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The human element
To the Editor:
In reading the article in last week’s Reporter (“Island mostly unaffected by fed shutdown – so far”), I noted a critical absence of any reference to the degree to which the Island’s residents have been and will likely be impacted.
Shelter Island is not just infrastructure and services — indeed, several important stakeholders comprise the fabric of our town, and to suggest that the “Island [is] mostly unaffected” is misleading in its omission of the human element. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Residnets of the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco conducted a mock funeral to observe the end of the hippie movement there since the neighborhood had become infiltrated with new residents who had allowed it to deteriorate.
The Beatles turned down a $1 million New York concert offer from producer Sid Bernstein who had brought the group to Carnegie Hall back in 1964.
The 1967 World Series marked the first since 1948 in which the Yankees, Dodgers or Giants weren’t playing.
Ray Chapman — who played for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns before going on to a career as a sportscaster — was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
LPGA golfer Ellie Gibson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.
And on Shelter Island . . .