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prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.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 . . .
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty will give the 10th annual State of the Town address on April 23 at the Ram’s Head Inn.
The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island will host its 10th annual State of the Town luncheon on Sunday, April 23 at the Ram’s Head Inn, it was announced last week by the league president, Lois B. Morris.
Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty will update Islanders on where the town stands fiscally, and address key issues facing the Island. Mr. Dougherty, who is chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, will also review challenges and opportunities the Island shares with its neighbors. (more…)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Young Adult Book Club, meet to discuss great books over snacks. Suggestions for future titles welcome. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
Ferry Writers, 5 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Advance registration requested. Email Jocelyn Ozolins at [email protected] or call (631) 749-0042 to register. (more…)
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Other people’s money
To the Editor:
Mr. James Luke makes a point in his letter re: rising Shelter Island taxes (“Captive,” December 22). The school taxes are up 6.2 percent with a declining student population. The Board of Education has some tough challenges there and I wish them luck. (more…)
Following a lengthy public hearing Friday afternoon and a long discussion at Tuesday’s work session, it remains unclear whether the first-ever affordable rental proposal will gain approval from the Shelter Island Town Board. (more…)