Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Phoebe Smith has gone to Atlantic City where she is employed by the Fisher family.


LAKEVILLE — W.P. Bradley will sell the farm tools and household furniture of Mrs. E.F. Sanford, Ore Hill, Conn., at auction, March 19 at 1 o’clock sharp.


LIME ROCK — Orin Paine of Boston Corners spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. L.A. Bulman.


The roads have been almost impassable in places during the past two weeks, but the sun and wind are doing their work and there is already considerable improvement.


W.D. Adam is again confined to the house owing to a recurrence of trouble with the leg which he injured some time ago.


50 years ago — March 1969

John J. Seymour of Lakeville confirmed reports this week that he had submitted his resignation as a member of Salisbury’s Board of Selectmen effective on or before April 1 at the convenience of the board. Mr. Seymour said the resignation was necessary because he has agreed to sell his 400-acre Tory Hill dairy farm and plans to move with his family to Florida.


SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen announced this week the appointment of Dr. Peter T. Jordano, a Lakeville dentist, to serve as a member of the Salisbury Sewer Commission for the remainder of a term that runs until June 30, 1972. He was named to replace the late Barent Ten Eyck of Salisbury.


Adv. WHEELS 1947 JEEP, 4-wheel drive with plow. Excellent condition. $500. 1963 RENAULT R8. Good condition. $250. Tel. 364-0064.


Frank Gugliotti, meat manager of Stop and Shop Store, Torrington, will give a demonstration of meat cutting at an open meeting of the Cornwall Mother’s Club Wednesday March 19 at 8 p.m. at Cornwall Consolidated School.


25 years ago — March 1994

SALISBURY — The Skip Barber Racing School announced this week plans to move its national headquarters from Canaan to the Dotty Smith property in Salisbury, if the Planning and Zoning Commission agrees. Granting of the permit would allow the company and 50 of its 75 employees, currently located on Route 7 in Canaan, to move here. Together, the business office, assembly shop and driving school, located at Lime Rock, has an annual payroll in excess of $2 million.


The region’s maple syrup makers are finally hard at work. During last week’s warm days and cold nights, the sap, held back by the cold winter, was finally overflowing the buckets and steam was pouring out of little houses where evaporators bubbled away, reducing light brown sap to a thick, sweet, dark brown liquid.


Items were selected from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.