JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt.
Members of the Community Housing Board (CHB) have been doing their homework, identifying possible sites for affordable — or community — housing, although they haven’t targeted any specific site for possible development.
Member Abby Dress released statistics at the May 31 meeting at Town Hall she’d received from town assessors showing there are 2,447 residences on the Island. The average value of those single family houses on Shelter Island is $1.4 million, Ms. Dress said. The median value is $930,000. (more…)
Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.
The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.
The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.
Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.
The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday. From left, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Albert Dickson.
One Town Board member outlined specific goals at Tuesday’s work session to achieve in 2018 and his colleagues enthusiastically agreed — except for Councilman Paul Shepherd. (more…)
Asked what spurred her decision not to run for four more years on the Shelter Island Town Board after serving 16 years, Christine Lewis said: “Always leave them laughing.”
It was a typical response from Ms. Lewis — witty, wise and self-deprecating.
Her service to Shelter Island is in no way typical. Her spirit, intelligence and dedication to making this a better place for everyone, young and old and all income levels, made her the conscience of the Town Board and beloved among her constituents. (more…)