50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The RMS Queen Mary arrived in Southampton, England on its last transatlantic crossing.
The Soviet Union, under pressure from North Vietnam to help with its struggle for national liberation, signed an agreement with Hanoi to send more aid.
American country singer Faith Hill was born in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
“The Flying Nun” starring Sally Field debuted on ABC.
Music aficionados in the United States were listening to “The Letter” by the The Box Tops.
And on Shelter Island . . .
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed late Wednesday that it received all necessary information to consider the application for a Tidal Wetlands Permit and a Freshwater Wetlands Permit. (more…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO A view of the 5th Street Beach in Greenport looking toward the Heights.
The Greenport Village Board is expected to vote at its next meeting on a contract with Long Island Power Authority to allow LIPA to run an underground electric cable down Fifth Street, according to Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ
The Greenport Village Board unanimously agreed Monday to have contract negotiations with energy company PSEG Long Island over its proposal to run an electric cable under Fifth Street and across the bay to Shelter Island. READ
TIM GANNON PHOTO Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.
The Greenport Village Board had been prepared to give PSEG Long Island control over an environmental review of the power authority’s underground cable proposal between Fifth Street in Greenport and Shelter Island Heights.
But during the Village Board’s meeting Thursday night, members made a unanimous decision to become the lead agency after residents expressed concerns about the cable project. (more…)