BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Tom Charls changes batteries in Gert Bourne’s smoke detector so she won’t have to climb the ladder.
As we move through our senior years we come to realize that there are some activities that we cannot perform with the same success as we could when we were younger.
We must come to accept these limitations. During the years over 65 we know that there are some activities that we just can’t do without consequences. And some of us have to learn this the hard way. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Words, words, words.
It’s time for Gimme Shelter’s annual report on how English — the language of Shakespeare, Emerson, Joyce and Professor Irwin Corey — fared in 2017. (more…)
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.
Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport earned the highest grade in Suffolk County for patient safety, according to a recently released report from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that aims to improve the quality and safety of American health care. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center in New York City took place with jackhammers breaking pavement at the former site, known as Radio Row, named for the proliferation of businesses that, in its heyday, sold and repaired radios.
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas opened and was hailed as setting a new standard in luxury in the casino resort industry.
A radio broadcast by China’s Prime Minister Zhou Enlai called on the people of that country to support “the Cultural Revolution.”
Comedian Lenny Bruce, known for his iconoclastic routines that resulted in several arrests , died in Los Angeles of a morphine overdose at the age of 40.
And on Shelter Island … (more…)
MARTHA’S VINEYARD TIMES PHOTO Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.
A place not unlike this Island is engaged in a debate similar to one here about how to best treat Lyme disease and to eradicate tick-borne diseases.
The back-and-forth on the issue on Martha’s Vineyard has made for lively discussions for years, with a new method of treatment making news and triggering negative reactions to the proposal. (more…)