50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
John McCain was shot down as a U.S. Navy pilot over Vietnam and would spend 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war with two years in solitary confinement.
Singer-songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran and ruled until he was overthrown in 1979.
The Soviet Venera 4 became the first probe to send data back to earth from Venus.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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A new buoy in West Neck Harbor was installed by Suffolk County scientists to track the environmental health of the Peconic Estuary.
50 YEARS AGO
Library dedicated in formal ceremony
At a ceremony marking the dedication of what was then the new Shelter Island Library, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Director Walter Curley praised the staff for keeping pace with the best of libraries in the county and leading many others with its collection and programs. (more…)
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Questions for PD
To the Editor:
Jackie Black’s letter to the editor of the Reporter last week, describing a house guest’s encounter with a local police officer as she waited for a cab at South Ferry after midnight, described a very upsetting situation.
The trope, “Show me your papers,” immediately conveys feelings of fear and oppression. (more…)