“The National Day of Reason — or “NDR” in the shorthand of the nontheist community — will also be held May 3, part protest, part celebration and totally godless. To that end, local groups of nontheists will hold blood drives (Groton, Conn.) training in lobbying politicians (Raleigh, N.C.) and voter registration drives (Flagstaff, Ariz.), as well as marches, rallies and social gatherings.
One group in Putnam, Conn., is holding a “science for reason” book exchange — turn in a Bible and receive a free copy of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, among other titles.” I’ve already got my copy, but thanks anyway (JL).
See the article in USAToday.
For Woodstock Academy Observers
“The academy in the past few years has added off-campus student housing in either leased or purchased homes for its international students. It is now working to bring that housing in compliance with town zoning, which does not address student housing…
Town Planner Delia Fey and Town Attorney Robert DeCrescenzo instead are recommending that student housing be allowed by special permit.
Fey has recommended a series of other modifications aimed at narrowing where student housing is permitted in town, whether new student housing can be built, and language pertaining to trash removal, the living area required per student and septic system size.
Woodstock Academy has about 50 students enrolled in its international program, and fewer than half of them live in school housing, the rest live with host families. The academy has purchased two homes in the Woodstock Hill section of town and leases a couple of others.”
See the article in the Norwich Bull.