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prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.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 . . .
PHOTO: SCOTT FEIERSTEIN / RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY Shelter Island T-Ball team before a game at Fiske Field.
An infestation of ticks at Fiske Field — owned by the Shelter Island School District — has had some Islanders and visitors concerned. (more…)
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The Shelter Island Town Board last Friday unanimously adopted an email policy requiring that all such communications be retained for a minimum of six years and that hard copies of documents relating to deeds and decisions be permanently retained. (more…)
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…)