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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prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.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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11/12/14 4:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One of the original six affordable houses the town had built on Bowditch Road, but despite an effort to build more in 2004, the six remain the only town-sponsored affordables with little call for more.

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One of the original affordable houses the town had built on Bowditch Road. But despite an effort to build more in 2004, the six remain the only town-sponsored affordables with little call for more.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

In a controversial move, Pope Paul VI announced he would sell the tiara he wore when  declared Pope with the money to be distributed to the poor. But Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York intervened and bought the tiara for the Catholic Church of the United States. (more…)

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08/14/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library will be putting forth a budget proposal in about a month as board members contemplate 2015 needs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Public Library will be putting forth a budget proposal in September as board members contemplate 2015 needs.

50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

Angry West Berliners attacked a Soviet Army car, heavy truck and trailer halfway through the western police barriers protecting the hated Berlin Wall. (more…)