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100 years ago — June 1921

SALISBURY — Lightning struck the telephone in the home of Miss Grace Sherwood on Wednesday evening, knocking the table over that it was on, tearing the bells off the wall and doing quite a little damage. William Lamson’s house was struck, knocking off some plaster and slightly shocking members of the family.

— Much complaint is heard of the nuisance and disturbance caused by the gang which breaks into the Clubhouse nights and keeps the neighborhood from enjoying a night’s rest.

SHARON —Percy Wiley has arrived home, having completed a three year enlistment in the navy.

LAKEVILLE — At the Boat House, D.L. Timmins has bought a Navy life raft and he has anchored it for the children to use while bathing. He has also painted and electric lighted his sign.

— Gasoline is now selling at 28 cents in this section with prospects of a still further drop.

50 years ago — June 1971

Northeast Utilities has asked permission for the Federal Power Commission to drop its investigation of the Schenob Brook Pumped Storage Project, company vice president Charles Bragg announced on Monday. The legal petition to withdraw the application for a permit to look into the Massachusetts project follows Northeast’s announcement in April that it now favors the Canaan Mountain site near Falls Village for a pumped storage complex.

KENT — Hazel K. Newton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Newton, spent last week in Washington D.C. as a participant in the Congressional Summer Intern Program sponsored by Senator Lowell Weicker and Congressmen Stewart McKinney and Robert Steele.

— Lakeville firemen reversed their usual role Sunday morning when they gathered in Ore Hill to burn down a building with assistance from the Millerton department. The men worked with record speed and efficiency, according to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arnoff who owned the building and had requested its demolition. The building in question was a former boys’ club which stood close to Mr. Arnoff’s storage warehouse. It had been empty for several years.

— Cornwall has a mother and daughter who both received advanced degrees this past week. Mrs. Michael J. Furlonger, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John B. Currie, received the degree of master of arts in literature from Sarah Lawrence College on June 4. At commencement exercises June 8 at the New School for Social Research in New York City, Mrs. Furlonger’s mother, Mrs. Currie, received the degrees of master of arts and doctor of philosophy. 

25 years ago — June 1996

LAKEVILLE — Jana Caroline Roe has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the 1996 spring semester. Students receiving dean’s list recognition must earn a minimum 3.45 grade point average for the semester, based on a four-point grade system.

— Ever wish you could own a business in Canaan? Maybe a bank or a grocery, or even a railroad? Now is your chance. All you have to do is play “The Game of Canaan” and you have your choice of 30 businesses. All are Chamber of Commerce members taking part in a fund-raiser that is definitely different. The game is similar to Monopoly, with 30 local businesses occupying property spaces around the board.

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