Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1917

SALISBURY — The house formerly owned by Mrs. M.E. Bower will be used as an annex to the White Hart Inn the coming season. Extensive repairs and alterations are being made to the interior of the building.

CANAAN — Miss Sarah Rood was home several days last week with the quinsy.

SHARON — State engineers have been in town making surveys for the proposed trunk line from Lakeville to this village.

TACONIC — Surgical Dressings Ladies made a surprise visit on Mrs. Cook last Tuesday evening.

LAKEVILLE — On Tuesday afternoon, E.L. Peabody’s car, driven by M. P. Flynn, left the road near William Bissell’s, plunged down a bank and struck a post. It was quite badly damaged. Michael was somewhat scratched and bruised but fortunately received no serious injuries. 

The S.N.E. Telephone Co. has been removing a string of poles near Twin Lakes which had been weakened by action of water.


50 years ago — March 1967

SALISBURY — Mrs. Michael Kahler of Sheffield suffered a head cut yesterday afternoon when her car, traveling south on Undermountain Road, went into a skid and collided with a snow plow traveling north.

CANAAN — Mrs. Mary Nania visited her daughter Tomassina in Washington D.C. She attended parents’ weekend at Trinity College.

KENT — An automobile, owned and operated by Reginald Tribe of North Kent, caught fire early Monday morning south of town on Route 7 as Mr. Tribe was returning home from work. Although the car was destroyed, Mr. Tribe, a freight airlines pilot, managed to escape without injury to himself or to his luggage.

CANAAN — Miss Lucille Ann Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Miller, has been named to the dean’s list at Connecticut College for Women, New London. She is a member of the junior class. 


25 years ago — March 1992

SALISBURY — Local members of A Connecticut Party, the banner under which independent Lowell Weicker Jr. ascended to the governor’s seat, met for the first time this week to elect offices and discuss political strategy.