50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
President Lyndon Johnson ordered another 45,000 United States troops to Vietnam while China agreed to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid.
Pink Floyd released its debut album in the United Kingdom. “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”
Bobby Gentry released her only hit, “Ode to Billy Joe.”
Americans were listening to “Light My Fire” by The Doors.
“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was pulling in movie audiences in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom Milton praises committee members as they wind up their work and prepare to submit a final report to the Town Board.
There were compliments all around Thursday night as the eight-month-old Irrigation Committee completed its Town Board charge and prepared to recommend that existing automatic underground irrigation systems be allowed if upgraded. (more…)
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Irrigation Committee member Robert Grosbard, along with several other colleagues, wants to speed the process of making recommendations to the Town Board.
The ban on new irrigation systems should remain the law.
That’s according to the town’s Irrigation Committee, which met Thursday, May 8 and decided that’s what their recommendation to the Town Board would be in a report they will present in July. (more…)