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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — Fred Seeley has resigned his position  at Dickinson’s Drug Store.

 

LAKEVILLE — H.L. Barnett attended the Sunday School convention in Winsted on Tuesday.

 

Fire at the Ore Hill school house last Thursday evening at about 6:30 did some slight damage to the wing of the building. The Lakeville Fire Co. were called out and the prompt use of extinguishers put out the blaze before it had gained much headway.

 

50 years ago — November 1968

This year at Hotchkiss School the Advanced Biology class is carrying on an in-depth study of Lake Wononscopomuc’s limnological and environmental conditions, which are relatively unexplored and undocumented at this time.

 

Jonathan A. Scoville, young Cornwall artist, is having his third one-man show at the Bartholet Gallery at 55 East 76th St. in New York City. The exhibition, which opened Tuesday, will remain on view until Dec. 3. Born in New York in 1937, he is the son of Samuel A. Scoville, architect and watercolorist, and Laura Richardson Scoville, pianist and teacher of music.

 

The Salisbury Board of Selectmen announced this week the appointment of Dr. Peter H. Gott of Lakeville as acting director of health to replace Dr. Alfred E. Brewer of Lakeville who resigned recently after serving in this post for 16 years.

 

Marc Simont, well-known artist of West Cornwall, has received word of the death of his father, Jose Simont, in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Simont Sr. had made many extended visits to West Cornwall and had many friends in the area.

 

25 years ago — November 1993

CANAAN — Of the more than 40 people attending last Thursday’s annual town meeting in the North Canaan Elementary School cafeteria, only three voted against the town hall expansion project.

 

News items were extracted from past Lakeville Journals.