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100 years ago — May 1922

SALISBURY — A very ornamental fence has been installed at D.J. Warner’s new residence.

— Miss Mary Stanton is enjoying a few days’ vacation from her duties at the post office.

LIME ROCK — Wm. Tellerday and Fay Chaffee motored to Poughkeepsie Sunday.


50 years ago — May 1972

A weed-killing machine designed by Fred Romeo was tried out in Lake Wononscopomuc last Friday near the Grove, by its inventor and Ted Davis.

— One of nordic skiing’s highest honors was conferred upon Salisbury’s Birger Torrissen, newly elected to the Ski Hall of Fame.

— Demolition work was the big event of the day last Saturday in Falls Village, with firemen teaming with contractor Dick Bunce to raze the 125-year-old Blake Apartments, once the first home of the National Iron Bank.

—Barbara S. Howland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Howland of Kent, has been named state president of the Connecticut Association of the Future Homemakers of America.

— J. Kenneth Athoe, a member of the Salisbury Rotary Club bowling team, won the award for the highest average of a Class C bowler in the North End League. His average was 172. His son, John Athoe, won a trophy for the high triple game in Class C at the close of the season last weekend.


25 years ago — May 1997

SALISBURY — A major fundraiser is underway to get enough money to create a safe, year-round outdoor skating facility for local Lakeville and Salisbury children.

HARTFORD — Bankruptcy Judge Robert Krechevsky granted Westport attorney Barbara Hankin permission last week to investigate actions of the management team from Sharon Hospital that had charge of Winsted Memorial Hospital in the two years before the hospital declared bankruptcy in 1996.

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