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1842:

We understand that a Mr. French, (a Millerite,) will commence giving a course of Lectures on the Second coming of Christ, at the Methodist Chapel in this village, on Saturday evening next. The First lecture will be “On the Nature, Manner, and Object of Christ’s Second Appearing.”

1864:

The lecture of Mr. Abbott at the town hall in this village on Wednesday evening last, was well attended, and highly satisfactory to the audience. It was devoted principally to the part which Gen. Grant has had in fighting the battles, and commanding our forces in this gigantic war. The applause of the audience whenever Gen. Grant’s name or that of Lincoln was mentioned, show how strong are the sympathies of the people in this vicinity with those men, and how firm their confidence in their ability to do effectually their whole duty in putting down this rebellion, and through hard and earnest fighting to restore peace to our afflicted country.

1870:

Ground has been broken for the new engine house on Elliot street.

1870:

The furniture of the Wesselhoeft House will be sold at private sale, commencing on the 24th.

1870:

Estey & Co. are this week engaged in completing the work of removal to their new and commodious quarters on Birge street.

1881:

All of the church organs in town are being put in tune by Mr. Joseph Chase, the well-known tuner of Boston.

1881:

Miss M. J. Salter, the blind girl who has been canvassing the town for the sale of her book entitled “The Lost Receipt,” desires to express her appreciation of the kindness with which she has been received by our citizens

1887:

The Canal and Washington street sewer, now completed, is found to have cost $4350, and the assessments of the 80-odd abutters range from $25 to $175, though only two are assessed over $100. It is expected that the Birge and Organ street sewer will be completed next week.

1892:

The exterior of the town hall is to be handsomely decorated for Columbus day. The national and Spanish colors will be used mainly.

1892:

The Selectmen have done something which will be universally approved in deciding to make a hitching park on the lot on Frost meadow which is under lease to the town for the stone-crusher plant. There is ample room there to provide for the accommodation of 50 teams. A watering trough is to be put in which will supply water the year round, and a railing erected for hitching purposes. The need of such a public hitching place has long been felt.

1898:

Practically no work has been done this week on the Main street bridge owing to the failure of the bridge company to keep their men supplied with the necessary iron. The company will be held to the original contract which calls for a vitrified brick flooring.

1898:

“Uncle Sam’s land; its makers and destiny” will be the subject of a lecture which will be delivered by Rev. A.J. Hough in the Methodist church next Wednesday evening. The lecture will cover the ground of the past and future of America, with special emphasis on the divine guiding through its strange history, and it will be interspersed with original poems on its life and men.

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I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

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The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. This reduction will remain in effect through the Spring of 2016.

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