12/28/18 3:00pm

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Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.

This year, the now 100 percent donor-supported Shelter Island Fireworks show turned 61 after another successful year of fundraising by Shelter Island Fireworks, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) started by Island residents Brett and Kelly Surerus, Carla Cadzin and James Richardson. (more…)

07/11/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

The 61st annual Shelter Island Fireworks on Saturday, July 7 went off without a hitch, with hundreds of people gathering on Crescent Beach with their families to eat, drink, and be merry before the fireworks at 9 p.m.

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07/09/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Eugene McCarthy was cheered at the Washington State Democratic convention, but when the votes were counted, it was Vice President Hubert Humphrey who won the votes from that state and ultimately went on to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He subsequently lost in the general election to President Richard Nixon.

William Styron’s “The Confessions of Nat Turner” was a best seller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Center fielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants was named Most Valuable Player of the All Star Game, becoming the first player to be so named twice.

The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz married model Samantha Juste.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/26/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 7, 2018.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 7, 2018.

With only a little under two weeks until the 61st annual Shelter Island fireworks show, fundraising efforts are still under way.

A rite of passage for children and a beloved tradition for adults, the annual pyrotechnics caps off a leisurely day of beaching, barbecuing with family and friends on Crescent Beach under the light-splashed night sky. (more…)

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07/10/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Crime boss Tommy Lucchese, who spent three years in Sing Sing after being convicted in Riverhead of auto theft, died in Lido Beach, Long Island, after suffering a brain tumor at age 67.

Patrick Kennedy, former Rhode Island congressman and son of Ted Kennedy, who was diagnosed with bipolar disease and had problems with substance abuse, was born in Brighton, Massachusetts, and, since his political career ended, has dedicated his efforts to working for improved mental health care.

The Who began a United States tour opening for Herman’s Hermits.

Surveyor 4, meant to test soil on the moon to prepare for Apollo manned flights, exploded just two-and-a-half minutes before touching down on the lunar surface, but still managed to send back photographs before its demise.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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