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December 31, 2012

Lookback: Dec. 31 to Jan. 6


▶ Clinton County centralized schools may be reorganized into a single supervisory district this year. A further alteration this year may be to reduce the number of centralized districts from 14 to 12.

▶ The city has started paving the way for the proposed downtown phase of urban renewal. Common Council directed Corporation Counsel Allen M. Light to draft legislation which will lead to the creation of an urban renewal agency, which will also require a special act of the state Legislature and the signature of the Governor.

75  YEARS — 1938

▶ The International Joint Commission told the American and Canadian governments today that construction of a Lake Champlain Seaway, connecting Montréal and the Hudson River, was “neither advisable nor economically practicable at the present time.” The commission said that because estimated costs of maintaining the Champlain route were far in excess of estimated transportation savings.

▶ Federal Judge Frederick H. Bryant approved a reorganization plan for the Witherbee-Sherman Corporation and its subsidiary the Port Henry Mining Company. The jurist said that under the confirmed plan the debtor corporations may reorganize so that a lease given to the Republic Steel Company may be superior to the existing mortgages.

▶ Plattsburgh, with the per capita cost of $1.65 for home relief, is listed among Northern New York cities in the low-cost bracket according to a report on cities of the state based on the ratio of cost to population, released by the joint legislative committee on state fiscal policies.

100  YEARS — 1913

▶ Henry Grosse, a private with one of the companies of the Third Infantry, which was garrisoned at Plattsburgh barracks during the past summer, was arrested in Montréal on a warrant for stealing clothing in Plattsburgh and deserting from the Army. While being brought back to the United States, Grosse jumped from a lavatory window on the train, shortly before arriving in West Chazy, and the bird has flown the coop.

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