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07/23/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Historical questions
To the Editor:
It was an interesting, rather startling headline regarding the Shelter Island Historical Society (July 16, “Three resign from Historical Society Board”).

I was considering changing my license plate from the UN-Hampton to the NU-Hampton, since Shelter Island has become what I now refer to as the “five-outfit weekend” with, it seems, a fundraiser of one kind or another every weekend all summer long. (more…)

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04/07/15 10:02am
JULIE LANE PHOTO It’s Dr. Charles Crane’s marker, but is the inscription true?

JULIE LANE PHOTO
It’s Dr. Charles Crane’s marker, but is the inscription true?

It’s a story every American knows.

On April 15, 1865, 150 years ago next Wednesday, the greatest figure of the age, mortally wounded with a gunshot to the head while attending the theater with his wife, was carried across the street and placed in a bed at the back of a nearby house. A crowd of people packed into the small room around the deathbed. (more…)