund.

An earthquake measured as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 struck in North Carolina, killing two people and injuring 30.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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02/25/19 12:00pm


Hafiz al-Assad became the head of Syria by way of a military coup and his son, Bashar al-Assad, leads the country today.

Major league baseball got its first pension plan through collective bargaining.

Actor Robert Sean Leonard, known for roles in the television series “House” and the film “Dead Poets Society,” was born in Westwood, New Jersey.

American singer/songwriter Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The average price of new car was $3,270 and gasoline was averaging 35 cents a gallon.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)