50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The classic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened at Disneyland in California.
American actress Lauren Graham, who rose to fame with the television show “Gilmore Girls” was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Red Sox, in a spring training game against the New York Mets trailed 18 to 13 in the eighth inning but rallied in the ninth for 10 runs and won the game 23 to 18.
The Grateful Dead released their self-titled album in San Francisco after recording it for Warner Brothers in Los Angeles over a four-day period.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” had Americans flocking to movie theaters.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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The initial report from the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) effort to assess Shelter Island’s water quality could be released shortly, according to Water Advisory Committee (WAC) Chairman Albert Dickson. (more…)
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Town Engineer John Cronin says the need for information from well testing is critical.
Students, staff and teachers at the Shelter Island School in the 1980s will remember informative signs that the water was unsafe for drinking. When an addition was put on the school in 1992, one of the requirements for construction was that the school’s well had to be relocated. (more…)
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If the draft irrigation proposal is adopted, the town might as well turn its water system over to the Suffolk County Water Authority, according to John Hallman.
It will be back to the drawing board for the proposed irrigation law following a sparsely attended public hearing Friday, but one in which several speakers raised questions about the efficacy of the proposals. (more…)
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Honored with the Boy Scout’s highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award, John Hallman (center) beamed at a Suffolk County Scouting Council Fellowship Dinner in Patchogue in May 1984. With him are his wife Carol and Michael McGarvey, who was Council Commissioner.
40 YEARS AGO
Center commissioners tired of merger talks
In the spring of 1974, Center Fire District Commissioners let it be known they had grown weary of discussions aimed at merging with the Heights Fire District. (more…)