50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Boston Celtics basketball franchise that began in 1946 was purchased by Trans-National Communications.
Hurricane Camille struck the United States Gulf Coast killing 259 people, mostly in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Mick Jagger was accidentally shot in the hand by a backfiring pistol while filming the movie “Ned Kelly” in Australia.
On the chance that you kept an old calendar from 1969, the first time the dates fall on the same days as they did then will be in 2025.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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The East Hampton Town Board is back in court on aircraft restrictions.
After spending months creating ways to minimize noise pollution created by private helicopters, the Town of East Hampton appealed a court injunction on one of three laws the town proposed in April.
The decision to appeal, made Wednesday, comes after Federal District Court Judge Joanna Seybert decided to further review the legislation that asks for the restriction of noisy aircraft trips at East Hampton Airport to once per week. (more…)
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Support our troops
To the Editor:
Throughout the year, members of the Shelter Island American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary send out thank you letters and care packages to our active duty service members. We are in the process of updating our mailing list and would like to include anyone who is from Shelter Island, or who has family living on Shelter Island. (more…)
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More than 350 people packed the LTV Studios in Wainscott Thursday evening for a public hearing on proposed East Hampton airport restrictions.
A public hearing Thursday evening debating the question of restricting aircraft flights over the East End took almost four hours with 70 speakers trooping to the podium.
More than 350 people attended the East Hampton Town Board meeting in a TV studio in Wainscott to air out the pros and cons of proposed local legislation, which if enacted, would dramatically curb flights into and out of East Hampton Airport. (more…)
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.
In the quiet of winter, big legal guns have opened fire, joining the controversy over excessive helicopter traffic and noise over the Island and the North and South forks. (more…)