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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…)

04/27/19 11:00am

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With Earth Day celebrated this week, three cheers to the Suffolk County Legislature for just passing a set of measures aimed at restricting the use of plastic, the substance that has polluted the planet. (more…)

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03/20/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO A 130-foot boat under construction in Maine, destined for the North Ferry fleet this summer.

By early summer, North Ferry will have a new 130-foot boat in its fleet, a planned upgrade since one vessel, the 50-year-old-plus Islander, is out of service and possibly not worth repairing, according to Stella Lagudis, general manager of the Heights Property Owners Corporation. The corporation owns North Ferry. (more…)

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04/23/18 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The rock musical “Hair” opened at the Biltmore Theater and ran for 1,750 performances with many of its songs becoming anthems for the anti-Vietnam War peace movement.

Students at Ohio State University seized the administration building to protest unfair treatment of Blacks, holding the building for five hours until they got concessions from the school vice president that were later repudiated by the college president.

Rock vocalist Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips was born in Los Angeles, California to former singer Marilyn Rovell of The Honeys and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.

The United Methodist Church was formed with the union of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church.

“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was pulling audiences into movie theaters throughout the country.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)