Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

No anthracite coal No. 1 Buckwheat or larger can be delivered to any factory, office, building, hotel, warehouse and business block without an exemption from Washington. Persons coming under the above classifications must apply for and get exemption within two weeks otherwise they may find their supply cut off.


SALISBURY — Miss Gladys Stone has gone to Irving, N.Y., to spend the summer as a member of a woman’s farm work organization.


LIME ROCK — Mrs. Goux is very sick.


News has been received at Norfolk of the death of Corporal Jeremiah Leahy of wounds in France on June 20th. This is the fourth Norfolk boy to meet death in the great struggle.


LAKEVILLE — Claude Shaw is suffering from a strained right wrist received while cranking his car.


Our streets already need another coating of oil as the dust is again becoming a nuisance.


50 years ago — July 1968

The Sharon Water Company is being rehabilitated under the management of Alvin Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg, of Miami, Fla., is the new president of the company. He has been in Sharon for the past 2 1/2 weeks and will be here for another like period supervising the installation of new equipment. The company has under order, from the D&S Pump Co. of Brewster, N.Y., two hypochlorinators which will be installed and put into use so that raw water running through the new metered system will be properly chlorinated.


LAKEVILLE — Randall F. Cannon of Town Hill Road received an AM degree in zoology from Indiana University at commencement exercises June 10.


An article featuring Mayor Everett H. Kandarian of the Governor’s Horse Guard and his famous mount, “Tas-Tee Graham,” appeared locally recently. Interesting additional information is that, although the horse was sold to the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association by Stillwater Farm of Salisbury, he was raised and trained by Mrs. Mary Hall, Norfolk’s Town Clerk.


Dr. Donald Martin will open his new dental office in the Phair Building in Canaan on Monday, July 8.


25 years ago — 1993

CORNWALL — Monday night the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to grant Rick Stone of Cornwall Crystal Springs Bottling Company an 18 month variance, allowing him to double truck traffic to increase withdrawal to 10,000 gallons of water a day from his Cornwall Bridge spring on Old Brook Road.


FALLS VILLAGE — As summer recreational boating season approaches high tide, Housatonic River levels are abnormally low for this time of year. Robert Gates, superintendent of Connecticut Light and Power’s Housatonic hydro plant, said Wednesday that river levels are abnormally low because of inadequate rainfall. He said the low water levels are affecting the plant’s power production.


CANAAN — Sixty years ago, 29 students graduated from Canaan High School. It was June, 1933, and there was a depression. They couldn’t afford to have a yearbook printed so they each contributed a poem or short essay and a photograph and made their own. Just last month, nine of these students gathered to share a meal and memories that have endured over the course of six decades.


News items have been extracted from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.