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May 13, 2013

Lookback: April 29 to May 5


▶ The Crete Memorial Study Commission added a swimming pool to the plans for the city civic center. The group wants architect Robert Malone to come along as rapidly as possible with preliminary planning for the new design.

▶ Two Keeseville organizations have revised the dormant issue of a youth curfew in the village. Keeseville officials have appointed a committee to prepare a questionnaire and survey other villages on their experience with curfew laws.

75 YEARS — 1938

▶ The West Chazy plant of the Dairyman’s League Cooperation Association was considerably damaged and three men narrowly escaped death or serious injuries when an explosion in one of the plants two shell coolers blew up the cooling system and wrecked the south and east walls of the building.

▶ Tolls on the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway will remain at $1 per person this year. The million dollar highway, considered one of the most beautiful mountain roads in the country, will remain a toll highway until the road is paid for, according to officials.

▶ A large real estate deal on Margaret Street, which has been pending for several weeks, was completed when Montgomery Ward and Company of Chicago, Il. purchased property at 6 Margaret St., 8 Margaret St. and 10 Margaret St. The owners of the property have from 30 to 60 days to vacate, it is understood.

100 YEARS — 1913

▶ Misplaced confidence has resulted in the loss to one of the officials of the D&H Railroad of several hundred dollars, with which an ex-convict to whom it was entrusted has decamped, and all efforts to capture him have up to the present time proven fruitless. The parolee, Vincent J. Verrill, has served three terms for forgery in the past.

▶ James Overton, 24, at a late hour last night reported to be in a dying condition at his home in Rouses Point from the effects of a knife wound inflicted by a man by the name of Richardson during a drunken row at the Commercial House, in that village. It appears the men were in the bar of the hotel drinking and became engaged in a dispute which led to hard words, and finally to the stabbing.

▶ The little village of Harkness met with the serious loss when the creamery belonging to E. S. Arnold and the dwelling and barns of Edward White on the opposite side of street were totally destroyed by fire.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Shawn Ryan

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