50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.
American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.
The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.
The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.
The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”
And on Shelter Island . . .
JULIE LANE PHOTO
David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.
Most of the anticipated fireworks over construction of a cell tower ticketed for the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane to improve fire department communications and cell phone service in the area are on hold awaiting a public hearing before the Town Board. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is poised to hear from John Coughlin, attorney for Deer Park’s Elite Towers, Wednesday night as he makes the case for a new tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.
Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski agreed with his colleagues Monday night to hold off efforts to incorporate the Shelter Island Fire Department in order to further discuss the pros and cons. Shown with his back to the camera is fellow Commissioner Richard Surozenski.
On the advice of its attorney, Helen Rosenblum, Shelter Island Fire Commissioners Monday night agreed to to proceed to incorporate the Fire Department. (more…)