50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Arthur Kornberg is credited with leading a team of scientists at Stanford University who synthesized DNA in a test tube.
San Diego, known as a snow-resistant city, had snow 44 years ago with surrounding mountain tops coated in white and temperatures that dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.
Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced his retirement from politics and was succeeded by Pierre Trudeau.
The Beatles released “Christmas Time is Here Again.”
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed to have drowned when he disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach in Portsea, Victoria; his body was never found.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Town Engineer John Cronin
Town Engineer John Cronin resigned from his position on September 1. (more…)
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In response to complaints from residents about an apparent increase in deer and related damage and disease, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor is weighing options for reducing the local deer herd, including regulated shotgun hunting. (more…)
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The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.
The Town Board returned again to the issue of regulating short term rentals at its work session Tuesday, discussing in detail a draft of proposed legislation. The draft was not made public, so specific items the board referred to such as page numbers or sections, left many residents attending the meeting in the dark on what was being discussed. (more…)
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Hands off home rule
To the Editor:
The governor’s tax cap proposals — rejected by both the Assembly and Senate leadership — are a Trojan Horse disguising a direct assault on home rule. Nicols Patent and several hundred years of effective local governance notwithstanding, the New York Times states the governor “has cited the number of local governments as a reason property taxes are so high” and that “the large number of overlapping local governments was a problem that needed immediate attention” and “I’m not going to let them run from it.” (more…)