50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The 1 millionth telephone was installed in the United States.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its debut album, “Are You Experienced?”
The Greek military government accused Andreas Papandreou of treason and imprisoned him. He would later be released become Greek prime minister between 1981 and 1989.
Rap Brown replaced Stokely Carmichael as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
The Supreme Court ruled that juveniles accused of crimes were entitled to the same legal rights as adults.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Councilwoman Chris Lewis, left, Town board liaison to the Community Housing Board (CHB), at Monday’s meeting, with CHB) member Bruce Saul.
Based on suggestions at the March Community Housing Board CHB forum and communications to committee members since then, there’s now program in place to bring reasonably priced housing to the Island.
The group agreed Monday night to ask the Town Board about increasing membership from five to seven in order to add younger members and spread the work load. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The cast of ‘Curtains.’
Spring for Shelter Island means many things but one of the most enduring and inspirational signs of the season is the Shelter Island School play.
This annual community event was once again a smashing success last weekend with the production of “Curtains” playing to full houses The production sparked conversations in offices, shops and at the post offices about the charming, brilliantly produced and acted production. (more…)
ELANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO A view of the Community Housing Board forum at Town Hall Monday evening.
Judging from the turnout at Monday night’s Community Housing Board forum, many employers and leaders of volunteer services see the need for rental units as do residents and would-be residents of Shelter Island.
So why isn’t it a priority for the Town Board? (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Michael Mundy speaking at the forum at Town Hall Monday evening hosted by the Community Housing Board.
A capacity crowd packed Town Hall Monday night for a forum sponsored by the Community Housing Board, and left with one unanswered question: Does Shelter Island want to pay to build affordable rental accommodations now, or face higher taxes in the future to replace the all-volunteer fire department and emergency services corps with paid members? (more…)