50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
China downed two U.S. Navy bombers that had strayed into its airspace following a raid on North Vietnam and the only survivor was held by China until 1973.
Muhammad Ali, at age 25, married his second wife, Belinda Boyd, then 17, and she converted to Islam taking the name Khalilah Ali and bore four children before the couple divorced in 1977.
Judy Garland was on Broadway in “At Home in the Palace” that played a limited engagement of 24 performances at the Palace Theater.
“The Trip,” a psychedelic movie written by Jack Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda and Susan Strasberg, was pulling in audiences throughout the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty came loaded for bear on the issue of deer and ticks at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
By a 3-0 vote with two members absent, the Town Board in a special meeting May 24, turned down a grievance filed by retiring Police Sergeant James Cronin who sought to receive a one-year final average salary benefit. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty made a brief apology for telling a controversial joke at the April 22 State of the Town luncheon sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV).
The joke was about a woman who was sexually assaulted and indicated that she enjoyed it. (more…)