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 . . .
COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.
At the Suffolk Legislature Building in Hauppauge last week, in front of a truck with a giant screw on it were the words, “The Cuomo Tax Screws Long Islanders” and below, “Stop Cuomo Tax, No Nuclear Bailout.” (more…)
With little fanfare, the Greenport Village Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously agreed to authorize Mayor George Hubbard Jr. to sign two agreements allowing Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG to begin construction of an underwater electric cable stretching from Fifth Street to Shelter Island Heights. (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
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd. Several letters this week commented on the public hearing.
Where are we going?
To the Editor:
I read with great interest the recent online piece on the Island school being “susceptible to fiscal stress.” (more…)