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100 years ago — May 1920

LIME ROCK — M. Merriman and wife of Torrington were in town Sunday.


Leonard J. Nickerson of West Cornwall has been reappointed by Governor Marcus H. Holcomb to be prosecuting agent of the Connecticut Humane Society.


ORE HILL — Mrs. Jacob Wevitoski has had electric lights installed in her house.


LAKEVILLE — George Silvernale has a new Chevrolet roadster.


There was quite a heavy white frost Tuesday and Wednesday nights.


These are the days when a mess of dandelion greens is quite the proper item on the bill of fare.


50 years ago — May 1970

Mrs. John D. Briscoe of Lakeville has been named Chairman of the Committee to Elect Ella Grasso. Secretary of the State Grasso is a candidate for the Democratic Congressional nomination in the Sixth District.


David and Marjorie Batstone of Birch Hill have obtained a license to start a taxi business in Kent. On file at the Town Hall is their trade name, Kent Cab. 


Advertisement: 5 Room home with all modern improvements. 3 1/2 acres land, one doz. summer cottages with baths and heaters. Numerous golden opportunities. $29,000.


For Rent: Year-round Country House, seven rooms, 1 1/2 baths, unfurnished. Excellent garden space. Near Twin Lakes. $150 per month. Available July 1. Call 435-2928 after 6 p.m.


CANAAN — James J. Victory, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Victory of Granite Avenue Extension, recently graduated from the Computer Processing Institute in Hartford. He has accepted a position with Inventory Management Systems Inc. in Stamford.


25 years ago — May 1995

SHARON — An estimated 450 people ignored gray skies and chilly breezes Saturday to attend the ceremonial opening of Sharon Hospital’s new wing. The $19.8 million wing is opening gradually over the next week, starting with patient registration off the new lobby and the physical and occupational therapy departments located on the first floor.


These items were gathered from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact.

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