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100 years ago — June 1920

SALISBURY — Miss Butler and her pupils enjoyed a picnic at Twin Lakes Tuesday afternoon.

 

Miss Lois Church Scoville, daughter of Mrs. Nathaniel Church Scoville of New York City, and Donald Judson Warner of Salisbury were married Wednesday in St. Thomas Church.

 

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Richardson is having her house painted.

 

The highway between Lakeville and Millerton is in a deplorable condition and badly in need of attention, outside of the section under construction.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks of moving picture fame, who have been motoring through the Berkshires, are spending a few days at the club house on Mt. Washington.

 

John Finkle has taken a position as chauffeur for J.C. Roraback in Canaan.

 

50 years ago — June 1970

The Northwestern Connecticut Girl Scout Council held the dedication of a conservation area of 25 acres on Page Road in Falls Village on Monday. 

 

Two 12-year-old East Canaan boys were seriously burned Tuesday while playing in an unused portion of the M.F. Melville and Sons gravel pit on Allyndale Road in East Canaan. 

 

The rattlesnakes are coming down from the hills, according to Herbert Bergdahl of Lime Rock, who killed two of them on Tuesday of this week, one on his lawn and one on the lawn of his father, across Route 112. Both were sizable, one measuring 43 inches, the other 51.

 

25 years ago — June 1995

Region 1 school officials announced Wednesday a New Milford educator’s selection as Housatonic Valley Regional High School principal to succeed John Mahoney. Kathleen Burkhart will become the first woman principal in the high school’s 56-year history.

 

The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News were purchased Wednesday afternoon by The Lakeville Journal Company LLC which is assuming ownership of the newspaper publishing firm from Hatch Newspapers Inc.

 

KENT — Michael and Patty Tagani recently purchased Filippo’s Restaurant on Kent Green. The name has now been officially changed to Michael’s Restaurant and Pub.

 

These items were gathered from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact.

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