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Turning Back the Pages - August 16, 2018

100 years ago — August 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Finnegan and Mrs. Asa Edelman motored to Norfolk Sunday where they secured 50 quarts of berries.

LAKEVILLE — Claude Shaw has accepted a good position as traveling salesman for the Kibbe Brothers of Springfield and expects to move his family to that city in the near future.

Thomas Martin is spending his annual vacation at Cape Cod. Thomas usually lands a shark or two when he goes to Cape Cod, but this year he will “keep an eye peeled” for a submarine.

50 years ago — August 1968

Just who has bought the New Haven line right-of-way is still a question. The only definite information at this time is who has NOT bought it. The Town of Salisbury’s check for $45,000 for roughly eight miles of track has been returned. North Canaan’s check for $2,679 for 5,214 running feet (or approximately one mile) has also come back. Four groups of on-the-line property owners covering the entire line in Lakeville and Salisbury pooled forces and sent a check for approximately $55,000. This check has not been returned but no one in the group has been officially notified of the success or failure of the bid.

The marriage of Carol Lynn Kempf, formerly of Lime Rock, to James Patrick McGuire, took place on Saturday, Aug. 3, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bruce TenBroeck has returned to his home in West Cornwall after being a patient at Sharon Hospital where he was taken Aug. 5 following an auto-deer accident on Route 7 near the residence of Michael Cavanaugh.

FALLS VILLAGE — Town Clerk Mrs. Ada Moore has recorded a new deed to Howard and Laurene O’Dell of Sharon for property consisting of land and dwelling on Route 7, from Harold and Edith O’Hara of Falls Village.

25 years ago — August 1993

John Temple Swing, formerly of Salisbury, has been appointed president and chief executive of the Foreign Policy Association in New York City. He comes to his new job after many years with the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the son of the late news commentator, Raymond Gram Swing, and of Betty Gram, a well-known suffragist.

These items originally appeared in The Lakeville Journal.