50 years ago The announcement was made by Mayor Joseph L. Mathias that the municipal decorations for the coming Christmas season will be limited to the decorating of the tree at "the Forks." Due to the lack of manpower and the scarcity of required materials, the mayor said the extensive decorating plan, which prevailed prior to the war, would not be resumed this year. Mayor Mathias also announced that the city could not offer the Christmas treat to the children of the community this year because of the limitations to the supply of candies and fruit.
-- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 30, 1945.
75 years ago A pair of trousers was stolen early in the evening from the wash line of Mrs. John Pittinger of Union Bridge about a week ago. We were under the impression that thievery was entirely confined to booze the past year or two. Also, it is rumored that robbers have entered or attempted to enter several houses in New Windsor in the recent past and that they visited the home of Erscie Benedict last Saturday night during the absence of the family, getting away with a supply of their butchering stuff, consisting of sausage, pudding, etc. Should they continue on their rounds, it is hoped that may get all that is due them.