05/15/17 2:00pm
TAYLOR KELLY PHOTO Walkers completing a lap on the track covered enough miles in the five-day event last week to have walked rom Shelter Island to Disney World.

TAYLOR KELLY PHOTO Walkers completing a lap on the Shelter Island School’s track. Participants covered enough miles in the five-day event last week to have walked from Shelter Island to Disney World.

What started as an exercise for Shelter Island Scho0l’s pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students became a community event last week as students in all grades, teachers, family members and friends showed up to take a walk on the school’s track. (more…)

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05/15/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The wheels of justice turn slowly but in May 1967 the Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.

Andy Clyde, who portrayed the Hopalong Cassidy movie and radio sidekick California Carlson, died in Los Angeles at the age of 75.

Americans were listening to “Groovin’” by The Young Rascals.

“Barefoot in the Park” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda was drawing crowds to movie theaters.

Thornton Wilder’s “The Eighth Day” was among the most popular books, considered an American epic dealing with how two families involved in a murder mystery are torn apart.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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05/11/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) honored Paulette Ofrias, wife of Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy co-owner Greg Ofrias, as a Woman of Distinction at a ceremony this week in Albany.

COURTESY PHOTO Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) honored Paulette Ofrias as a Woman of Distinction at a ceremony this week in Albany.

Paulette Ofrias, co-owner of the  Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy with her husband,  Greg Ofrias, has been named the 2017 Woman of Distinction from the First New York State Senate District. (more…)