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January 28, 2013

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Unemployment in the town of Moriah may remain chronic for a while, at least until the state has a more elaborate retraining program than it has now, according to a study by the director of the state Labor Department’s manpower division. The study revealed, among other things, a reluctance on the part of residents to leave the area, chiefly because they can’t find jobs elsewhere

Gov. Rockefeller presented to the Legislature his $2.89 billion budget, which includes a record $39.7 million for the Clinton and Essex counties. The budget launches Plattsburgh State University College and other schools of the SUNY system on the largest building boom in their history.

75 YEARS — 1937

Supreme Court Justice Ellsworth C. Lawrence of Malone ordered a temporary injunction against the City of Plattsburgh, preventing the city from issuing bonds or taking any further steps toward the construction of a municipal power plant until the final determination of an action begun by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation can be ruled upon.

Appraisal of the estate of the late Phelps Smith, son of Paul Smith of Adirondack fame,  showed a gross valuation of $2,291,813, according to records on file in the surrogate’s office. The appraisal of the Smith estate is of more than general interest because of the provisions in Phelps Smith’s will for the establishment of the Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences as a memorial to his father.

Four men were burned, three of them severely, at a fire at the new plant of the Chateaugay Cooperative Marketing Association at Chateaugay. The four were working on alterations to the building, previously the Sprague Garage, when a blast of flame shot out of a furnace pipe and ignited a ceiling.

The winter’s severest cold wave continues unabated throughout the East. Mercury readings in the Plattsburgh area have been below zero for 10 straight days, with no let-up in sight.

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