50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Arthur Kornberg is credited with leading a team of scientists at Stanford University who synthesized DNA in a test tube.
San Diego, known as a snow-resistant city, had snow 44 years ago with surrounding mountain tops coated in white and temperatures that dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.
Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced his retirement from politics and was succeeded by Pierre Trudeau.
The Beatles released “Christmas Time is Here Again.”
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed to have drowned when he disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach in Portsea, Victoria; his body was never found.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Better direction on water
To the Editor:
Thank you for writing clearly about my position on the rebate program for septic systems here on Shelter Island (“One resident says plan is shortsighted, ineffective,” November 23).
Obviously, we need a broad, townwide plan that addresses the complete issue of water quality and not just free rebates and a lot of talk. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.
Months after a bathroom was expected to be installed at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street, the unit is still stored at the Highway Department barn. (more…)
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
The Village of Dering Harbor Board of Trustees at the November 4 meeting in Village Hall.
The trustees of Dering Harbor Village voted unanimously at their November 4 meeting to hold a public hearing on a resolution to amend the zoning law to establish standards for structural fences and repeal the need for review by the Architecture Review Board. The public hearing is set for Saturday, December 2. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.
Cur is ailing.
The canine cardiologist has confirmed the vet’s diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may be slowed but can’t be reversed or cured. Cur may have a year. (more…)