50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Mario Andretti won the Indianapolis 500.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace A Chance.”
Stevie Wonder released “My Cherie Amore.”
American Composer Jimmy McHugh, who wrote “Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” died at age 74 in Beverly Hills, California.
Actress Anne Heche, once linked romantically with Ellen Degeneres, was born in Aurora, Ohio.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Officer Anthony Rando (left), Police Chief Jim Read and Shelter Island School Superintendent Christine Finn discussed materials and curriculum at Police Headquarters Monday related to the expanded D.A.R.E. program, which has added sessions for educating students about opioid abuse. The Island’s pilot program is the first in the state to add the special sessions using a curriculum developed by D.A.R.E. America.
When D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America looked for a Long Island program to launch its student curriculum dealing with opioid abuse, Shelter Island was one of four active units ready to take on the challenge. (more…)
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Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.
If residents give the O.K. at the end of October, the Shelter Island Library’s proposed spending for 2019 will increase by $37,229 with $28,453 of that coming from taxes. (more…)
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Part of the gathering at the Shelter Island 9/11 Memorial on the Center Firehouse grounds this morning.
Lights flashed vividly in the gray, muggy morning from a lone Fire Department vehicle parked at the Center Firehouse. (more…)
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Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.
Thanks for the help, but we need more.
That was the message Robert Lipsyte, a director of the non-profit Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island brought to Tuesday’s Town board work session. (more…)