50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.
78,000 fans attended the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.
There were 140,000 attendees at the Atlanta Pop Festival where Janis Joplin was on the bill.
Ann Jones upset three-time defending champion Billie Jean King to win the Wimbledon tennis championship.
Canada’s House of Commons approved equality for the English and French languages.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
The Community Preservation Fund (CPF) Advisory Board has agreed to meet with representatives of Renewable Energy Long Island to discuss creating solar fields and wind energy sites. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO PSEG provided this chart reflecting what it calls “flat” average customer bills over a 10-year period.
As state legislators from the area try to change requirements for assessing Long Island Power Authority/PSEG rate hike requests, a PSEG spokesman said rates here on average are less than they are in many areas of the country. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | PSEG trucks on the job.
Following the largest rate increase in the Long Island Power Authority’s history, two state legislators are moving to force consideration of the economic impact on ratepayers. (more…)
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Wind farm development was a key story in 2017.
As 2017 comes to an end, three major events stand out this pastyear in Suffolk County: the election results of last month, the indictment of long-time Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota and the beginnings of offshore wind development.
It was an important election here for women and a breakthrough for African-Americans with Errol Toulon, Jr. elected as sheriff, becoming the first black to win a (non-judicial) countywide post. (more…)