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March 22, 1932 – School Building Being Torn Down

Second Street Building, Opened About 1847, and Abandoned Years Ago, Being Razed SEYMOUR – One of the town’s old landmarks, the Second Street School, located on the upper section of¬†Second…

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February 26, 1932 – J. F. O’Sullivan Had Active Life

The death of John F. O’Sullivan, former representative from Derby to the General Assembly and owner of Island Park, notice of which was carried in these columns last night, came…

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June 15, 1931 – Sudden Demise of Officer William H. Stier a Shock

William H. Stier, one of Derby’s oldest and best known policemen, died suddenly Sunday evening at his home at 125 Park Avenue. Officer Stier died while on duty having been…

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April 7, 1927 – Derby’s Shipping History is now Closed as R.R. Co. Buys Dock

The Hallock and Bristol docks1, the last and largest of a long line of docks which extended along what was known as Derby Landing from below the Bradley property2 as far…

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March 7, 1917 – Old Wallace Stack is Being Torn Down

Old Landmark, 204 feet High, Has Been Standing Since Year 1875 Work of demolishing the old Wallace stack, 204 feet high and over forty years old, was begun yesterday. The…

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December 23, 1907 – Annual Letter comes from Santa Claus

St. James Sewing School had its Christmas entertainment in the Sunday school room, on Saturday afternoon. There were present one hundred and forty children, all scholars in the school and…

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March 30, 1907 – Maj. W. F. Osborne Died Suddenly To-Day

Maj. Wilbur F. Osborne died at his home on Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, this morning very suddenly. Mr. Osborne was taken ill with stomach trouble on Monday and was compelled to…

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March 15, 1907 – Many Improvements at Bassett House

The fact that the Bassett House1 is to be reopened for business on Tuesday evening next when a reception is to be given so that the people of the city may…

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September 21, 1906 – Roller Skating Craze Again Seizes Ansonia

The opening of the Ansonia Opera House as a skating rink under the management of Walter V. Fitzsimmons and Frank McNamara, last night, was a far greater success than had been imagined,…

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July 16, 1906 – Growing Fond of Lake Housatonic

Lake Housatonic is getting more popular every year and one sign of the appreciation with which it is regarded is shown by the great number of people who are camping…

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May 1, 1888 – The First Electric Trolley in New England

On April 30, at 11 o’clock, until one o’clock in the morning of May 1, 1888, the inhabitants of Birmingham and Ansonia were in high feather in consequence of the completion of…

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