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100 years ago — June 1920

SALISBURY — W.W. Hortie of Winsted spent Sunday at his home here.


SALISBURY — Mrs. M.H. Roach and Mrs. Louise Rogers of New York have opened Bob White Inn on the Undermountain road for the season. The Inn will be used as a boarding place for children from different cities.


The inspectors of the motor vehicle department are paying attention to violators of the new auto headlight law, and more than a score of drivers have already been arrested and fined. 


Max Katz the shoemaker comes from Hartford every Monday. Shoes may be left at Tompkin’s blacksmith shop and will be returned in less than three days. Prices reasonable.


50 years ago — June 1970

SHARON — A “last call” for auto wrecks was issued by First Selectman Richard Carley shortly before press time. The Sharon Woman’s Club project to remove old autos from the local scene has exceeded its quota of 100 cars and the Wallingford Auto Wrecking Co. may remove the cars this coming week. Mr. Carley said news of vandalism at the local storage site has reached the wrecking company. 


CANAAN — Sgt. and Mrs. Ernest Smith and children of Bowie, Md., are visiting Mrs. Smith’s mother, Mrs. Leon Cheesebro of Church Street. Mrs. Smith and children will spend the coming year here while Sgt. Smith serves a tour of duty in Vietnam.


25 years ago — June 1995

FALLS VILLAGE — Craig Toensing, new chairman of the state Board of Education, had a taste of the rigors of his new job Friday when his first meeting at the helm had an agenda of 30 items — and lasted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gov. John Rowland had appointed Mr. Toensing, who heads the trust department at Salisbury Bank & Trust Company in Lakeville, chairman just the day before.


SALISBURY — The Scoville Memorial Library is planning a garden party Saturday July 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the library lawn to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building dedication July 11, 1895. Everyone — young, old, and in-between — is invited to come.


CORNWALL — The Cornwall Child Center will sport a great new Discovery slide by summer’s end. The equipment, which requires a circle 30 feet across, was donated to the center by actor Whoopi Goldberg.

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