50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Hafiz al-Assad became the head of Syria by way of a military coup and his son, Bashar al-Assad, leads the country today.
Major league baseball got its first pension plan through collective bargaining.
Actor Robert Sean Leonard, known for roles in the television series “House” and the film “Dead Poets Society,” was born in Westwood, New Jersey.
American singer/songwriter Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The average price of new car was $3,270 and gasoline was averaging 35 cents a gallon.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO
Stephen Searl, Sylvester Manor’s executive director, and Tracy McCarthy, the organization’s director of operations, in front of the Manor House.
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
Early in 2018, the Reporter profiled Stephen Searl, the new executive director and Tracy McCarthy, director of operations. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Spoils from the dredging that took place last week at Reel Point are part of a restoration effort.
The Peconic Land Trust Board of Directors Monday approved the transfer of Reel Point to Shelter Island Town subject to the environmental group holding a conservation easement on the property. The transfer had been the subject of a Town Board executive session following the work session last week.
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) is opposing a proposed Internal Revenue Service rule that would limit tax deductions for charitable contributions. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Peconic Land Trust Director of Conservation Planning Melanie Cirillo told the Town Board Tuesday how her organization plans to raise money to assist in the purchase of property on Fresh Pond.
There’s no formal agreement yet, but the Town Board is poised to purchase Vincent Novak’s .54-acre property on the shores of Fresh Pond. A deal is in the works that the sale would be partially financed by the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) — a nonprofit environmental organization — through fundraising to offset the total cost. (more…)