Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1921

SALISBURY — H.R. Brinton is suffering from a sprained wrist received by falling from a ladder while removing wall paper last Saturday.

— Arthur Coons has sold his motorcycle and is driving a new Chevrolet car.

LIME ROCK — Mr. Comstock, the grocery drummer, was in town Monday.

LAKEVILLE — James Gaghan, aged 43, formerly section foreman here of the C.N.E. road, died at the hospital in Winsted last Friday afternoon following an operation several weeks ago, for an abscess on the lung.

50 years ago — May 1971

A request for a rate increase by the Sharon Water Company was denied last week by the State Public Utilities Commission, on the grounds that the company “has failed to meet its burden of proving that all the elements comprising its costs of service are fair and reasonable.”

TACONIC — After weeks of uncertainty, The U.S. Postal Service has announced that the Taconic Post Office will be officially reopened on June 1. 

Classified Ad: For Sale: 1966 RENAULT R-10, 15,000 miles, one owner. Very good condition. Asking $600. Tel. 672-6569.

— The track and field team of Housatonic Valley Regional High School continued unbeaten last week, winning its fourth consecutive meet by downing a strong Nonnewaug team after a shaky start. The score was 75-52.

25 years ago — May 1996

Sandra Geyselaers and Matthew Schullery are the chosen valedictorian and salutatorian for the June graduation ceremonies for the Class of 1996 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

SALISBURY ­— The Salisbury Pharmacy, a solid cornerstone of community life for the past 70 years, was sold Tuesday. The new owner, Elaine LaRoche of 325 Canaan Road in Salisbury, has been a part-time resident for the past several years and said she hopes to retire here permanently very soon. Lest the prospect of change unnerve longtime residents who have become dependent on the pharmacy, the Whitbeck family — Anna, Nelson (“Bam”) and Audrey — reassures everyone that changes will be hardly noticeable. The Whitbecks will retain the building; they are simply selling the business. 

CANAAN­— A Canaan couple whose golden retrievers tangled with a rabid raccoon April 18 has chosen to quarantine their pets for the next six months rather than have them euthanized. 


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, www.scovillelibrary.org.

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