Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — October 1922
Messrs. Oliver Marston and Walter Hardisty witnessed a game of the World Series in New York last week.
— Miss Madeline Beers has given up her position as telephone operator at the Nelson House in Poughkeepsie and has gone to Charleston, S.C., where she has a position as companion to an elderly lady.
— Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Heaton motored to Pearl River, N.Y., on Saturday to visit their daughter Miss Louise, who has a position in a chemical laboratory in that place.
50 years ago — October 1972
New regulations returning the control over most open burning to town governments are under preparation in the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, it was learned this week.
— Arrangements for the transfer of the former Children’s Colony property on Long Pond to the Town of Salisbury proceeded several steps further this week with the signing of the option for the sale. Gifts totaling $160,000 have been promised to cover the purchase, including a $100,000 contribution from Anthony J. Peters, but some paper work remains to make them official.
— Winter gave unmistakable signs in Northwest Connecticut this week that it is on the way. The temperature fell to 24 in Lakeville Wednesday morning after touching 28 on Tuesday. The high Tuesday was only 44. Points in nearby Massachusetts reported as low as 17 Wednesday.
— Arson is suspected in two fires which hit the Canaan business district during the small hours of Wednesday morning. Volunteers from five towns fought the second and larger of the fires, which heavily damaged the rear of the recently abandoned Canfield Hotel.
25 years ago — October 1997
Mary Moore, a longtime supporter of Town Hill School, and Thomas Blagden, one of the original founders, dug the first shovelful of dirt for the school’s new building on Interlaken Road in Lakeville.
— Four area residents have successfully completed a forest and wildlife conservation course and are available without charge to help land owners who want to improve and enjoy their woodland. Lloyd Garrison of Norfolk, Jake Thompson of Colebrook, Ann Cuddy of Lakeville and Tom Farrell of Sharon were among 30 people who completed the intensive three and a half day course at the Yale Forestry camp in Norfolk.