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02/10/19 3:00pm

Jay Ely Helme

Jay Ely Helme of Cape Coral, Florida and Middletown, Rhode Island, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on January 21, 2019 at 87 years of age. (more…)

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02/04/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Vince Lombardi became part owner, vice president, general manager and head coach of the Washington Redskins after coaching the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and two Super Bowl wins.

John Madden became head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.

Yasser Arafat became president of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Singer Tom Jones debuted “This Is Tom Jones” on ABC.

The Saturday Evening Post published its last edition.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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09/15/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The future King of England Prince Charles joined the Cambridge Footlights and tread the boards as an actor along with many famous actors who got their start in that club, but alas, his future lay elsewhere.

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run, number 536.

President Richard Nixon appeared on the “Rowan & Martin Laugh-In” show offering the program’s signature, “Sock it to me” as his one liner.

In the United States, people were listening to “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie Riley.

“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was among the best selling books of its time.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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