Just what was the ‘old resuscitator’?
116 years ago, 1899
The Stone Cutters Union held a social gathering in Milford’s Grand Army and Mechanics Hall.
Forty men from Milford took the train to Brookline to earn money cutting ice, joining more than 150 others in the endeavor.
Amherst had a new harness maker, one Mr. Jenkins.
Christian Endeavor Day was to be observed, with appropriate exercises, by the St. Paul Society of the Wilton Congregational Chapel.
The Boston Store in Milford, directly opposite the public library, was advertising “honest goods, honestly described at fearless prices. Inferior Quality is unknown to us, but we are on intimate terms with Low Prices.”
66 years ago, 1949
The members of the Milford Business Association decided to recommend that time limits for parking around Union Square be established and that the town maintain an alternative parking area for people who wanted to leave their cars in town all day.
The Milford selectmen adopted parking regulations aimed at reducing the hazards of driving on the approaches to town. They included restrictions on parking on both sides of the street on sections of Amherst, Mont Vernon, South, Union, and Elm streets and 15-minute parking on Mont Vernon Street between the Stone Bridge and Myrtle Street.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Walk a Crooked Mile” with Dennis O’Keefe.
The Colonial in Nashua was preparing to present Jean Grimaldi’s All-French Stage Show.
The Wilton police chief reported that parking violations and auto accidents had decreased during the year, but juvenile investigations jumped from none in 1947 to 15 in 1948.
50 years ago, 1965
The Milford Rotary Club arranged to have 16 television sets brought in to Milford and Amherst schools so that students could see the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson.
Carol Cheever, of Amherst, a junior at Lake Erie College, left on the S.S. Queen Elizabeth for France where she would participate in the college’s winter term abroad. She was to study at the University of Caen and would live with a local family.
The Amherst Fire Department responded to 82 calls in 1964, one less than in 1963.
Creeley S. Buchanan, newly elected state senator from Amherst, was named chairman of the Banks and Insurance and Claims Committee.
Linda Somero, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Somero, of New Ipswich, and a senior at Appleton Academy, was selected queen of the Wilton High Sno-Ball.
25 years ago, 1990
Milford town employees, excluding unionized police officers, were to receive 5 percent pay hikes. Town Administrator Lee Mayhew said the cost of the raises would total $74,000.
L’Tanya Pierce was named student of the month at Milford Area Senior High, where she was a senior.
May Balsama, of Amherst, was elected chairman of the Souhegan Cooperative School Bard at the board’s first official meeting.
Amherst Selectman Richard Verrochi announced that he would run for a second term.
Jamie Crooker drove the lane and hit what appeared to be the winning basket with one second left, but he was called for charging, the basket was waved off, and the Wilton-
Lyndeborough Warriors lost to Alton, 52-51.
The Milford Post Office was preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary.