Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — October 1922
The remains of William Scott, a Civil War veteran aged 75, were brought here from Torrington on Wednesday for interment, the funeral taking place at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joseph Platt. Mr. Scott is also survived by three sons, Burt R. of Torrington, Richard A. of Salisbury and Michael of Jamestown, N.Y., and two granddaughters of Salisbury.
A car driven by Mrs. Logan of Amenia collided with the steps at the M.E. Miller harness store last week Wednesday, making it necessary to repair them quite extensively. Happily no one was injured by the collision.
R.C. Miller’s cottage is receiving a new covering of asbestos shingles.
In these days of coal shortage and the burning of wood in stoves and furnaces, it is only common prudence to see to it that chimneys and flues are clean and in good order. A little inspection in this line may save a disastrous blaze.
50 years ago — October 1972
Salisbury First Selectman William B. Barnett expressed new hope Wednesday that the state Department of Environmental Protection can be persuaded to modify its burning ban that has caused serious tree and brush disposal problems for Northwest Connecticut towns. The problem is rapidly approaching crisis proportions in some towns, Mr. Barnett pointed out, with mountainous piles of trees and demolition material accumulating.
William T.P. Jenks, 21-year-old meat manager at the Lakeville Food Center for the last several years, realized a dream Friday when he became the proprietor. He succeeded a well known Lakeville resident and civic leader, Morris Brickman, who has retired after operating the Food Center for two decades. Mr. Brickman continues a financial interest in the center and will be available for advice, but Mr. Jenks will be in full charge. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Jenks of Lakeville.
Howard Silvernale of Mountain Road in Norfolk escaped injury Tuesday morning when a Mulville Construction Co. truck he was driving overturned. Mr. Silvernale was northbound on the Lime Rock- Salisbury Road about 9 a.m. when his truck struck a rock at the side of the road. The vehicle went off the left side of the road, striking a high tension wire pole and turning over. He was taken to Sharon Hospital but was released after being examined.
Children who walk to Salisbury Central School are glad to see their old friend, Robert W. Livsey of Lincoln City Road, back on duty as guard at the school crossing. Mr. Livsey was absent for several months at the end of the last school year, and has now recovered from two major operations.
The state Public Utilities Commission approved this week the sale of the privately owned Sharon Water Co. to the Town of Sharon for $200,000. The sale includes the company’s franchise, equipment and about 45 acres of land.
N.M. Watson and Co. Inc., Kent’s largest retail business, will be sold to another lumber company at the end of October. No additional details were released.
25 years ago — October 1997
For illustrator and Cornwall resident Marc Simont, the trip to Catalonia which he will take this month will literally be going home again. He was born in this nearly autonomous section of Spain as were his parents and grandparents. On Oct. 24, 25 and 26 he will attend a meeting of the Association of Professional Illustrators at Sitges, 26 miles south of Barcelona where he will receive an award as “Illustrator of the Year.”
Mark Shearer, a part-time resident of Sharon for the past 14 years, if all goes well, will become the owner of the Ilanjian property in Taconic by the middle of October. He was the successful bidder Saturday at a foreclosure sale held in front of the 16-room “chateau” on Taconic Road in Salisbury when he offered $1,360,000.
“Fales & Fales,” an exhibit of paintings by well-known artists and teachers Ed and Marjorie Fales of Falls Village, is currently on view at the Life Long Learning Center at Noble Horizons, Cobble Road in Salisbury. The public is invited to an opening reception for them on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.
These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.