Activities and events on Shelter Island.
50+ drop-in basketball: Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in basketball: Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in soccer: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
New York Yankee Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball after 18 years, citing persistent knee injuries; he is credited with 536 home runs.
James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc married his third wife, Joan Mansfield, who was a philanthropist and would later give away much of their money after his death.
Boston Center Phil Esposito became the first player in National Hockey League history to record 100 points in a single season.
The former USSR performed a nuclear test in Eastern Kazakh.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
BBVERELA WALZ PHOTO
If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 354. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Resident Bob Fredericks told the Town Board last week it’s ‘ludicrous’ to budget without a firm handle of the town’s fund balance.
Islanders had an opportunity Wednesday to weigh in on the proposed $12.9 million budget the Town Board has crafted for 2019.
But one resident — Bob Fredericks from Hay Beach — wasn’t waiting until the official public hearing to let the board know he thinks more money could have been taken from the town’s fund balance to avoid having to raise taxes at all. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Barbara Silverstone
“I believe in turnover of leadership,” Barbara Silverstone told me in an interview last week.
Barbara, the Senior Citizen Foundation’s president, took over leadership of the benevolent organization just two years ago and plans to step down from the helm at the group’s April meeting. (more…)