Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — November 1917

LAKEVILLE — In order not to interfere with the grand rally on Saturday evening, the business places of the town will close at 8:30 o’clock.


SALISBURY — George Parsons has had electric lights installed in his house.


LAKEVILLE — Peter A. Kisselbrack has in his possession an antique which has been handed down through his family for three generations. It is an old fashioned bureau in fine condition, and may be purchased for a reasonable consideration. This is an opportunity for anyone collecting antiques.


LIME ROCK — The many friends of Hugh Cummings are glad to hear that he is able to be about the house.


LAKEVILLE — Miss Mary Neville expects soon to go to Hartford to take up a course of study to fit herself to be a children’s nurse.


50 years ago — November 1967

The Ironmasters Lodge in Lakeville has changed hands. The motor lodge has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. George Haas to James E. Vaill. The transfer was completed Nov. 1 according to deeds filed in the town clerk’s office.


North Canaan residents living near the Charles Pfizer plant, NELCO Metals Division, were startled early Tuesday evening by the sound and tremor of an explosion. According to John Pozzi, there was a minor explosion in one of the annealing furnaces. No one was injured and damage was minor, limited for the most part to breakage of windows. 


KENT — A fire in the mobile home of Mrs. Bertha Bauer, apparently started by a faulty carburetor in the gravity-fed oil burner, caused extensive damage to the home last Friday morning. Although the flames were brought under control quickly, Fire Chief Arthur Seabird reports that considerable repairs will have to be done to the structure.


25 years ago — November 1992

FALLS VILLAGE — Construction continues on the addition to the D.M. Hunt library and it is expected that the roof will be closed in next week to protect the new structure from inclement weather.


News nuggets are reprinted just as they appeared in The Lakeville Journal.