JOHN CLARE PHOTO Daybreak at Shell Beach on the first day of spring 2017.
Today is the first day of spring, the vernal equinox.
The earth’s axis today “is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a ‘nearly’ equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)
“Our story as Christians begins with the refugee story,” Father Charles McCarron said, telling the saga of two adults traveling a great distance where their baby was born, and then soon after fleeing to a foreign country to escape tyranny.
The refugees to whom the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church priest was referring were, of course, Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem for the birth of the baby Jesus and then their fight into Egypt. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Shelter Island Justice Court.
Michael Ballad of Sag Harbor — convicted in Shelter Island Justice Court of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated as a first offense and license plate, insurance and registration violations — is due to be sentenced on Monday. (more…)
PETER WALDNER CARTOON
From the mind and pen of Peter Waldner, the Reporter’s award winning editorial cartoonist.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke became the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction. (more…)