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06/19/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A beloved tradition continues
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Annual Fireworks show will take place July 8, 2017 at Crescent Beach. We are so thankful for all of the support we have received over the past two years and hope we can count on it again this year. (more…)

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06/12/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.

In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.

Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/07/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 9, 2016.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 9, 2016.

FIREWORKS WEEKEND

The 59th annual Shelter Island Fireworks are not the only exciting event occurring this weekend. The efforts and vision of Shelter Island Fireworks, Inc. as well as local businesses will infuse the weekend with excitement and community. (more…)

06/30/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 9, 2016.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 9, 2016.

For almost six decades, the annual Shelter Island Fireworks display on Crescent Beach has been a much loved tradition and a veritable rite of passage for anyone who has grown up here.

But in March 2015, the Chamber of Commerce announced it could no longer afford to sponsor the fireworks, and Islanders feared that after 57 consecutive years, the annual pyrotechnics display would be no more. (more…)

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06/17/16 4:30pm
PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE  PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

When Brett Surerus and his wife, Kelly, moved from Brooklyn back to his hometown of Shelter Island, he knew he’d be giving up many of the benefits and conveniences that come with a vibrant city life.

But he also knew he would gain something much greater in return — time to be a father. (more…)