09/14/19 11:00am

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For most of us, summer is a busy, sometimes hectic, but enjoyable time.

And for many of us, summer has provided an opportunity to escape from daily stress and interruptions via tweets and “breaking news alerts.” But now, as summer winds down, and we return to another phase of reality, there are concerns, often overlooked by the media, that deserve our serious attention. (more…)

10/18/18 12:00pm

Last week, buried inside a report released by the Trump administration, a startling prediction about climate change was made public. If nothing is done to put the brakes on rising temperatures, our planet could warm a staggering seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. That’s 82 years from now, easily within the lifetimes of current newborns and young children. (more…)

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08/18/17 8:00am
TERRY LUCAS PHOTO Shelter Island Library youth services director Anthony Zutter tries on free eclipse viewing glasses available at the library, on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday, August 19.

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Shelter Island Library youth services director Anthony Zutter tries on free eclipse viewing glasses available at the library, on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday, August 19.

On Monday, Aug. 21, the earth, the moon and the sun will align, giving mainland Americans the chance to witness a solar eclipse for the first time since 1918. (more…)