50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People’s Campaign to start with a march on Washington, D.C. A month later he was assassinated, leaving the campaign to go forward under the direction of Southern Christian Leadership Council President Ralph Abernathy.
Fans celebrated NBC’s announcement that its popular “Star Trek” series had been renewed for a third year.
June Carter and Johnny Cash married in a church ceremony in Franklin, Kentucky.
“Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra was the number on song in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
And on Shelter Island . . .
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Jim Preston, center, chairman of the nonprofit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, with EMT Mark Kanorvogel, left, presenting a check for $55,000 to Supervisor Gary Gerth at the Town Board work session Tuesday. The funds will go to pay for a second ambulance, which Mr. Preston said has been paid for entirely with cash.
At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board decided to tweak the town code in two places.
Building Permit Examiner Lori Beard Raymond told the board that a merger regulation in the code is outdated and should be “reviewed and reconsidered.” (more…)
DON BINDLER PHOTO
A snowy owl spotted at Shell Beach last week.
Happy New Year from everyone at the Reporter. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Joe Napolitano, at the center
Joseph “Joe Nap” Napolitano died at home on Shelter Island on October 24, 2017 surrounded by his family and close relations. (more…)
BILL GEIST PHOTO
Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol.
A 20-foot unoccupied center console boat spun in circles at high speeds in West Neck Harbor for about a half an hour Tuesday evening after the operator apparently fell overboard, the Shelter Island Police reported. (more…)