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 . . .
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Celebrating a project completed on time are (from left Shelter Island Supervisor Gary Gerth, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard, Project Manager Manny Lilimpakis and Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis who each received a plaque representing the under-water cables that now stretch from Shelter Island to Greenport.
It was all smiles Thursday morning as representatives from PSEG, Shelter Island Town, the Heights Property Owners Corporation and Greenport Village gathered outside the North Ferry office to celebrate the successful completion of a seven-month project to install underwater electrical cables.
The completion will guarantee the town reliable electricity to meet peak demands during the summer months.“Enjoy your power,” a jovial Greenport Mayor George Hubbard declared. Since his own vehicle repair shop is located on the Island, he too, will be a beneficiary of reliable power here. (more…)
If you’re one of five Ram Island Drive PSEG customers who woke without electricity this morning, the company is aware and service is on the way to determine the cause and restore power. (more…)
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Heavy rain is in the forecast for Shelter Island.
Ominous weather predictions about a nor’easter named Riley that could result in heavy winds and rain beginning late Thursday night and lasting throughout Saturday has Shelter Island preparing to deal with possible consequences. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Early picture of work on first conduit being fed between Greenport and Shelter Island.
A reported spill of clay in the area around Fifth Street Beach in Greenport where PSEG subcontractors are working to complete installation of electric cables to serve Shelter Island’s need for reliable service had some residents concerned this week. (more…)