The Peconic Land Trust has received at $45,000 grant from the New York Conservation Partnership Program to help protect farmland, wildlife habitat and water quality and to enhance public access for outdoor recreational opportunities and conserve priority open space areas. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’
Severe erosion resulting from a series of nor’easters have wreaked havoc on Reel Point. Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Chairman John Needham termed the damage done by the most recent storms as “alarming.” (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Bill Graham opened Fillmore East in New York City, with it rapidly becoming known as the Church of Rock & Roll where such stars as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers performed.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson narrowly defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, signaling the unrest in the country over the Vietnam War and what would turn out to be an indication to President Johnson that it was time to consider withdrawing from the political scuffle that would ensue.
Actress Juanita Hall, best known for her role on the Broadway stage as Bloody Mary in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of “South Pacific, “died in East Islip at age 66 from complications of diabetes.
Life magazine featured “The Negro and the Cities” on its cover in what would turn out to be just a month before Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, and three months before Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles on the night he won the California Democratic Primary.
And on Shelter Island . . .
Shelter Island doesn’t own Reel Point and so what should its involvement be to protect it from erosion?
It’s a question town officials have grappled with, finally concluding, on the advice of Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., that if taking no action threatens properties around Coecles Harbor, public money could be spent to protect them. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS
With the New Year have come several transitions at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.
The big change came on December 31, 2017 with the retirement of Jo-Ann Robotti as the Manor’s executive director. (more…)