NOVEMBER 1963

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The first issue of Kent Island’s newspaper, The Bay Times, was published in November, 1963, and featured stories and pictures mourning the assassination of the young president, John F. Kennedy. Much of the coverage centered around Kennedy’s 1960 visit to Queen Anne’s County during his 1960 campaign.

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Stopping by our county seat of Centreville, the future president made a short speech and met a number of prominent locals, including Democratic State Central Committee members Abe Epstein and Catherine Kirwan, as well as businessman, Julius Grollman, who worked on the successful Kennedy/Johnson run for the white house.

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