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100 years ago — 1922

SALISBURY — Mrs. Ellen Pulver is suffering from an infected left arm.

 

LAKEVILLE — It has been practically decided to install a radiophone at the Men’s Club for the enjoyment of the members this winter. This will add another very attractive feature to the club.

 

Prohibition is now here, but we have one hundred 5 and 10 gallon kegs which must be disposed of.  A.H. Gilbert, Millerton. adv.

 

50 years ago — 1972

John Harney of Lakeville said Wednesday he will run for State Representative in the new 63rd House District, created by a recent court ruling. Mr. Harney, a Republican, will offer his name for nomination at a meeting and caucus of the Salisbury GOP Town Committee this Saturday.

 

Plans for immediate construction of a new 40-bedroom Interlaken Inn and restaurant complex in Lakeville were announced this week by owner Anthony J. Peters. Ground will be broken within a few weeks and completion is hoped for by next Memorial Day. Will Rogers, who had been designated as manager of the old Interlaken Inn before it burned in May 1971, will continue as manager for the new complex.

 

The Thomas C. Hart, a Knox class escort ship named in honor of the late Admiral Thomas Charles Hart of Sharon, was “side launched” at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans on Aug. 12. Christening the new naval vessel was Mrs. Reginald Bragonier, born Penelope Hart and Admiral Hart’s eldest granddaughter, the daughter of his son, Lt. Cdr. Thomas C. Hart Jr. The ship is designed to locate and destroy enemy submarines.

 

The Department of Environmental Protection has sent a letter to First Selectman Leo Segalla advising him that all burning at the Canaan sanitary landfill site is illegal. The town has been burning stumps and brush at the refuse area, but new burning restrictions make it impossible to continue this practice.

 

Stanley Segalla of Canaan, whose stunt flying in the Farmer’s Act at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has enthralled crowds for the last eight years, will fly a restored antique cub at the Goshen Fair this weekend.

 

Lightning touched off a fire in one of the sheds behind Segalla’s Service Center late Sunday afternoon when sultry weather which had blanketed the area for several days erupted in a violent thundershower. Lightning struck the building shortly after 6 p.m. The blaze destroyed the shed and the automotive parts stored in it, including about a dozen tires and approximately 1,100 fan belts.

 

James H. Aiken of Macedonia, Kent, retires this week from Beechnut Inc., a company he has served for more than 45 years.

 

25 years ago — 1997

The “closed” sign on Cadwell’s Corner restaurant in West Cornwall marks a sad occasion for many residents who had come to see the popular eatery as a permanent fixture in the recently revitalized business community.

 

Sewer lines that backed up into the Stop and Shop Supermarket on East Main Street in Canaan forced the store to close Monday night. That there was a problem was evident early in the day, when store employees were forced to go to the nearby McDonald’s to use the restroom facilities. According to an employee, sewage began overflowing into the parking lot between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Customers who drove and walked through the large puddle probably believed it was the result of showers earlier in the day. The employee reported that the sewage water was tracked into the store, but it wasn’t until it began backing up into the store itself — in aisle 8 — at about 10 p.m. when the store was closed.

 

Susan Dickinson of Falls Village has been promoted to manager of the Salisbury office of National Iron Bank. Washington Depot resident Mary Ann Rimbocchi has been appointed manager of the bank’s Washington Depot office.

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