Once Upon A Time: April 25, 2014

75 Years Ago

April 28, 1939

Steam-driven trains return to Falmouth Sunday when the new daylight saving time schedule becomes effective. Daylight savings marks the end of the gas buggy for the summer season at least and a few minor changes in the Woods Hole to Boston run.

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More than 200 fans packed Community Center's gymnasium Saturday night to see Falmouth youngsters compete in boxing bouts against Hyannis and Provincetown Community center teams. The charges of Director John R. Tulis won the tournament by 12 points. They punched their youthful opponents sufficiently and cleverly to chalk up 45 and a half points.

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More than 100 children of preschool age have already been registered for the annual summer roundup clinic of the Falmouth Nursing Association to be held on Saturday, May 5. Miss M. G. Ross and Miss Edith A. Meader, visiting nurses, will call next week on parents of all these children and make appointments for their examination.

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40 Years Ago

April 26, 1974

Richard L. Corey, president of the Falmouth Little League, returned from a district league meeting in Plymouth Wednesday with bad news for girls who want to play baseball.

They can't, at least right now, at least in the Falmouth Little League.

Or, for that matter, according to Mr. Corey, in any Little League chartered by the national organization based in Williamsport, N.Y.

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Twenty-five seven and eight-year-olds at Teaticket school are in business for themselves as bakers and turning a dandy profit. Their banker is impressed.

The 25 are Mrs. June Cole's second grade class. Thomas A. Colella, branch manager for Security Federal Savings and Loan Association of Brockton at Falmouth Mall, is the banker. He loaned $15 to be repaid weekly at $3.06 for five weeks.

The goal is to finance a day, overnight and the following day at camp Lyndon in Sandwich, a YMCA camp used by several Falmouth classes for varied learning and fun.

20 Years Ago

April 26, 1994

Tours of Falmouth’s new water chlorination plant, its wastewater treatment plant and a contaminated plume cleanup site at Massachusetts Military Reservation will be given during National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7.

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Falmouth selectmen will consider next week requesting a $3,100 emergency transfer from the finance committee for a goal setting and conflict resolution workshop for town department heads.

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The building trade in Falmouth got off to a slow start in first quarter of the year, according to a report from Building Commissioner Eladio R. Gore.

Mr. Gore said the building department issued a total 270 construction permits during the period from January through March compared to 321 permits issued the first quarter of last year.

The total dollar value of all construction for the first three months of this year was $9,900,809 compared to $12,352,264 for the first quarter of 1993.

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