50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Alabama Governor George Wallace Jr. was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning as the candidate for the presidency on the American Independent Party line and was paralyzed from the waist down, living out his life in a wheelchair.
“Get Smart” took home an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Mission: Impossible” won for Outstanding Dramatic Series.
The psychedelic film “Wonderwall,” for which Beatle George Harrison wrote the score, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
The European Space Research Organization founded by 10 European nations launches its first satellite.
“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was among the most popular films of the day.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School
No potential town voters turned up Monday night at the public hearing on the proposed $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 Shelter Island School District budget. There had been no questions about the spending plan at previous budget work sessions. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dodging for dollars at Saturday’s Dodegeball Tournament fundraiser for the Early Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.
It’s been a couple of years ago since Shelter Island’s private preschool program at the Presbyterian Church was fighting for its life. Today it’s thriving. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTOShelter Island School Superintendent Christine Finn.
It’s not a windfall for Shelter Island School, but a $35,787 increase in state aid for 2018-19 is welcome news for school officials. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
School Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.
Islanders are likely to be looking at an $11.7 million budget for the 1018-19 school year that would increase the amount funded by taxpayers 2.09 percent for a total dollar increase of $211,370. (more…)