“Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson, published in 1962, is acknowledged as instrumental in the creation of the modern environmental movement.
What isn’t fully realized, however, is the role of folks from this region, and a lawsuit with as its lead plaintiff the great environmentalist from Suffolk County, Robert Cushman Murphy, in helping inform Ms. Carson of the threat pesticides pose to life. (more…)
Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the guest speaker at Union Chapel’s next service.
Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the speaker this coming Sunday at the annual Shelter Island Association service Sunday at 10:30 am at Union Chapel in the Grove.
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No potential town voters turned up Monday night at the public hearing on the proposed $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 Shelter Island School District budget. There had been no questions about the spending plan at previous budget work sessions. (more…)
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Christine Finn at The Islander this week.
Christine Finn, a teacher and education administrator, has a sure-fire way to get the flavor of the local culture when she travels overseas. Go to McDonald’s. (more…)