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100 years ago — November 1922

Mr. Anson Williams has sufficiently recovered from his recent illness to be able to cast his vote on Tuesday.

—The country has been saved again. The returns didn’t suit everybody but then, you can not please ‘em all.

50 years ago — November 1972

Election Day proved a happy day for incumbents as a spectacular display of ticket splitting in Northwest Connecticut brought victory for all those in office and defeat for all challengers. Winners were President Richard Nixon, U.S. Rep. Ella Grasso, State Senators Lewis Rome and P. Edmund Power, and State Representatives John Groppo and Gordon Vaill. The three big surprises came from Mr. Nixon, Mrs. Grasso and Mr. Groppo.

— A black bear has been sighted in this part of Connecticut and, predictably, someone is after it with a rifle. ... Conservation Officer Peter Begley said Tuesday that the hunt is legal, since there is no closed season on bear, but that no one may hunt on private property without the owner’s permission, and several complaints have been received about the bear hunter trespassing.

— Acting Salisbury First Selectman George Kiefer signed a check this week for the $16,000 down payment on purchase of the former Children’s Colony property on Long Pond.

25 years ago — November 1997

Falls Village political newcomer Gabriel Seymour narrowly edged incumbent selectman Louis Timolat Tuesday for the first selectman’s seat by a 17-vote margin.

—Food banks and community service organizations in the Northwest Corner face the loss of one of their major supporters next spring when Norfolk’s Deer Spring Bruderhof moves away. From the Fishes and Loaves food bank in Canaan, to OWL’s Kitchen in Salisbury and the Open Door Soup Kitchen in Winsted, local community aid organizations this week said the loss of the Norfolk group will be keenly felt.


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