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April 1, 2013

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How could the town of Beekmantown be insured against tax losses from removing Point Au Roche from the town’s tax rolls in order to make a recreational park out of it? The probable answer: Let the county buy or lease what is now St. Armand’s beach, a part of the proposed county park site, from the town.

75 YEARS — 1938

Moores is to have a new, modern $200,000 central school building, made possible by a grant in the amount of $177,000 from the Federal Public Works Administration. Sealed bids for general construction, heating and ventilation, well-water system, plumbing and electrical work were received by the Board of Education of Central School District No. 1.

K. F. Williams, superintendent of forest fire control of the state Conservation Department, announced the appointment of observers for forest fire duty, and urged the rangers to continue the record set in 1937 when forest fires reached an all-time low in the history of the department. While no date was set for the ascent of the observers to their lonely post, the men were warned to be ready for immediate call.

An inmate at the state hospital in Dannemora was recaptured last night, a few hours after he fled from the hospital grounds. Nicholas Martino, 18, was found walking along the main highway at West Plattsburgh around 9:30 p.m., and was returned to the hospital.

100 YEARS — 1913

Gov. William Sulzer signed a bill allowing the town of Mooers to divide its cemetery, thus providing the Catholic portion of that community with a burial place which will meet the requirements of the church. In 1899 the town of Mooers authorized the purchase of 16 acres in that town for cemetery purposes.

The Board of Public Works met to consider bids for construction of concrete walks in the City of Plattsburgh. The contract was awarded to S. Burdo and Company.

A warrant for Mrs. Anna J. Bannister, proprietor of a millinery store, was issued charging her a violation of the state factory law for working a female for more than nine hours. The violation alleged is of a section of law known as the 54 hour law.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Shawn Ryan

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