50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” written by Paul Simon and used in the Mike Nichols’ film, “The Graduate,” became the number one song on the Billboard Charts.
Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy won the Oregon Democratic primary, giving hopes to his supporters that he would be the party’s candidate, but it was not to be as Senator Hubert Humphrey got the nod that year. Senator Humphrey went on to lose to Richard Nixon in the presidential election.
Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500 with a time of 3:16:13.786.
Zacarias Moussaoul, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 9/11 attacks and is in prison, was born in France to Moroccan parents.
French President Charles De Gaulle announced he would dissolve the National Assembly and call for a new national election.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Christine Finn, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino and Business Official Idowu Ogundipe after voters passed Shelter Island’s $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.
As expected, the Shelter Island School District $11.7 million budget passed comfortably Tuesday night. The vote was 192 in favor and 93 opposed.
Incumbent Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, running unopposed, was re-elected to a second three-year term, garnering 231 votes. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center in New York City took place with jackhammers breaking pavement at the former site, known as Radio Row, named for the proliferation of businesses that, in its heyday, sold and repaired radios.
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas opened and was hailed as setting a new standard in luxury in the casino resort industry.
A radio broadcast by China’s Prime Minister Zhou Enlai called on the people of that country to support “the Cultural Revolution.”
Comedian Lenny Bruce, known for his iconoclastic routines that resulted in several arrests , died in Los Angeles of a morphine overdose at the age of 40.
And on Shelter Island … (more…)
Maybe it didn’t register on your calendar, but polls are open between noon and 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island School gymnasium so you can vote on the $10.99 million budget. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, facing his first budget in that role, responded to a number of queries and agreed to take others back to the staff Monday to see if more cuts could be found.
If the state aid number for the Shelter Island School District’s 2015-16 fiscal year remains firm, it’s not only below what had been anticipated, but $50,428 less than received for the current school year. (more…)