50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Beatles, after declaring an end to touring, released their eighth and many said, their best album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
Lucille Ball took home an Emmy for the best performance by an actress in a lead role for The Lucy Show.
Roy Emerson defeated Tony Roche in the French Open tennis tournament.
CNN newsman Anderson Cooper was born in New York City to Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper.
Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran resulted in violence and 27-year-old Benno Ohnesorg was killed, giving rise to the terrorist group 2 June Movement.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Councilwoman Chris Lewis, left, Town board liaison to the Community Housing Board (CHB), at Monday’s meeting, with CHB) member Bruce Saul.
Based on suggestions at the March Community Housing Board CHB forum and communications to committee members since then, there’s now program in place to bring reasonably priced housing to the Island.
The group agreed Monday night to ask the Town Board about increasing membership from five to seven in order to add younger members and spread the work load. (more…)
Francis Lucien Mason, of Warrenton, Virginia and Shelter Island passed away on March 14, 2017. He was 93 years old. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation in January and another is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. in the school auditorium. Pictured above at the previous meeting are, from left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.
Residents protesting a proposed law to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) have hired a high-powered law firm to represent their side at a public hearing slated for April 7. (more…)
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Republican candidate Amber Brach-Williams, left, is challenging Democratic Councilwoman Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board on November 8. They meet Sunday at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association
While it has certainly been a raucous political year nationally, there is an important local election — a single race on the Island for a Town Board seat. (more…)