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 . . .
JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.
Months after a bathroom was expected to be installed at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street, the unit is still stored at the Highway Department barn. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO John Cronin,
John Cronin, who resigned as town engineer September 1, is considering a number of job opportunities, some in the engineering or maritime fields and others not related to either of the two areas that have been specialties throughout his life. (more…)
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.
The clock is running with less than four months left for the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board to spend $440,000 it was allocated for 2017, or the money will revert to the Community Preservation Fund (CPF). (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.
Imagine living on a beautiful island with lovely beaches, but never being able to enter the water — or even sit on the sand — on a hot day.
That’s been the plight of Joe Napolitano who, until this summer, couldn’t access the waters around Shelter Island because he’s a person who uses a wheelchair. (more…)