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11/18/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Army Lt. William Calley was officially charged with the massacre of more than 100 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai and eventually convicted of killing 22.

President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisakus Sato agreed on the return of Okinawa to Japan  by 1972 with the understanding that the United States could continue to have military bases there, but no nuclear weapons.

John Lennon returned his Order of the British Empire as a protest of England’s support of the Vietnam War.

Lou Piniella, playing for the Kansas City Royals, was named Rookie of the year; he would go on to play for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, and would later manage the Yankees, the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs

Baseball outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., who played for 22 seasons for the Seattle Mariners, the Cincinnati Reds and briefly for the Chicago White Sox, was born in Donora, Penn.

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09/17/19 10:00am

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

In an effort to wrap up the budgeting process well in advance of the  November election, reviews of requests from town departments will begin with a presentation of the draft budget to the Town Board on Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Meetings with department and committee heads will begin on Thursday, Sept. 19, between 9 a.m. and noon and then again from 1 to 4 p.m. (more…)

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10/22/18 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The United States men’s basketball team beat Yugoslavia 65-50 to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics.

People in the United States were listening to the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.”

According to a report filed with the United States Air Force’s Project Blue Book, an employee at the Minot Air Force Base said a bright orange-red object had been sighted with follow up reports from a B-52 bomber crew of a similar sighting.

“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was a best seller

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/13/18 8:15am

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Supervisor Gary Gerth promises more cuts to his original budget.

Resident Donald Bindler challenged the Town Board  at this week’s work session to find enough cuts to hold 2019 spending to 5 percent less than the current year’s budget.

He said that since the Town Board started with a 16 percent hike in the 2019 initial draft, the board would likely “take a victory lap” if the spending increase were  down to 5 or 6 percent, but that would not be sufficient. (more…)

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10/02/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Residnets of the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco conducted a mock funeral to observe the end of the hippie movement there since the neighborhood had become infiltrated with new residents who had allowed it to deteriorate.

The Beatles turned down a $1 million New York concert offer from producer Sid Bernstein who had brought the group to  Carnegie Hall back in 1964.

The 1967 World Series marked the first since 1948 in which the Yankees, Dodgers or Giants weren’t playing.

Ray Chapman — who played for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns before going on to a career as a sportscaster — was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

LPGA golfer Ellie Gibson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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