25 YEARS — 1989
• The Adirondack Council has retained a law firm to fight proposed low-level military flights over the environmentally sensitive Adirondack Park. The current controversy is over plans by the U.S. Air Force to hold training flights over the park, some as low as 500 feet above the ground. The proposed flights by B-52 and FB-111 bombers have raised the ire of environmentalists who say the noise will harm wildlife and of residents, who say the noise will harm them, drop property values and pose a danger to farm animals.
• Local children will soon be able to play at a new and improved William Morris Park thanks to the work of a dedicated group of adults. Gone is the park’s shoddy old play equipment. It its place has been erected a complex of interconnecting redwood logs that will provide house of sliding, climbing and playing fun for area youngsters. The new equipment features a tunnel crawl, climber, spiral slide, tunnel slide, chain net, parallel bars, fireman’s slide pole and swings.
• According to State Police in Plattsburgh, UPS mistakenly delivered a package to a wrong address in Keeseville . When the box was opened, two glass jars containing 8 1/2 ounces of marijuana were allegedly found. State police in Plattsburgh were notified of the find and the next day UPS received an inquiry about the missing package. Troopers said the woman was told to go to the UPS terminal in Plattsburgh to pick up the package. When she did, she was arrested for third-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
50 YEARS — 1964
• Forty years of separation ended when Ferdinand Stangoni of Plattsburgh embraced his twin sister, Govanna Nardillo, of Rome, Italy. A Montreal airport set the reunion scene as the couple met for the first time since 1924. Mrs. Nardillo, who has never been to America nor travelled out of Italy before, termed the occasion “a miracle.” Plattsburgh has also made its impression on Mrs. Nardillo as she said “It is so beautiful here and the people are so friendly.”