50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award.
Surveyor 6 became the first man-made object to lift off from the moon.
United States planes bombed the Haiphong shipyard in North Vietnam for the first time and President Lyndon Johnson told the American people that the U.S. was inflicting more losses on the North Vietnamese than American troops were taking, announcing, “We are making progress”
Actress Lisa Bonet, best known to audiences for her role as Denise Huxtable on the Cosby Show, was born in San Francisco
Davey Jones of the Monkees opened a boutique, Zilch 1, in Greenwich Village
And on Shelter Island . . .
JULIE LANE PHOTO
It’s not over until it’s over. Strong gusts of wind brought down this stately tree at the corner of New York Avenue and West Neck Road at mid morning.
Just when Islanders thought the worst had passed from the heavy rains and winds that whipped the area last night and early this morning, they found that the calm that followed was only temporary.
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.
With hearings on the 2018 budget under way at Town Hall, numbers have not yet been totaled, but if every request from town entities are granted, spending will rise considerably. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI The clubhouse of the Shelter Island Country Club on the night of Moonlight Madness.
It took a solid hour of practice and two holes on the Shelter Island Country Club (SICC) course before my golf genes kicked in. (more…)