50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
United States and North Vietnamese officials agreed to begin peace talks in Paris.
A general strike escalated in France, shutting down newspaper distributions, air transport and two major railroads and moving the country nearer to the brink of a radical leftist revolution.
Forward Pass, ridden by jockey Ismael Valenzuela, was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after Dancer Image was disqualified due to doping.
The Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers.
William Styron won a Pulitzer Prize for literature for his 1967 novel, “The Confessions of Nat Turner.”
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION The candidates for Town board in 2017. Clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.
It was a relatively quiet campaign season on Shelter Island to fill two Town Board seats and elect a supervisor.
Republican Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, running for reelection, was considered such a shoo-in that she wasn’t even challenged by the Democrats, who put up Albert Dickson, chairman of the town’s Water Advisory Committee, as the only Democrat challenging for the two seats. Councilwoman Chris Lewis announced early on she was retiring, and the GOP put up political newcomer Marcus Kaasik to run. (more…)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
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Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)
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Warehoused 4-poster units waiting for deployment in the field.
At the candidates forum for office seekers held Sunday at the school auditorium, Gary Gerth, candidate for supervisor, asked incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty why the results of a survey asking residents questions related to deer and tick issues would not be released until after Election Day.
Mr. Dougherty said, “I’m ready to go.” (more…)