Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. George R. Belcher spent Saturday and Sunday in Great Barrington.


LAKEVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. George Miller entertained a number of their young friends at a party last Thursday evening.


LIME ROCK — W. Tellerday moved to East Canaan this week.


Saturday Nov. 9 has been set aside by Governor Holcomb as “gas mask day” in a proclamation calling the attention of the people of this state to the urgent need of the government for fruit pits and nut shells for use in the manufacturing of gas masks.


LIME ROCK — Mr. Boardman and the Misses Alice and Harriet Fenton motored to Waterbury Sunday.


50 years ago — November 1968

Paul Brazee started a new career Saturday as a clerk mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Salisbury. The appointment was announced by Postmaster Douglas Griffiths as a permanent replacement for William Matheson who retired from the post two years ago.


The seven towns in the northwest corner of Connecticut, which President Johnson swept in his smashing 1964 victory, returned to the traditional Republican status Tuesday when voters gave sizable margins to all the GOP nominees on the ballot. The trend stopped right here at home, however, as Vice President Humphrey carried Connecticut by 65,000 and U.S. Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff was returned to Washington for a second term by a whopping margin of more than 100,000.


The Sharon Fire Department was called out at 8 p.m. Friday evening to a home on Skiff Mountain owned by Edward Ammerman. they were joined by two trucks from Kent. The unoccupied house was completely gutted inside; the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.


(Adv.) RENTS ARE HARD TO FIND but here’s one with all the beauties of a Southwest view in SHARON — 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, unfurnished — on 5 acres. $275.00. Roswell R. Hart, Sharon, Conn. 364-5123.


25 years ago — November 1993

LAKEVILLE — Shaving cream, toilet paper and eggs are the relatively harmless weapons of choice for mischievous Halloween night pranksters, but this year BB gun wielding vandals caused more damage than usual. Richard Walsh, owner of the Main Street building that now houses the Sights and Sounds video store, said vandals fired 39 BB holes into the building’s large plate glass windows.


Items were culled from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.