50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, with a record of 16 and 12, was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.
U.S. General William Westmoreland told news reporters that he thought in 1965 the Viet Cong were winning the war, but by November 1967, he was confident they were losing.
The British Broadcasting Company unofficially banned the Beatles song, “I Am the Walrus,” thought to be critical of capitalism and the social system when, in fact, it was a period in which John Lennon was writing gibberish lyrics for many songs after hearing that people were studying Beatles’ song meanings.
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution providing a guideline for negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace settlement
And on Shelter Island . . .
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand told his colleagues Monday night he would communicate their wishes to the United States Geological Survey officials that the town’s primary interest is related to the quality of drinking water.
Problems with water in Dering Harbor have members of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) concerned, but without the ability to influence a solution. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Elizabeth “Betsy” Morgan is the new deputy mayor of the Village of Dering Harbor. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.
Joe Prokop, the long-serving attorney for the Village of Dering Harbor, resigned last week. By Saturday, the Village Board was interviewing candidates to replace him, the village mayor reported. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Craig Wood addressing the Town Board Friday on proposed site plan review legislation.
At a public hearing Friday on proposed legislation to set up a site plan review process for commercial businesses, only one resident questioned the Town Board on proceeding. But it was enough for the board to leave the hearing open for written comments only for three weeks as the board weighs its decision. (more…)