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100 years ago ­— May 1921

LIME ROCK — Cortland Fenton is the new shipping clerk at the Foundry.

—Frank J. Sprague of Sharon, known as the “father of the Trolley car,” was cited to appear before the Franklin Institute at Philadelphia on Wednesday to receive the Franklin medal and honorary membership in the institution. The medal was given in recognition of Mr. Sprague’s many and important inventions in the field of electrical engineering. It is a maxim in the electrical world that what Edison did for the development of electric light, Sprague did for electrical power.

Adv.: For Sale 1917 Excelsior Three Speed Motor cycle, 15 HP. Motor in A No. 1 Shape. Norman Silvernale, Ore Hill.

50 years ago — May 1971

Harpsichordist Frances Cole will perform in a benefit concert for the Landowska Music Center this Sunday at the Litchfield Preparatory School on Route 63 in Goshen. Miss Cole, an accomplished musician and winner of many music scholarships, is a student of Denise Restout. 

— Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, for Arthur Daniel Terni, who died suddenly Sunday, May 9, at his Millerton home. He was the owner of Terni’s Store on Main Street in Millerton.

— Work is underway on the condominium planned for Sharon, including excavation for the foundations. An 18-unit structure is planned, plus an additional two units in an adjoining building.

25 years ago — May 1996

It’s not been our imaginations; it really has been raining — and raining and raining! David Dodge at the hydroplant said he measured 9.92 inches of precipitation from Jan. 1 through May 13. This compares to 3.45 inches in the same period last year. Darrell Russ said in Norfolk totals were only 13.23 inches last year, while this year 24.69 inches fell. The average for the past 60 years is 16.44 inches, he said.

CANAAN — As part of its ongoing capital improvement program to rebuild undersized and deteriorating infrastructure, Bridgeport Hydraulic Company has announced it is replacing a total of 3,300 linear feet of water main in the Canaan and Salisbury area.

— Gudrun Duntz, the Lakeville seamstress who has had her shop across from the Lakeville Post Office for many years, is moving later this month to a new location in the Owens Chiropractic building a few doors to the south of her former shop on Main Street. She will be ready to receive new and old customers any time after June 1.


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library.

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