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Kent April 15, 2021

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1921

SALISBURY — Mrs. Frank Wright has sold her residence to H. Roscoe Brinton. Mrs. Wright will occupy rooms over the Garage, and Mr. Brinton will move his family into his new home about the middle of April.

ORE HILL — Mrs. John O’Holloran has had a telephone installed in her house.

We could learn from Scandinavia

Many years ago I spent a summer working in Copenhagen. Something I noticed right away told me I was not in the United States: when Danes walking down the sidewalk come to a traffic light that is red, they stop and wait until it changes to green — even if there are no cars in sight. Such an orderly, law - abiding people, I thought. 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — March 1921

At the present time while the frost is coming out of the ground the roads are in an unspeakable condition. Smith Hill is reported as especially bad.


ORE HILL — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dean have moved to Sharon where he has employment.


A syndrome: Use my guy . . . please!

There’s nothing unusual about asking for a recommendation when contemplating a home project or something needs servicing. What I find interesting is that the response is often couched in language strongly implying that they have the absolute best plumber, electrician, contractor … whatever, and you would be crazy to consider using anyone else.


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