50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Ted Williams signed a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators baseball team.
Mariner 6 was launched from Cape Canaveral for a Mars flyby to study that planet’s atmosphere.
Joanne Woodward won a Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Rachel, Rachel.”
LeeRoy Yarbrough, driving for Junior Johnson, eked out a victory in the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized competition astride Cohesian in Charles Town, West Virginia and she is to be celebrated this month for that victory 50 years later.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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Jeffrey Davoli from AVZ brought good news to the Town Board at the January 23 work session, announcing that the latest audit shows the town in good fiscal health.
“The town is being operated under fiscally responsible means.”
That’s the single sentence summary CPA Jeffrey Davoli gave to the Town Board at last week’s work session, after outlining the audit of accounts for 2017. (more…)
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To burn or not to burn, that is the question with which Deer & Tick Committee members have been wrangling. (more…)
Supervisor Gary Gerth shared his initial budget proposal with the Town Board Tuesday, explaining that it will undergo changes before it’s adopted this fall. He introduced a budget of $13.296 million, of which $10.3 million would be raised from taxes, if no changes are made. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.
The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.
The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.
Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.
The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.
And on Shelter Island . . .