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04/15/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Joe Frazier knocked out Dave Zyglewick in the first round to win the heavyweight boxing title at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.

Winners at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards were “Great White Hope” and “1776.”

The first human eye transplant was performed at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Melina Mercouri, a Greek actress, whose breakout film was “Never on Sunday,”  for which she won a Cannes Film Festival Award, established the Greek Aid Fund.

An earthquake measured as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 struck in North Carolina, killing two people and injuring 30.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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03/23/19 11:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The United States conducted an underground nuclear test at the Atomic Energy Commission’s Nevada test site.

The Chicago 8, which became the Chicago 7 — Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner — were indicted by the federal government for conspiracy, inciting to riot and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War and counterculture protests; they were arrested during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago

UCLA won the 31st annual NCAA Basketball Championship beating Purdue by a score of 92-72 to give the school its fifth championship in six years.

A local teen organized a Rally for Decency at the Miami Orange Bowl, attracting 30,000 people protesting singer Jim Morrison’s behavior at a concert earlier that month.

John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar and a few days later the couple staged the first-ever “bed-in” for peace in Amsterdam.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

03/31/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik orchestrating the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik explaining the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

With the current proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year standing at about $11.3 million, the Board of Education will meet at least twice before the April 22 date when they must adopt a proposal to be submitted to voters in May. (more…)