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 100 years ago — October 1920

Bert Cane and family of Taconic have been spending a couple of weeks with Mrs. Cane’s people in Scranton, Pa.

SALISBURY—Miss Alvalena Hortie has accepted a position in the Lakeville School left vacant by Miss Catherine Phillips. Miss Lowe of Lime Rock will fill the vacancy left by Miss Hortie.

LIME ROCK — Miss Eva Gay is in Sharon Hospital suffering from a carbuncle.

Chestnuts — the real ones, not the campaign variety, are noted for their scarcity this fall, the chestnut tree blight being responsible.

50 years ago — October 1970

The Robert C. Geer Memorial Extended-Care Facility in Canaan will hold a community visiting day and room dedication ceremony this Sunday. G. Roger Newkirk, a member of the Geer Board of Trustees and general chairman of the institution’s fund-raising committee will be the program’s official host.


The U.S. Postal Service held its pre-Christmas meeting at the White Hart Inn last Thursday with over 100 postmasters and Post Office officials attending from the Waterbury and Hartford areas. High point of the meeting was the presentation of a Service Award to Mrs. Muriel O’Nell, who has been Postmaster of the Taconic Post Office for more than 35 years.


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Collins of Bristol have bought the quaint Gothic house, once part of the Barnum-Richardson property, on White Hollow Road in Lime Rock from Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wulf. They intend to make it their permanent home and both will teach in the area.


Adv.: For Rent — VERY ATTRACTIVE, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment in Salisbury village. Fireplaces and laundry facilities. Garage available. $250 per month. References required. Robinson Leech, Realtors.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart Vining of East Canaan celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last Friday at a small dinner party given by Miss Ruth R. Miles, a cousin of Mrs. Vining, at her home in South Egremont, Mass.

25 years ago — October 1995

CANAAN — Town Treasurer Francis McCarthy turned the ceremonial first shovelful of dirt Monday, breaking ground on the town hall expansion project that will begin this week. 

Housatonic Rail Road’s impressive new maintenance building was the end of the line for a Department of Transportation inspection train that arrived here from Danbury at noon Tuesday. Co-sponsored by the DOT and Housatonic, the two red and white New Haven line engines pulling three silver coaches turned some heads as it wound its way along the scenic rail corridor. 


Saturday’s high winds and heavy rains closed roads and knocked out power throughout the Northwest Corner. Some residents were without electricity for up to 24 hours.


These items, taken from years-old Lakeville Journals, contain original wording and spellings as much as possible.

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