50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigned.
Joe Frazier won the heavyweight boxing title at Madison Square Garden defeating Manuel Raimos on a TKO in the second round.
American journalist, chairwoman of the Miss America Board of Directors and a former Miss America, Gretchen Carlson was born in Minnesota; she was the first woman to speak out about mistreatment by FOX’s Roger Ailes and is credited with being a major force in the Me Too movement.
Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You” topped the charts in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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At the request of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Committee, the Town Board voted during a special regular session Tuesday following its work session to allow the committee to file for a bond of up to $15 million if the committee needs to borrow money for a particular acquisition of property when it lacked sufficient funds. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan and his colleagues are pushing for short-term rentals registration.
Three letters — STR — immediately grab the attention of some Islanders as the debate on any aspect of the short-term rental law that took effect last summer continues. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Sunset from the Sunset Beach Hotel.
Sunset Beach Hotel defines a certain kind of Shelter Island summer — millionaires’ yachts anchored off Crescent Beach, sunbathing, people watching, celebrity spotting, complicated cocktails and dancing by strobe or moon light.
And for some of Sunset Beach’s neighbors, summer also means window-rattling amplified music with sledgehammer bass lines at all hours of the night. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTOS Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.
The investigation into dozens of illegally cut trees on both sides of Menhaden Lane is continuing, according to Supervisor Gary Gerth.
He announced that Suffolk Country officials are continuing to investigate the devastation done to cedar, cherry, locust and other trees on land owned by the county, but through which the town maintains access. (more…)