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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…)

02/04/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik objects to Governor Cuomo’s strengthening the link between student performance on standardized tests and teacher evaluations.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik objects to Governor Cuomo’s strengthening the link between student performance on standardized tests and teacher evaluations.

How would Governor Andrew Cuomo like to be told federal officials are assessing the performance of governors and state legislators to decide who’s doing an exemplary job and who deserves to be fired?

That’s Shelter Island School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik’s question for the governor in response to Mr. Cuomo’s attempted intervention into teacher evaluations. (more…)