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07/17/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Apollo 11 left earth orbit and two days later would land on the moon where  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would walk on the surface.

Following a barbecue on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, Senator Edward Kennedy took a wrong turn as he headed for a ferry to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard and drove off a wooden bridge. He escaped. But the accident  resulted in the drowning death of  Mary Jo Kopechne, a former aide to his late brother, Senator Robert Kennedy.

Russia launched Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12,  communications satellites.

John Fairfax became the first person to row solo across the ocean, landing at Hollywood, Florida.

American actor Josh Holloway, known for major roles in “Lost,” “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and “Colony,” was born in San Jose, California

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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01/18/19 2:00pm

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The human element
To the Editor:
In reading the article in the January 10 Reporter (“Island mostly unaffected by fed shutdown – so far”), I noted a critical absence of any reference to the degree to which the Island’s residents have been and will likely be impacted. (more…)

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05/08/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee member Craig Wood talked at the May 3 meeting about revising the Island’s brochure to make it more reader-friendly.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee member Craig Wood talked at the May 3 meeting about revising the Island’s brochure to make it more reader-friendly.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee members, who held back information on the number of seer on the Island to prevent residents from drawing conclusions from incomplete data, revealed at its May 3 meeting that there may be as many as 1,200 deer here. (more…)

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07/17/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel announced there will be no August meeting and no participation in the August 22 Green Expo.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel announced there will be no August meeting and no participation in the August 22 Green Expo.

The Deer & Tick Committee that has, at recent meetings, complained about an inability to get information out to the public about efforts it’s making to curb tick-borne diseases, is taking a recess this  summer. (more…)