Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — February 1918

LAKEVILLE — Miss Bessie Argall is home from Bristol for a week owing to the closing of her school because of the coal shortage.


CANAAN — The schools closed Monday for two weeks until Feb. 25 on account of scarlet fever in the family of Hyatt Tripp living on Reed Street.


LIME ROCK — Mr. and Mrs. Brusie returned on Saturday from New York after spending seven weeks there. Mr. Brusie’s eye is much improved.


CANAAN — Miss Margaret Collins entertained for the benefit of the Red Cross Monday evening.


50 years ago — February 1968

Cornwall First Church of Christ members will be hosts to a large group of representatives of Hawaii and Oahu churches on Sunday Feb. 18 when they come to Cornwall to honor the memory of Henry Obookiah, the first Hawaiian Christian, who was the inspiration for the first Foreign Mission School.


Victor Consolini Jr. of Southfield, Mass. was hired by the North Canaan school board to serve as head custodian. He will begin his duties next week. The board also hired Eben Condon of Canaan as a full-time custodian and his duties began early this week.


25 years ago — February 1993

SHARON — The Sharon Health Care skilled nursing facility is preparing to open its downstairs wing soon. The 70-bed facility has been open since October, and expects to run at capacity once it becomes fully operational. Once the downstairs wing is open, the facility will be able to focus on respite care as well as longer-term residents.


CANAAN — A tight economy and high overhead has prompted S.J. Masters Inc. to consolidate into a more efficient operation. Steve Mastroianni, who owns the business with wife Carol, said they plan to move the entire enterprise into their West Main Street warehouse by the end of February. The business, which specializes in the sale of cabinets and flooring, opened in 1981 with a Church Street showroom. The warehouse and a parking lot were built six years ago directly behind the existing store.


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