CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Green scum on the shores of Fresh Pond on Monday.
When Native Americans lived on the shores of Fresh Pond thousands of years ago, they dumped discarded scallop shells in the water.
Before the Shelter Island landfill opened in 1950s, Fresh Pond was the most popular dump site on the Island with everything from refrigerators to car batteries tossed into the drink. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Animal Control Officer Beau Payne (second from right) told committee member Marc Wein (left) he wouldn’t release original emails he received containing comments on the proposed Deer & Tick survey without a Freedom of Information request. Also pictured are committee member Dr. James Bevilacqua and committee secretary Amanda Gutiw.
There will be some quick steps this week to try to rescue a survey of public opinion on how the Deer & Tick Committee members should be proceeding with efforts to tackle tick-borne diseases. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
China tested its first hydrogen bomb.
Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.
In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.
Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.
And on Shelter Island . . .
DEC map shows the mustard colored areas that are closed to shellfishing.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed shellfish harvesting areas in parts of Shelter Island and Southold. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.
Village of Dering Harbor Trustee Mary Walker announced her resignation in a letter read by Mayor Tim Hogue at the village Board of Trustees meeting on Feburary 20. Ms. Walker, who has served on the board for many years, cited scheduling conflicts as a reason for giving up her position, the mayor said. The board appointed John Colby to fill the remainder of her term. (more…)