50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their second album, “Wedding Album,” in the United Kingdom.
American actor Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas.
Rapper Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was born in New York City.
“Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was recorded by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Sesame Street premiered on PBS
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
TIMES REVIEW FILE PHOTO
Funding for the protection and preservation of Long Island Sound could reach historic levels if Congress appropriates the full funding outlined in a bill that recently passed through the House of Representatives. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.
Village of Dering Harbor Mayor John Colby Jr.’s recent resolution at a meeting of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association to purchase a pump-out boat was accepted unanimously and $120,000 was allocated from funds available from the East End Economic & Environmental Institute. (more…)
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.
Over the past month, the Peconic Estuary has been hit with one environmental blow after another, a Stony Brook biologist and marine researcher said, thanks in part to rising temperatures in East End waterways. (more…)
A recent intermunicipal agreement among several layers of government — from villages to New York State — that’s intended to support and protect the Peconic Estuary is being hailed as “historic.”