Turning Back The Pages
100 years ago — November 1920
SALISBURY — Mrs. Margaret Russell is ill and a trained nurse is in attendance.
LIME ROCK — Mr. Walter Boardman spent Sunday at camp in Cornwall and reports those there are having a fine time and have killed every thing but a bear!
SALISBURY — A large section of one of the big maple trees in front of Mrs. L.M. Eggleston’s cottage was blown down during the storm on Tuesday night, carrying the telephone wires with it.
LAKEVILLE — Myron Holley is moving his ice house to a point near his barn.
The school house buildings at the Town Hill and Ticknor Districts are now ready to be sold. Bids for same will now be received by Walter Angus, Secretary of the School Board, Taconic, Conn.
50 years ago — November 1970
Michael Watts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watts of West Cornwall, was burned last Thursday while burning trash near his home. His companion, 12-year-old Chris Merola, son of Mrs. Christopher Smith, also of West Cornwall, probably saved his life. Michael’s clothes caught on fire, and the boys were unable to extinguish the flames by rolling on the ground. Chris finally stopped the blaze by wrapping his friend in a blanket, quick thinking which saved him from further injury and possibly death. Michael was taken to Sharon Hospital where he was treated for first and second degree burns. He is now at home where his doctor reports he is coming along fine.
The Salisbury Farms Milk Bar and Restaurant has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gostout to John Thompson Jr., who plans to run it as a father-and-son operation with his father, John Thompson Sr. Mr. Thompson Sr. is well known in the area where he was manager of the White Hart Inn for a year. He has been in the hotel and restaurant business for many years and knows all phases.
Miss Betsy Belter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Belter of Salisbury, was introduced at the annual meeting of the Association of Community Health Services as the recipient of one of nine scholarships awarded this year to top-ranking students of nursing in Connecticut. The scholarship is awarded by the Connecticut League of Nurses.
25 years ago — November 1995
One storm after another has buffeted the Northwest Corner in the past 17 days. Power outages, some of them almost 48 hours long, have become commonplace. Town crews have worked overtime clearing leaf-clogged catch basins and ditches, cutting up downed trees, filling washouts and, for a brief period Tuesday night, spreading salt and sand on slick roads.
LAKEVILLE — Carl Williams wears many hats. Not only is he chairman of Salisbury’s Board of Finance, but he is (and has been for many years) also a ski coach at Salisbury School. Last Thursday Mr. Williams was on his way to a meeting of the New England Ski Coaches’ Association, when he felt faint and ran his car off the road into a ditch, having the presence of mind to put on his car blinkers before he actually fainted. Passers-by stopped and called rescue personnel. He spent four days in a Brattleboro hospital with a diagnosis of a bleeding ulcer. Back home now in Lime Rock and under medication for his ulcer, he does not appear to intend to slow down. He said he is a little tired, maybe a little grumpy, “but I am trying to cultivate my Type A personality.”
LAKEVILLE — Harney & Sons, a local enterprise that keeps expanding, opened a Tea Tasting Room in mid-October at its company headquarters off Route 44 between Lakeville and Salisbury. Here visitors can taste perfectly brewed samples of some of the more than 60 Harney teas that are marketed all over the world.
These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.