Thirty years ago — 1987

Julie Szumigala was elected Sheridan town clerk by only one vote – a decision which took five months to achieve. The disputed ballot was finally opened and counted by the two election commissioners which settled the matter. The Nov. 4, 1986 election for town clerk ended with Mrs. Szumigala, the Democratic candidate, and Nancy Bartlett, the Republican, getting 547 votes, apiece with one ballot uncounted. A dispute followed over the unopened ballot which went all the way to the state Appellate Division.

Forty years ago — 1977

Twelve-year veteran of the Pomfret Town Clerk’s office Evelyn Lindsay has retired. A well-known face around the town building on Day Street, Mrs. Lindsay has served as tax collector, registrar of vital statistics, and issuer of dog, hunting, fishing and marriage licenses. Expected to fill the unexpired term of the clerk is Marie Borzilleri, who has worked in the clerk’s office since December 1973.

Fifty years ago — 1967

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dunkirk held its 80th anniversary pageant recently with the following among the participants: Mrs. Martha Haas, Otto Stahley, Clara Goldberg, Ethel Bentley, Earl Haas, Mrs. June Stahley and Mrs. Thelma Barnes.