Stamford rewind Today in Stamford history: April 15
100 years ago
This dog had rabies: Bit owner, his two children, a cow, a pig and a goat
Word has been received from New Haven that the dog, which on Sunday afternoon, ran mad in the neighborhood of Euclid Avenue, biting its owner, two children, a pig, a cow and a goat, positively had rabies. The canine was finally killed, and the head was shipped to New Haven by Dog Warden Foley. The victims are receiving the Pasteur treatment.
50 years ago
Pupils distributing illegal papers to be disciplined
Disciplinary action against public school students found distributing underground newspapers or unauthorized material on school property was promised today by Supt. of Schools Joseph B. Porter.
The public schools of the state operate under compulsory attendance under state law and the Board of Education is charged with the operation of schools within a district, he said.
“Any material to be used or distributed in schools must be approved by the Board of Education through the administration. We cannot and will not allow distribution of unauthorized material in schools,” the superintendent stated.
10 years ago
Lobster catches keep falling
The state’s commercial lobster catch fell to its lowest level in 25 years in 2008, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The continuing decline in the Long Island Sound lobster population is likely to lead to new size restrictions as the state grapples with the lobster die-off that started in the late 1990s, the DEP said.
State lobstermen took in 387,306 pounds of lobster last year, a 31 percent drop from 2007 when fishermen pulled in 568,169 pounds, according to the DEP’s statistics, and barely a tenth of the 3.7 million pounds hauled in when measured catches topped out in 1998, according to the statistics that were collected from licensed shellfishermen throughout the state.