50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.
American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.
The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.
The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.
The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”
And on Shelter Island . . .
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is poised to hear from John Coughlin, attorney for Deer Park’s Elite Towers, Wednesday night as he makes the case for a new tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Larry Lechmanski will remain as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner for five more years.
“Somebody’s got to do it.”
That was Larry Lechmanski’s response to his 30 to 1 victory Tuesday night as he embarks on a fourth five-year term as a Shelter Island Fire District commissioner. (more…)
The Shelter Island Fire Commission will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget at the Center Firehouse tonight, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
While ice that had clung to the top of hydrants like this one on St. John’s Street in the Heights had melted by Tuesday morning, access would still not be easy for firefighters because of a lack of a path.
Had there been a fire in densely populated Shelter Island Heights during the last several snowy, icy weeks, it’s likely firefighters would have been hampered trying to control the blaze. (more…)