50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
China downed two U.S. Navy bombers that had strayed into its airspace following a raid on North Vietnam and the only survivor was held by China until 1973.
Muhammad Ali, at age 25, married his second wife, Belinda Boyd, then 17, and she converted to Islam taking the name Khalilah Ali and bore four children before the couple divorced in 1977.
Judy Garland was on Broadway in “At Home in the Palace” that played a limited engagement of 24 performances at the Palace Theater.
“The Trip,” a psychedelic movie written by Jack Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda and Susan Strasberg, was pulling in audiences throughout the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
Today is Election Day. All registered voters can cast their ballots at the Shelter Island School gym from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There is only one local, contested race today, a seat on the Town Board between incumbent Democrat Mary Dudley and Republican challenger Amber Brach-Williams. (more…)
Islanders may know Tuesday night who will be moving into the White House January 20, but they may not know who will be filling a Town Board seat for the next year. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A Shelter Island Police officer responded to a story about police salaries.
Apples to apples?
To the Editor:
Your front page article (“Island cops paid higher than state average,” December 17) had some serious flaws in its comparison methodology. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mary Dudley will be sworn in as the newest member of the Town Board in January.
Mary Dudley, a relative newcomer to Shelter Island, has been chosen to replace Councilman Ed Brown on the Town Board as of January 1. (more…)