50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Jim Morrison of The Doors incited a riot at the Chicago Coliseum during a performance in which 4,000 audience members ended up battling with police while he hid backstage.
A little more than a month after Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Reverend Ralph Abernathy led a March of the Poor to Washington, D.C. where some 50,000 people camped out in tents and wooden houses that became known as Resurrection City on the Mall to demand the government pay attention to the need for jobs, healthcare and decent homes.
American skateboarder Tony Hawk was born in Carlsbad, California.
“Little Orphan Annie” cartoonist Harold Gray died in La Jolla, California, at age 74.
Actor Paul Newman appeared on the cover of “Life” magazine with an accompanying story about how Hollywood stars were becoming political activists.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
Shelter Island is well on its way to protecting the town’s drinking water, according to Town Engineer John Cronin.
Guided by Supervisor Gary Gerth, Mr. Cronin has drafted an initial 17-point water resource agenda he credits Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. with refining. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.
Shelter Island has moved a step closer to installation of a new bathroom at Volunteer Park.
Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin attended a hearing April 19 in Yaphank with Suffolk County Department of Health Services officials to appeal an earlier decision that has been blocking installation because the unit, partially paid for with Suffolk County money, is not linked to a septic system. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
At the April 14 Village of Dering Harbor Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor John Colby Jr. announced that the board had passed a revised hedge/fence law, enabling residents to now plant hedges with a minimum of a four-foot setback from the front property line, curb, sidewalk or paved street without Architectural Review Board (ARB) review. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Daybreak Monday over Dering Harbor.
Winter temperatures continue to linger, but the beginning of the work week will be a bright, spring day on Shelter Island, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)