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06/06/19 4:30pm

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South Ferry CEO Cliff Clark (left) and Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Morehead outlined major aspects of the requested fare hike that will benefit Islanders at a meeting at Town Hall June 5.

With a recommendation from its Budget Review Office, the Suffolk County Legislature is expected to approve South Ferry’s requested rate hike on June 18. That was the announcement from South Ferry officials at a June 5 meeting at Town Hall called to answer questions from the public.

Except the public was nowhere to be seen. (more…)

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05/22/19 4:30pm

COURTESY PHOTO A 130-foot boat under construction in Maine this past winter, was launched a week ago.

North Ferry Company has won approval from the Suffolk County Legislature for its proposed rate increase — the first in five years, according to Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). (more…)

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05/06/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Victory Day observances were begun in the Soviet Union, marking its victory years earlier over Nazi Germany.

British comedy troupe Monty Python was formed with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Kim Fields Freeman,  best known to American television watchers for her role as Tootie in the “Facts of Life” series, was born in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Lana Turner, known as the first Hollywood “scream queen” for her role in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” married for the eighth time, this time to Ronald Dante.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)