50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.
North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.
The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.
And on Shelter Island . . .
COURTESY PHOTO The North Ferry crew who saved a man from drowning in December receiving proclamations form the Suffolk County Legislature last week. From left, Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue), Dennis Raffelock, Jason Brewer, Jared Gibbs, Captain Lance Willumsen and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac).
The Suffolk County Legislature formally recognized a North ferry captain and crew who saved the life of a boater who had gone into the freezing water of the bay in December. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.
More than 30 baymen and anglers attended a February 7 Town Hall meeting to tell the town board to abandon working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on restoring sea grasses — also called eelgrass — to bay bottoms.
“I don’t want any part of this,” said Marcus Kaasik about the 20-page draft of a plan Councilman Jim Colligan developed with his colleagues and two town committees to map out a restoration strategy. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Carson Construction employees at the Shelter Island Heights work site.
PSEG subcontractor Carson Corporation completed pulling the first of three cables through pipes from Greenport to Shelter Island Heights next to North Ferry, working thorough the night of December 12. (more…)
COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years.
Reduce the speed limit, ban trucks from certain roads and call out the companies that employ truckers who speed and use Island roads illegally.
Those were some solutions from residents and Town Board members aired at the board’s Tuesday work session to stop what they see as tragic accidents waiting to happen on St. Mary’s Road and New York Avenue. (more…)