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March 3, 2014

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• Hotel Champlain, the historic summer resort, promises to regain some of its lost prestige as an attraction for visitors from Canadian cities as well as metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to plans from a Montreal syndicate that recently purchased the hotel property from the Delaware and Hudson Company. The plans indicated that the hotel would be kept open all year, and winter sports would be made available.

100 YEARS — 1914

• A hearing will be held in Washington before the Senate on the bill to appropriate $250,000 towards a memorial for Commodore Macdonough and General Macomb. The memorial will be erected in light of the centennial celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh. The celebration is expected to emphasize the necessity for retaining and enlarging the Army Post in Plattsburgh.

• Proposed amendments to the City Charter are to be investigated and a delay in the passage of the bill was requested. The present city charter provides that city bonds should be advertised for sale to the public, while the amendment provides that they may be sold at private sale. Some worry this provision may benefit individuals who are favored by the administration.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Amy Heggen

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