50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter and Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia.
Mariner 5 made a fly by of Venus to test the atmosphere and examine solar particles.
Approximately 70,000 Vietnam protestors marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon where speakers included social activists Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.
Seven men were convicted of civil rights violations in Meridian, Mississippi.
Joe DiMaggio was hired as vice president of the Oakland Athletics.
And on Shelter Island . . .
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The Shelter Island High School Class of 2017.
“This is our Super Bowl Sunday and we’ve won,” Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino told seniors at Saturday’s graduation ceremony, describing how he and his colleagues have watched the 16 students through the years meet challenges set before them.
“We’re here for you today and we’ll always be here,” he said. (more…)
MARY ELLEN McGAHEY PHOTO Andrew Graffagnino is flanked by his father, Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino (right), a former New York City police officer, and his grandfather, Robert Martin (left), a retired Nassau County police officer, outside Police Headquarters after he was sworn in during the Town Board meeting May 12.
If you wanted to break the law undetected on Shelter Island, last Friday around 4:30 p.m. was your chance, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said to the crowd gathered at Town Hall.
That’s when the 12-member police force turned out in dress uniform for the swearing in of Andrew Graffagnino, the department’s new full-time officer. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tracy McCarthy is running for an at-large seat on the Board of Education, hoping to unseat one of three incumbents in the election to be held May 16.
Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Shelter Island Board of Education this spring.
Three incumbents, whose terms expire at the end of June, are running in the May 16 election and Tracy McCarthy hopes to unseat one of them. She’s not targeting any particular candidate — all candidates are running for at-large seats, meaning the top three vote-getters will each be elected to a three-year term on the seven-member board. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Beatles signed a contract to stay together for 10 years, but split up just three years later in 1970. (more…)