50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.
78,000 fans attended the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.
There were 140,000 attendees at the Atlanta Pop Festival where Janis Joplin was on the bill.
Ann Jones upset three-time defending champion Billie Jean King to win the Wimbledon tennis championship.
Canada’s House of Commons approved equality for the English and French languages.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Valerie Levenstein of the Shelter Island League of Women Voters outside the polls at Shelter Island School.
According to some poll watchers, there had been a steady stream of voters all day.
The polls are open at the Shelter Island School until 9 p.m. today.
Watch this site for election results tonight, more coverage tomorrow and in the Thursday print edition of the Reporter. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.
According to League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris, a camera malfunctioned while recording the League’s and the Shelter Island Association’s presentation of a candidate’s forum on Sunday. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty’s catalogue of prejudice (Your Letters,“Warming Up,” May 11), a dissembling attempt to expand and thereby dilute his inappropriate remarks, cannot stand without comment.
I was at that lunch.
The “joke” was a cringe-worthy, racist, sexist story of a gorilla escaping a zoo to rape a white woman who was then disappointed that “he didn’t text afterwards.” (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Cathy Ann Kenny at her Silver Beach home.
Cathy Ann Kenny made a home improvement last year, installing a gas fireplace to replace the standard wood-burning hearth that came with her Silver Beach home. It changed her life.
“Now, it’s super easy — there’s a remote for the damn thing,” she said. “But when I had to use wood, I had a fire every weekend. Now I rarely turn it on.”
It’s just not in this woman’s nature to take a shortcut. (more…)