November 1 – Middletown 366


Quarrymen Strike

Middletown, Conn., Nov. 1.–Two hundred employees at the Brainerd quarry at Portland struck, this morning, against a reduction of wages from 22 1/2 cents per hour to 14 cents, and also a reduction of the number of hours of work from 10 to 9.

From the Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), Tuesday, November 1, 1892.


Deer Causes Damage in Hardware Store

Middletown, Conn.–(AP)–A hardware store owner says the deer that crashed through his front window and caused an estimated $1,000 worth of damage “wasn’t very neat.” Richard Smollen, owner of the Dreher-Smith Co., arrived at his store Saturday morning and found two 9-by-3-foot windows broken. Inside, bags of fertilizer were trampled and wall displays were broken, he said.

Although no one reported seeing the deer, Smollen said he “saw a piece of the deer’s horn and fur inside and outside the store.” Police also found blood and speculated that the animal was injured.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Monday, November 3, 1986.

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