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COURTESY PHOTO | Western Bascome blows out the candles.

COURTESY PHOTO | Western Bascome blows out the candles.

Western Bascome, who has lived on Shelter Island all of his life, celebrated his 50th birthday on May 23, 2017. A group of local friends gathered at the Center Fire House to surprise Western a few Saturdays ago. Western has been an avid volunteer for several important community groups as an honorary fireman and Lions Club member. Members of both organizations and others in the community enjoyed an afternoon barbeque, ice-cream cake, and wished Western another 50 years.

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO The goody pile at the town Recycling Center at a time when it was very chaotic. It has gone up and down through the years.

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The goody pile at the town Recycling Center at a time when it was  chaotic.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Beatles “Help” was released in the United Kingdom.

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Coinage Act eliminating silver from circulating dimes and quarter, diminishing the silver in half dollars from 90 to 40 percent and forbidding the minting of silver dollars for five years. (more…)