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90 Years Ago – 1932

One mile of the new power cable being laid to Gravelly Pond station has been laid and covered in and about a mile and a half remains to be laid.

The “Pep” supper of last week proved quite a financial success as well as socially as the Youth Aid Committee announce that the net proceeds amounted to $96.53 which amount has been turned over to the Story High School Athletic Association.

90 Years Ago – 1932

The Manchester Electric company have commenced work digging the trench through the pipeline road to Gravelly Pond for laying the new equipment at the station.  Between 30 and 40 of the town’s unemployed are being employed.

90 Years Ago – 1932

The beam trawler “Dorchester” loaded with fish, stranded on Singing Beach Friday morning during a heavy fog.  Word was sent to the Coast Guard Station at Dolivers Neck for aid and the 75-foot patrol boat 154 was sent to her aid and succeeded in pulling her off into deep water and she was able to proceed undamaged.

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90 Years Ago – 1932

Parents who contemplate sending their children to school in September for the first time, are reminded of the statute law governing vaccination.  No pupil will be admitted who cannot present a card or certificate from a physician that he or she has been successfully vaccinated, or giving good and sufficient cause why not.

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90 Years Ago – 1932

Axel Magnuson, Jr., New York violinist, who is at present summering with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Magnuson of Lincoln Street, gave a recital of music for the violin in the Town Hall last Wednesday evening under the auspices of the Friendship Circle of the Baptist Church.

90 Years Ago – 1932

Warm water during the past week has been welcomed by the Red Cross swimming and life-saving classes at Singing Beach. Unfortunately, however, unbidden guests-red jelly fish- have been a source of discomfort to some unlucky members who have been stung.

Bruce La Saine, who was custodian of the Burrage private car, is now in the lobster and boat renting business.  He has purchased a Dodge beach wagon for delivery purposes.

90 Years Ago – 1932

The Manchester branch of the American National Red Cross opened its fifth season of swimming and life-saving classes at Singing Beach, Tuesday, July 5.  A brisk off-shore breeze for the past week has kept the water consistently cold, its lowest point being 42 degrees.  Tuesday’s attendance totaled 57, a remarkably good beginning for the season.

90 Years Ago – 1932

The Western Union telegraph office which has remained closed since last fall, reopened for the season on Monday with the genial veteran operator William O’Brien in charge who has been kept busy through the week welcoming his old friends and incidentally attending to the telegrams that are beginning to trickle in.

90 Years Ago - 1932

No person or firm or corporation shall maintain a piggery in the Town without first applying for permission and receiving the unanimous consent in writing of the Board of Selectman.  Such permit if granted shall be subject to rules and regulations of the Board of Health.

 90 Years Ago – 1932

Rarely has the Manchester stage seen so fine a performance as that put on last Friday evening in Town Hall by the pupils of the G.A. Priest school in their presentation of the operetta “The Blue Belt,” a rustic tale of fairy life in Norway, before an audience that filled every seat.

90 Years Ago – 1932

With this number the Cricket enters upon its 45th volume.  Forty-four years is a long time to stick at one task, but the years have flown swiftly and the task for the most part has been a pleasant one.

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90 Years Ago – 1932

By a 13 – 3 victory over Story High, last Saturday, Rockport climbed to undisputed possession of the lead of the Second Division of the Northeastern Massachusetts Conference baseball league.  The leaders have won four straight.

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90 Years Ago – 1932

This morning another grocery store throws open its doors to the public and invites the patronage of the people.  It is to be known as the Manchester Cash Grocery and is opening at 10 Brook Street, being the store originally opened by Ernest Valentine as a meat and provision market.  The proprietor is Peter G. Kassanos a brother of Nicholas G. Kassanos, who recently retired from the management of Olympia Lunch.

90 Years Ago – 1932

A large number were present Saturday evening at Horticultural Hall for the Annual reunion of the Arbella Club an unusually interesting program being provided, the club being fortunate in securing Mrs. Marie Peary Stafford, daughter of the late Admiral Peary and familiarly called “Snow Baby” as the speaker of the evening, who took her audience on a trip within the artic circle revealing to them some of the wonders of the frozen North.

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90 Years Ago – 1932

Visitors at the Boy Scout headquarters on School Street this week will be surprised and delighted at the fine exhibition that is being shown there of poster work, bird houses and shelters that has been executed entirely by the pupils of the public schools in Grades 3 to 8 inclusive in which some original ideas have been very cleverly worked out.