COURTESY PHOTO William Theinert with Nancy and Cooper at home in Connecticut.
Whether the next President of the United States is red, blue or purple, one of the helicopters in POTUS’s fleet will be made by the aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky, with electrical systems designed by Shelter Island High School Class of 2002 graduate William Theinert. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Expo 67, the World’s Fair, opened in Montreal with the date coinciding with the centennial of the Canadian Confederation.
Muhammad Ali refused military service and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title for three years.
Fidel Castro announced all intellectual property belonged to the people and said Cuba would translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
The New York Knicks signed Bill Bradley to a four year $500,000 contract.
And on Shelter Island . . .
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Loren Reich
Loren Reich was a well-paid, internationally-traveling executive based in Manhattan, when she decided she was ready to move to the Island full-time in 2005, after years of coming out weekends. She saw an ad for an executive assistant position and when she got a call from the man doing the screening he had a warning. The position involved working at a laboratory run by U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the study of animal diseases. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Former Congressman Tim Bishop has returned to academia.
Higher education had its highs and lows in Suffolk County in 2016. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. is going to war with County Executive Steve Bellone over the budget.
The top fiscal watchdogs in Suffolk County government are critical of County Executive Steve Bellone’s recommended $2.96 billion county budget for 2017.
“It is constructed so poorly and so tenuously,” declared County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset). “It is fraught with peril. It is not unlike what we see to the west of us,” he added, referring to the financial mess that Nassau County government has been in for years, resulting in New York State imposing a Finance Authority to oversee Nassau’s fiscal matters. (more…)