Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1920

SALISBURY — A light was seen in the unoccupied residence of Mr. R.C. Rose, which excited the suspicion of the neighbors, some of whom made an investigation without result. As the constable had gone to bed, entrance was put off until the next morning, when it was found that a night lamp had been left turned on, and was the innocent cause of all the excitement.


SALISBURY — Little Thelma Hamm is recovering from an attack of diphtheria.


SALISBURY — Mr. Frank Scribner was taken to Pittsfield for treatment of the stomach, an obscure trouble from which he has suffered much, particularly of late. It is hoped he will be much relieved.


50 years ago — May 1970

In addition to tin-can tossers, peace tree destroyers, sidewalk litterers, we now have a new breed of environment polluters in Lakeville. Last Saturday evening one or more of this breed went to the considerable trouble of dumping all the refuse and garbage cans at the Town Grove into the water off the beach. The next morning Frank Markey, assisted by fisherman (who usually are the ones accused of polluting), worked together to clean up the mess.


Shagroy Farm Market items on sale this week include Beech-Nut baby food, 4 1/2 oz. jars, 8 for 89 cents; Gold Medal 5 lb. bag flour, 49 cents; 9-Lives new Super-Supper, 6 1/2 oz. tins, 4 for 59 cents; and Minute Maid orange juice, 12 oz. cans, 2 for 89 cents.


CANAAN — Harry E. Lawson of West Main Street spent the weekend in San Antonio, Texas, at a reunion of World War I overseas fighter pilots. He flew by jet from Boston as the guest of the U.S. Air Force. He met Col. Nelson Cliff of California in San Antonio. They are the only surviving veterans of their squadron that served in France.


25 years ago — May 1995

SALISBURY — A poorly maintained town park property on Long Pond in Lakeville could be revived as a supervised recreational area under a proposed lease agreement with Camp Sloane YMCA. Town officials and representatives from the non-profit camp organization agreed Tuesday that the 27-acre Mary Peters Memorial Park has “terrific potential” as a recreational area for both town residents and camp youths once the trash-ridden property is cleaned up and reclaimed.

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

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