50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
President Richard Nixon appointed Henry Kissinger as his National Security Advisor.
Baseball Commissioner William Eckert was fired after three years on the job when it was believed he wouldn’t have the ability to stop a threatened players strike.
The Rolling Stones released their “Beggars Banquet” album containing the classic track, “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Comedian Margaret Cho was born in Queens.
“The Best of Laurel and Hardy” was among the post popular films of the time.
And on Shelter Island . . .
The New York State Department of Health released a full report on the possible impact of regulating marijuana in New York State last week, recommending that recreational use be legalized. (more…)
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The New York State Department of Health has announced a new program that will allow residents to have their private wells or public water systems tested for lead — at no charge. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.
Information and questions are emerging on the long-term safety and effectiveness of the tickicide permethrin. (more…)