CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Julia Weisenberg taking a break in the middle of her workday. She no longer wears business suits or reports to a Manhattan office.
When Julia Weisenberg was an elementary school student on Shelter Island in the mid-1980s, her father, Bill Romanchuk, was an effective voice in the local movement that helped shut down operations at the newly constructed Shoreham nuclear power plant.
LILCO, a precursor of LIPA and PSEG, had built the facility on Long Island Sound near Riverhead. Many feared if it malfunctioned — as other nuclear power plants had — it would be impossible to evacuate the East End. Julia remembers being proud to stand next to her father at a rally. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
To the Editor:
I suggest to my fellow Shelter Islanders to take a few minutes whenever you can to watch Town Board doings on channel 22.
This past Tuesday, August 23, for example, two exciting and very important subjects were discussed. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
New York inventor Ralph Baer had an idea about other ways to use television when nothing good was being broadcast and began work on what would become a Magnavox Odyssey, an early home entertainment game system. (more…)