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The Way It Was for October 28

Thu, 10/28/2021 - 10:34

125 Years Ago 1896

From The East Hampton Star, October 30

"Ike" Meyers has reason to feel proud over the appearance of his store. He has on his tables over three hundred winter suits of clothing. It is a credit to East Hampton to have such a well-stocked store.

For the past week or more there has been a deep gully about a foot wide running directly across the Newtown lane sidewalk, near the harness shop. It affords excellent facilities for throwing pedestrians, breaking legs and spraining ankles.

The Ladies' Needlework Guild will meet in Clinton Hall annex this afternoon to make an exhibition of all articles received from contributors by the nine directors of the guild. Tea will also be served. Every contributor is invited to be present.


100 Years Ago 1921

From The East Hampton Star, October 28

The proposition to bond the village of East Hampton for $45,000 for paving South Beach lane from Wood's lane corner to the bathing beach and the Three Mile Harbor road to Cedar street was passed by the qualified voters of the district at the special election held last Saturday afternoon, by a close majority, the vote being eighty-eight for and sixty against.

On September 17th a similar proposition was defeated by the electors by a vote of 104 two 34. That proposition was to bond the village for $60,000 or as much of that sum as was necessary to build a road from Dunemere lane to the bathing beach.

Last Saturday was the final day for registration before the election which will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, and if every registered voter in districts one and five want to cast their ballot on election day they will have to vote at the rate of one every minute. In district one there are 835 registered voters and in district five, 828, and as the polls open at six a.m. and close at six p.m. each voter will have less than a minute to vote.

A "cool million" dollars is involved in a liquor smuggling deal off the Long Island coast, according to charges made by Francis A. McGurk, special assistant United States attorney, before Judge Garvin in the United States District Court, Brooklyn, Wednesday.

Mr. McGurk has been designated to make an investigation into the rum running situation off Montauk Point and other Long Island towns. He and United States Attorney Wallace E.J. Collins appeared in court Wednesday in the case of Harry Curtis, John Kelly and Harry Olsen, seamen on board the converted yacht John Gully, which was seized by customs officials at Staten Island last Saturday.


75 Years Ago 1946

From The East Hampton Star, October 31

Tallying touchdowns in all four quarters, East Hampton triumphed over Sag Harbor here Saturday afternoon 39-0.

The high scorer was Joe Pombo, who went over in the first quarter after a march down the field by the Maroon team, and also in the third quarter after a long run by Harry O'Rourke. Eddie Ecker converted for both of these. Bill Conway tallied in the second quarter after a long run, and John McGuirk and Bruce Crozier went over in the third on a long pass from O'Rourke to McGuirk, and an end run. Final score of the game was an end run by Harry O'Rourke.

From all surveys made of the political campaign Republican leaders are predicting unprecedented support for the entire Republican ticket in all 62 counties, assuring an overwhelming GOP victory at the polls November 5. There are no town offices involved in this election but campaigning has been active in Suffolk for the various offices.

The anti-erosion program was given another forward boost Monday with the adoption by the Board of Supervisors of a series of resolutions approving State Public Works Department plans for beach protection work in the townships of Shelter Island, East Hampton, Southampton and Brookhaven.

In moving for approval of a $201,500 dune-rebuilding project on Brookhaven's ocean beach, Supervisor Philip A. Hattemer said this work should follow and not precede stabilization of the Moriches Inlet.


50 Years Ago 1971

From The East Hampton Star, October 21

Next Tuesday's race for the Supervisorship of East Hampton Town is anybody's bet, with veteran prognosticators puzzled by two new factors -- the 18 to 21-year-old vote and an apparent surge in local registration by "summer people." The three-way race between Eugene E. Lester Jr., incumbent Republican, Walter C. Hackett, the Independent Voters' candidate, and Joseph T. Kelley, the Democratic designee, is, however, no more of a puzzle than that in Southampton Town.


The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Fire Department would like to have the names of all those from East Hampton Town serving in Vietnam so that Christmas packages can be sent to them. The names may be given to Mrs. Sal LaCarrubba at LaCarrubba's store.

Apartment owners and businessmen whose enterprises would be rendered non-conforming by a proposed new zoning ordinance for Sag Harbor Village led an attack on that ordinance in a public hearing Tuesday night.

Complaints, raised by 12 of about 18 speakers at the hour-and-a-half-long hearing held by the Village Board, focused on proposed sections aimed in no uncertain terms at eliminating non-conforming uses from a proposed zoning map identical to the original map adopted in 1949.


25 Years Ago 1996

From The East Hampton Star, October 31

A spirited crowd welcomed Hillary Rodham Clinton to the State University at Stony Brook on Monday afternoon, eight days before the election. The First Lady came to Long Island to support Nora Bredes's race for Michael P. Forbes's Congressional seat -- and to make a pitch for her husband's re-election.

Amply supplied with blue-and-white Bredes placards and the blue-and-red signs for Clinton-Gore '96, the audience of about 1,000 at the University's Staller Center was enthusiastic as a string of Democratic leaders sounded rallying calls. More than 500 persons unable to obtain tickets waited outside for at least a glimpse of the First Lady.

Would the five East End towns be better off if they seceded from Suffolk County and formed a new Peconic County? Voters will have a chance to take a stand on this decades-old issue on Election Day, when an advisory referendum on Peconic County will appear on the ballots of all five towns. 

Named chief of staff for United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Tony Bullock is getting ready to leave town -- but not before he gets in a parting shot at the new Republican majority on the East Hampton Town Board. Mr. Bullock and his wife, Renee Schilhab Bullock, are packing their belongings and will move from Amagansett to the capital in time for him to start his new job on Nov. 18.

Tomorrow, though, the former Town Councilman, County Legislator, and Town Supervisor plans to make his first public appearance since leaving Town Hall in December. He promised that he would mince no words.


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