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10/28/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education ordered an end to all public school desegregation 15 years after it had ordered an end to segregation with “all deliberate speed” in its Brown v. the Board of Education decision.

Sam Walton’s chain of Wal-Mart discount stores was incorporated.

New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver won the first of three Cy Young Awards

The first ever computer-to-computer links were established on ARPANET, a precursor to the internet.

 Beatle George Harrison released “Something” in the United Kingdom

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

09/29/19 11:00am

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The 20th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk returns in support of breast health on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels. All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. 

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05/29/19 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Mario Andretti won the Indianapolis 500.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace A Chance.”

Stevie Wonder released “My Cherie Amore.”

American Composer Jimmy McHugh, who wrote “Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” died at age 74 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actress Anne Heche, once linked romantically with Ellen Degeneres, was born in Aurora, Ohio.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/08/19 12:00pm

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The Potter family: Back row, Josh and Katie. Middle row, from left, Alice, Sam and Lily with Maggie in the front.

“Yes, you can play with Play-Doh,” Katie Potter said as she answered the phone.

That’s not Katie’s standard phone greeting. She was talking to Maggie, her 3-year-old, who attends pre-K at the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.

Maggie is the fourth in a lineup of Potter kids, including Lily, 9, Alice, 7, and Sam, 5. When Katie and her husband, Dr. Josh Potter, were married 10 years ago, they knew they wanted a big family. (more…)