Thirty years ago this month residents took part in traditional summer activities such as summer camps, getting kids ready for school finishing sports summer leagues.
A group of children on Audette Drive in Meriden wrote a poem to the Record-Journal expressing their frustration over not being able to ride their bikes or skateboards due to road construction on their street.
A vote to create a historic district in Wallingford failed by 19 votes.
Meriden teacher Steve Best traveled through 20 states along with his dog, Sensei, in his motorcycle’s sidecar.
A resident undertook a campaign to get smoking banned at the Meriden Off Track Betting facility on North Broad Street.
Top music hits of August 1989
“Right Here Waiting” – Richard Marx
“On Our Own” – Bobby Brown, from Ghostbusters II
“Batdance” – Prince, from the movie Batman
“Once Bitten Twice Shy” – Great White
“So Alive” – Love and Rockets
Movies released in August 1989
Sex, Lies and Videotape