50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Joe Frazier knocked out Dave Zyglewick in the first round to win the heavyweight boxing title at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.
Winners at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards were “Great White Hope” and “1776.”
The first human eye transplant was performed at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Melina Mercouri, a Greek actress, whose breakout film was “Never on Sunday,” for which she won a Cannes Film Festival Award, established the Greek Aid Fund.
An earthquake measured as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 struck in North Carolina, killing two people and injuring 30.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
“If the world continues to produce and discard plastic straws at its current frenzied pace, it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean, pound for pound, by 2050.” (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A hawk similiar to the one shown above will be at the Green Expo in the Center this Saturday.
Not so many years ago, the Green Options Committee was battling uphill to bring attention to its concerns about the environment. But as this Saturday’s Green Expo will reveal, a large number of participants and residents will show up at the various exhibitions hungry for information, according to Committee Chairman Tim Purtell. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Police Chief Jim Read shows the lock box where the department keeps pharmaceuticals that residents turn in until the items can be properly disposed of off-Island.
Maybe your doctor has changed your prescription, but you still have a supply of the old medication. Or you’ve suffered an injury and was prescribed pain medication but didn’t need all the pills provided. Or a family member has been on hospice care and was prescribed strong pain medication.
What do you do with the medication when they’re no longer needed? (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
Elected officials from the state, county and town, along with representatives of environmental organizations, gathered on the lawn of Sylvester Manor September 23 for a ground breaking of a state-of-the art wastewater treatment system.
The “clean water system,” developed by Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) headquartered in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is unique to Suffolk County. It will be operational by April 2017, according to Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development. (more…)