Turning Back The Pages
100 years ago — June 1921
SALISBURY — Selectman W.B. Rand was quite badly bitten in his right hand and the calf of his right leg by a dog last Friday. Mr. Rand was endeavoring to prevent a fight between his and another dog and had his hand on the collar of his ayrdale when the other dog grabbed him, inflicting several bad wounds which necessitated the services of a physician.
ORE HILL — John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherman and family motored to Gt. Barrington on Saturday.
William Barnett, and the Misses Inez Peabody and Lila Senior who form the graduating Class of Lakeville High School, accompanied by Miss Pendleton, start June 18th for a trip to Washington and other places.
50 years ago — June 1971
The May 20 fire which destroyed the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville was definitely of “suspicious origin,” but no precise cause has been found by the Connecticut State Fire Marshal’s office. From photographs and from reports of witnesses, State Trooper George Zuraitis said, the $500,000 fire seems to have started on the front porch.
Ambassador and Mrs. Jamil M. Baroody of Lakeville had three graduations in the family this past weekend, each taking place in a different state. Robert, the eldest of the Baroody children, received his bachelor’s degree Friday, June 4, from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; Lloyd was graduated Saturday from the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J. and Leila Baroody was graduated from the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury on Sunday. The Baroodys make their home on Wells Hill Road. Ambassador Baroody is the deputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations.
An unusual feature of the graduation ceremonies of Northwest Connecticut Community College in Winsted on June 5 was the presentation of Associate in Science degrees to both George H. Meach of Canaan and to his son, Christopher A. Meach. The Meaches thus became the first father and son to graduate from the school on the same day.
The Emporium, that redoubtable institution in West Cornwall, has officially changed hands. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gold have sold both the luncheonette and package store near the old covered bridge to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sheets, formerly of New London.
25 years ago — June 1996
FALLS VILLAGE — For the third time in little over a year, the $845,000 school renovation plan was defeated Friday, this time by a decisive 83 votes out of 493 cast. Final figures including absentee ballots was 288 against the initiative, 205 for it.
The Salisbury Swim Team will have new docks this season thanks to the efforts of many in the community who raised more than $8,000 for the project and received the help of untold numbers of volunteers. The new docks will serve the entire community throughout summer vacations and will be of help with the various swimming programs, both instructional and competitive.
These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible. Go to www.scovillelibrary.org to find more archives of The Lakeville Journal and other area newspapers.