Reduce the speed limit, ban trucks from certain roads and call out the companies that employ truckers who speed and use Island roads illegally.
Those were some solutions from residents and Town Board members aired at the board’s Tuesday work session to stop what they see as tragic accidents waiting to happen on St. Mary’s Road and New York Avenue. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Abbie Hoffman led the Youth International Party in shutting down the New York Stock Exchange by tossing dollar bills from the visitor’s gallery onto the floor where brokers abandoned their work to grab the flying bills.
Henry Kaiser, founder of the Kaiser Shipyard, Kaiser Aluminum and Kaiser Permanente and the father of modern ship building, died in Honolulu Hawaii at the age of 85.
Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court with a vote in the Senate of 69-11.
Ken Harrelson became baseball’s first free agent when he walked off from the Kansas City Athletics following a dispute with team owner Charlie Finley and subsequently signed a lucrative contract with the Boston Red Sox.
And on Shelter Island . . .
Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced at Tuesday’s work session that New York Avenue will be closed though Thursday from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. du to construction work replacing electrical poles.
Cliff Clark snapped this shot yesterday from New York Avenue of the second “green” of the Shelter Island Country Club’s golf course.
It gave us a smile, but is also a reminder to all sledders and skiers enjoying the beauty of a snow-bound Goat Hill, to please stay off the greens for their protection when having winter fun.