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08/28/19 2:00pm

The Pridwin Hotel owners want to renovate the property.

The so-called “Phase I” of the Pridwin Hotel project looks likely to gain approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals, but still has hurdles to surmount, including necessary permits from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Town Board. (more…)

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08/21/19 2:00pm

The Pridwin Hotel owners want to renovate and expand the hotel.

It won’t be decision time Wednesday night when the Zoning Board of Appeals meets for a work session, but it’s expected that members will discuss the application from Glenn and Gregg Petry for renovations to the Pridwin Hotel. (more…)

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07/29/19 2:00pm


Pope Paul VI arrived in Entebbe, Uganda for the first visit by a reigning Pope to Africa.

At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy began secret peace negotiations to end the war in Vietnam that ultimately failed.

Mariner 7 made its closest fly-by of Mars, coming within 3,524 kilometers.

The Atlantic City Pop Festival was underway with 110,000 people enjoying performances by Janis Joplin, Three Dog Night, Iron Butterfly, Procol Harum, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many others.

Time magazine reported a turn in the tobacco industry toward a nearly unconditional surrender in the heated battle over cigarette advertising, with a statement by a Phillip Morris spokesman that the industry was prepared to end all advertising on TV and radio by the end of the year.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

07/05/19 2:00pm

The colorful Aviation cocktail at SALT.

After a summer that took a while to launch, with a cold, rainy spring that overstayed its welcome, we have reached the 4th of July week, when weekends stretch into weeks of vacation time and relaxation begins to sink in. What better way to segue from a sunny beach day to a soft summer evening than a visit to one of our local establishments to wind down? We live in a resort town, after all, so why not savor their best hospitality? Pull up a barstool for yourself, and one for a friend. Feeling like you have all the time in the world, let an expert prepare you a libation that takes some careful curating – or shaking, or stirring.