50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Abbie Hoffman led the Youth International Party in shutting down the New York Stock Exchange by tossing dollar bills from the visitor’s gallery onto the floor where brokers abandoned their work to grab the flying bills.
Henry Kaiser, founder of the Kaiser Shipyard, Kaiser Aluminum and Kaiser Permanente and the father of modern ship building, died in Honolulu Hawaii at the age of 85.
Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court with a vote in the Senate of 69-11.
Ken Harrelson became baseball’s first free agent when he walked off from the Kansas City Athletics following a dispute with team owner Charlie Finley and subsequently signed a lucrative contract with the Boston Red Sox.
And on Shelter Island . . .
JULIE LANE PHOTO Work on poles such as the one pictured will cause New York Avenue to be closed.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced at Tuesday’s work session that New York Avenue will be closed though Thursday from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. du to construction work replacing electrical poles.
CLIFF CLARK PHOTO Smiles from the storm.
Cliff Clark snapped this shot yesterday from New York Avenue of the second “green” of the Shelter Island Country Club’s golf course.
It gave us a smile, but is also a reminder to all sledders and skiers enjoying the beauty of a snow-bound Goat Hill, to please stay off the greens for their protection when having winter fun.
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Workers taking down a rotted tree on New York Avenue Monday morning.
New York Avenue is closed today, Monday, as work continues to remove the remnants of two rotted trees. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO A tree down off New York Avenue Saturday.
The Island is covered with leaves, twigs, branches and in some places much larger spoils from the strong winds blowing through over the last three days.
The National Weather Service is calling for some drizzle and light rain for the rest of the day, with a high near 60. Winds will be steady at 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph, the NWS has forecasted.
Tonight the winds should decrease slightly.