08/05/17 3:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The baskets the children are holding represent designs they created for a garden habitat for their favorite animals. Owls, sharks, guinea pigs, dolphins, kittens, ducks, chickens, tigers and pandas were all represented — as well as deer and butterflies. Front row, kneeling or seated, from left: William Marshall, Gracie Marshall, Christopher Ward, Alfie Brigham, Thia Hatchett, Regina Weisenberg and Eliza McCarthy. Back row: Arianna Riley, Jayla Jones, Ryan Sanwald, Mae Brigham, MacKenzie Speece, Johanna Kaasik, Sadie Green-Clark, Juliana Medina and Maeve Purcell. Carol B. Russell, youth chair of the Garden Club of Shelter Island, stands behind the group.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The baskets the children are holding represent designs they created for a garden habitat for their favorite animals. Front row, kneeling or seated, from left: William Marshall, Gracie Marshall, Christopher Ward, Alfie Brigham, Thia Hatchett, Regina Weisenberg and Eliza McCarthy. Back row: Arianna Riley, Jayla Jones, Ryan Sanwald, Mae Brigham, MacKenzie Speece, Johanna Kaasik, Sadie Green-Clark, Juliana Medina and Maeve Purcell. Carol B. Russell, youth chair of the Garden Club of Shelter Island, stands behind the group.

GThis year, the Garden Club of Shelter Island celebrated Youth Recognition Day on June 15 at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club.

This event ends a school year’s worth of participation for the youth members of the Garden Club. (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prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.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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04/04/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

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…)

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03/20/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Day break at Shell Beach on the first day of spring 2017.

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…)