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100 years ago ­— September 1922

LIME ROCK — Charles Brasie is enjoying a week’s vacation from Boardman and Amundson’s store.

SALISBURY — Paul L. Bartram leaves today for Penn. State College where he will take a course in Forestry.

— The work of laying the cement in the new road up the hill in Main Street is progressing well.

— Mr. Ward Finkle has resigned his position at Dufour’s Garage to take a needed rest.

— The many friends of Mr. R.N. Barnum, formerly of Lime Rock, will be pleased to learn that he has been appointed vice-president and general manager of the Mercer Motors Company.

— Last Friday Edward Reed was thrown from a load of hay while making the turn near Martin Solan’s. He sustained a bruised hip, shoulder and knee, but was able to return Sunday night from Sharon Hospital where he was taken following the accident.


50 years ago — September 1972

“Wait and see” was the approach in Northwest Connecticut town halls this week as the State Supreme Court and a Federal District Court struggled with complexities of General Assembly reapportionment. Party caucuses were held Saturday in each town of the area in accordance with instructions issued by Secretary of the State Gloria Schaffer to nominate delegates to new nominating conventions for State Senator and Representative in each of the revised Assembly districts. These new districts are part of the controversial Saden plan for Assembly redistricting drawn up last fall at the Assembly’s request by a panel of three state judges. It was ordered into effect by Hartford County Superior Court Judge Walter J. Sidor following legal tests that took the issue all the way to the United State Supreme Court without conclusive results.

— Dick and Nancy Bergenty have returned to Canaan after helping chaperone 26 young people on a 16-day bicycle trip from Nova Scotia. The long trek began on Aug. 11, when a caravan of five cars, and a truck with a 25-foot flat bed left Bakersville at 5 a.m. carrying people, bicycles, tents, bedrolls, repair kits, and gear. Their destination was Amherst, Nova Scotia, 835 miles away by car.   

— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Larkey of Los Angeles have purchased Music Mountain Farm, the 268-acre estate of Lorence E. Moore on Music Mountain Road, Falls Village. Mrs. Larkey is better known as Carole King, recording star. Her husband, a bassist, often accompanies her on records and in concert performances. The Larkeys have three children, Molly Nora, Louise and Sherry.


25 years ago — September 1997

A sculpture by Salisbury Central School art teacher Gayle DuVall will be showcased on the cover of the next issue of Visions. Visions is a magazine published three times a year by the Connecticut Art Educators Association. Cynthia Jerram, an art teacher at Cornwall Consolidated School, recently stepped in as editor of the publication.

— Northwest Corner state Reps. Philip Prelli of Winsted and Andrew Roraback of Goshen had perfect attendance in this year’s recent legislative session, casting all 526 roll call votes and missing none.

CANAAN — It might sound like just another fish story but Sergio Ronzani has proof for anyone who might doubt his tale. The 6-pound, 27-inch brown trout he caught last May in the Blackberry River is mounted and hangs on a wall in his West Main Street home. Mr. Ronzani caught the specimen remarkably large for the relatively shallow river in an area between Church Street and the sewage treatment plant that he runs.

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