50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
“Midnight Cowboy,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, was released to theaters and would capture the Best Picture Academy Award the following spring.
The Beatles released their “Get Back” single, which quickly rose to number one where it stayed for five successive weeks.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their second “bed-in” for peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
“If” won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the 22nd Annual Cannes Film Festival.
The BBC ordered 13 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO At a General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature last week are, from left, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Reporter Columnist Karl Grossman and East Hampton Library Director Dennis Fabiszak.
Memories sprang into my head as I walked into the meeting room of the Suffolk County Legislature last week to receive a proclamation from the Legislature honoring me for more than 50 years as a Suffolk-based journalist and spotlighting an archive of my work that has been established at the East Hampton Library. (more…)
Reporter columnist Karl Grossman, the dean of Long Island journalists, will have his archives of more than 50 years preserved in the East Hampton Library for scholars and reporters to access.
It was a highlight of my life.
Dennis Fabiszak, director of the East Hampton Library, sent an email last month saying: “I have great news. Your archive is now live. We currently have 3,401 documents included and we are scanning every day …” Dennis provided a direct link to the archive: easthamptonlibrary.org/long-island-history/karl-grossman-research-archive/
What a thrill! (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Former Congressman Tim Bishop has returned to academia.
Higher education had its highs and lows in Suffolk County in 2016. (more…)
Before this year is out, allow me to tell the story of the climax in 1966, 50 years ago, of the effort by then Suffolk County Executive H. Lee Dennison to have bridges built from Shelter Island’s north shore to East Marion on the North Fork and from Shelter Island’s south shore to North Haven on the South Fork. (more…)