50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Apollo 12, the second manned moon landing, was launched with lunar module pilot Alan Bean, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon Jr. aboard.
The first Jackson Five record, “I Want You Back,” became the group’s first to enter the top 100.
British television aired the first commercial advertisement and the product was Birds Eye peas.
An estimated 2 million protestors, including 500,000 in Washington D.C., demonstrated throughout the United States demanding an end to the Vietnam War.
Wendy’s Hamburgers, founded by Dave Thomas opened in Columbus, Ohio.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION
Candidates for supervisor and Town Board seats. Front row, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Mike Bebon. Back row, from left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilman Jim Colligan, Gerry Siller and Julia Romanchuk Weisenberg.
The Reporter asked the seven candidates — two for supervisor and five for Town Board — why they want a seat at the council table. (more…)
Seven candidates — two seeking the supervisor’s seat and five vying for two seats on the Town Board — will take the stage Sunday at the Shelter Island School auditorium for the traditional League of Women Voters of Shelter Island Candidates Forum. (more…)
Reporter File Photo
The Deer & Tick Committee won’t be recommending changes in its priorities when it comes to budgeting for 2020, putting considerably more money into supporting its 4-poster program than culling efforts. But it’s contemplating asking for about $5,000 more for culling than it sought in the current year’s budget. (more…)
Codger and Cur II were walking along West Neck Road the other day when they came face to face with a young woman powering toward them. Cur II took an excessive interest in her, which she handled coolly, leading to polite chit-chat.
Then Codger cleared his throat and said, “You know, it’s none of my business, but you might be safer facing traffic.”
She looked slightly baffled. “Why? I like to switch back and forth.” (more…)