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 . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Republican candidate Amber Brach-Williams, left, is challenging Democratic Councilwoman Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board this November. They met Tuesday at the “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Shelter Island Women’s club at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.
In an Island election year tradition, the Shelter Island Women’s Club held it’s “Meet the Candidates” event at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall Tuesday.
There’s only on local election this November for a seat on the Town Board pitting incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Mary Dudley against Republican challenger Amber Brach-Williams. (more…)
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Mary Hogan with her latest book, ‘Two Sisters.’
Author Mary Hogan calls “Two Sisters” her “unintentional novel.” Her publisher has labeled it her “debut” novel, despite the fact that Ms. Hogan has published seven young adult novels before this. (more…)
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Superintendent Michael Hynes outlined his final $10.47 million budget proposal to the Board of Education last week before members gave it a unanimous thumbs up.
The Shelter Island Board of Education unanimously endorsed a $10.47 million budget request for the 2014-15 school year.
The budget stays within the state-imposed tax cap, raising the tax levy by 1.7 percent. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Joy Bausman was honored at a reception in Mattituck last night as the Reporter’s first ever Person of the Year. Joining Joy was, from left, Det. Sgt. Jack Thilberg, Peter McCracken and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
Joy Bausman was honored at a reception at the Times/Review corporate headquarters in Mattituck last night as the Shelter Island Reporter’s first ever Person of the Year. (more…)