50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Comedian Jerry Lewis held his Second Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon over Labor Day weekend in 1967.
Surveyor 5, one of a series of unmanned missions meant to test the moon’s surface for a manned flight that would come in July 1969, was launched and made a soft landing on the moon despite a helium leak.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King beat Britain Ann Jones to win the 81st National Tennis Championship.
Debra Dene Barnes of Kansas was crowned the 40th Miss America.
Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS censors when he sang the original words to “Light My Fire” — “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” instead of the version censors wanted — “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”
And on Shelter Island . . .
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The Town Attorney has been directed by the Town Board to draft legislation that if enacted could require stricter regulations for septic systems than Suffolk County. (more…)
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Friends of Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
Recent news reports on Fresh Pond partly misrepresent my positions. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.
If crafting the new law pertaining to short-term rentals (STRs) took many months, getting it rolling with registrations is proving no easy task for town officials. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fireworks will light up the summer summer sky on July 8. Sunset Beach Hotel will host an Endless Summer cocktail party on June 23 to raise money for the fireworks show.
ENDLESS SUMMER COCKTAIL
Sunset Beach Hotel will host an Endless Summer cocktail party on Friday, June 23 in support of the 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks.
The party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. Tickets are $75 in advance at shelterislandfireworks.com or $100 at the door. The annual fireworks show is 100 percent donor supported. (more…)