07/03/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we should recall those words near the beginning of the Declaration of Independence that changed the world.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America witnessed a living example of those words that every school child is taught, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 5 to 4 decision, that people of the same gender are free to marry one another in all 50 states. (more…)

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07/03/15 2:00pm
Live Music on the Rock

Live Music on the Rock

Summer is officially here and the Island music scene really revs up this week with a dozen different events. In addition to the cool Sunday evening jazz line-up with Peter Martin Weiss and Jane Hastay, the Ram’s Head Inn will feature the Jon Divello and Chris Tedesco duo on Tuesday nights. (more…)

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07/03/15 12:00pm

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

The deer or us
To the Editor:
Michael Coles’ recent letter (“Time to turn pro,” June 25) was an excellent summary of our tick problem on the Island. Although a Bambi lover, I agree that the situation has not been solved chemically and now calls for an immediate culling of the herd by professional sharpshooters/hunters. (more…)

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07/03/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The remains of the Artemus Ward boathouse that was destroyed by amateur fireworks in July 1995.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The remains of the Artemus Ward boathouse that was destroyed by amateur fireworks in July 1995.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission was established. (more…)

07/03/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting  at Fiske Field. He'll be on board for a special Independence Day weekend.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting at Fiske Field. He’ll be on board for a special Independence Day weekend.

Fireworks, family, barbecues and baseball defines the Fourth of July for most Americans. And the Shelter Island Bucks have fans covered with an abundance of the national pastime this weekend. (more…)