Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1918

TACONIC — Mrs. L. Devantery, who has been having a serious time with ulcerated teeth, returned from New York Wednesday where she had been undergoing treatment.


LIME ROCK — Mr. M. Merriman is on the sick list.


Miss Emily R. Bronson, Litchfield County Agent, will give a demonstration of milk at the Friendly Club Saturday afternoon June 22 at three o’clock.This will be a meeting of great importance for housewives and mothers as there is no article of food so essential to the family, and especially to growing children, as milk. Come and see this demonstration.


LAKEVILLE — Walter Angus is now eating green peas from his garden.


50 years ago — June 1968

A special meeting, under the auspices of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance, was held June 10 to explore and discuss the problems involved in the disposal of the old C.N.E. Railroad right-of-way from the Community Service terminus in Lakeville to the bridge across the Housatonic in the Weatogue section of the town. Following some two hours of discussion, the Board of Finance, in executive session, voted to recommend to a Special Town Meeting (June 20) the appropriation of $45,000 for the purchase of the entire right-of-way from the village of Lakeville to the Housatonic River.


KENT — The rumors regarding the possible closing of the town dump, heretofore denied by representatives of the Stanley Works (which owns the site) and town officials, were officially confirmed at a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission last Wednesday, and at Monday night’s Selectmen’s meeting.


Richard C. Cable, seventh-grade teacher at Sharon Center School for the past three years, will be leaving at the end of this semester for a three-year teaching post in Turkey as part of the Near East Mission.


25 years ago — June 1993

SALISBURY — Six months from now the Scoville Library will have a new librarian. After 16 years at the helm in that massive gray stone building on Main Street, Sarah O’Connor is retiring on Dec. 31 of this year. She said she wishes town government spent more money on its library. “People assume libraries are funded by God,” she said.


News items were selected from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.