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05/06/19 2:00pm

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO The Town Board at Friday’s public hearing in the school auditorium on proposed amendments to the short-term rental law. From left, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar and Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs.

An issue that many long-time Islanders have said is the most divisive in memory returned, front and center, Friday evening at a Town Board public hearing held in the school auditorium. (more…)

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04/15/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

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…)

09/01/18 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the guest speaker at Union Chapel’s next service.

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Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the guest speaker at Union Chapel’s next service.

Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the speaker this coming Sunday at the annual Shelter Island Association service Sunday at 10:30 am at Union Chapel in the Grove.

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04/30/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

United States and North Vietnamese officials agreed to begin peace talks in Paris.

A general strike escalated in France, shutting down newspaper distributions, air transport and two major railroads and moving the country nearer to the brink of a radical leftist revolution.

Forward Pass, ridden by jockey Ismael Valenzuela, was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after Dancer Image was disqualified due to doping.

The Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers.

William Styron won a Pulitzer Prize for literature for his 1967 novel, “The Confessions of Nat Turner.”

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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12/28/17 3:00pm
The candidates for Town board in 2017. Clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION The candidates for Town board in 2017. Clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

It was a relatively quiet campaign season on Shelter Island to fill two Town Board seats and elect a supervisor.

Republican Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, running for reelection, was considered such a shoo-in that she wasn’t even challenged by the Democrats, who put up Albert Dickson, chairman of the town’s Water Advisory Committee, as the only Democrat challenging for the two seats. Councilwoman Chris Lewis announced early on she was retiring, and the GOP put up political newcomer Marcus Kaasik to run. (more…)