Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — July 1922
Word has been received of the safe arrival of Messrs. I. Kent Fulton and Scott Flint at Los Angeles, Calif. last Sunday. They made the trip overland in Mr. Fulton’s Packard.
LIME ROCK — Edward Doty was in the Winsted Hospital a few days last week, receiving treatment for a bad cut on his arm, received in the Creamery.
ORE HILL — Robert Garrison, the local sewing machine expert, reports having several calls from Vermont for his services as a repair man.
50 years ago — July 1972
All open burning of paper, leaves and garbage is forbidden under the new air pollution regulations issued by the Department of Environmental Protection and received in Northwest Connecticut this week. The regulations permit campfires and barbecues without permission, and certain other types of outdoor fires with local certificates in advance. They ban burning of trash under any circumstances.
Salisbury village families whose houses will be taken for the Village Improvement Society’s off-street shopping project will be given every assistance in obtaining other homes, members of the Society emphasized Monday evening. The Society owns a tract of about five acres east of East Railroad Street where residents can relocate if they wish, VIS Executive Director Jeffrey P. Walker told questioners. Options include moving present houses to new locations, new houses put up by residents with VIS help, or new houses erected by the Society itself.
The aircraft seen buzzing around Lakeville on Friday turned out to be dusting cornfields with nitrogen, used to enrich the soil. According to the Federal Aeronautics Administration, the plane is registered in the name of Kenneth Knudson. It was seen in Kent on Saturday and Sunday.
25 years ago — July 1997
A producer of popular television shows over the past year has quietly put together a series of real estate purchases totaling more than 500 acres at a cost of more than $5 million. Robert Boyett Jr., one half of Miller-Boyett Productions, which has introduced shows such as “Happy Days” and “Full House,” has purchased adjoining properties here and just across the Massachusetts state line in the Ashley Falls section of Sheffield. The properties include the historic home of the late Harrison Salisbury and acreage as well as property on Twin Lakes Road, both in Taconic, and the Malnati house and Cooper Hill farm in Ashley Falls.
Sue Spring was formally appointed Salisbury Town Clerk by selectmen this week. Ms. Spring, who became acting town clerk on Laura Johnson’s resignation, is in line to be the Republican nominee for the job for a full term in November’s elections.
These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library.