August 6, 2012

Lookback: Aug. 6 to 12


---- — 25 YEARS AGO — 1987

▶ Hundreds of taxpayers filled the Notre Dame Parish Hall in Malone for a school budget meeting, after the previous one voted sports out of the budget. By the end of the meeting it was agreed that $34,000 would be put towards the sports program out of taxes, while $21,000 would be raised privately by organizations such as the Malone Booster Club.

▶ Plattsburgh local Sue Schildge ventured out to find the best restaurants in Vermont, doing nothing but leisurely driving and stopping at every food joint she came across and gathering recipes. Schildge later compiled these recipes and the documents of her outing into a book, “Famous Vermont Restaurants and Recipes,” which was just released.

▶ Cap-Man Inc., the Canadian patch making company, will be opening a branch in Rouses Point, employing 80-100 people.

▶ Plattsburgh Maplewood Music Festival will be held in Trinity Episcopal Church next week. The concert will feature early instruments and various musical guests.

50 YEARS AGO — 1962

▶ Early apples — Red Astrichan apples — have reached the Champlain Valley market.

▶ A fire caused by lightning caused $15,000 damage to the Maynard LaBombard farm in Ellenburg Center, destroying a large barn. Firefighters fought the blaze for seven hours.

75 YEARS AGO — 1937

▶ Police have no leads on last week’s robbery of $11,000 in jewelry from the Saranac Lake summer home of Marion P. Phinney of New York City.

▶ An array of international skating stars are putting on an operetta on ice at the Lake Placid Olympic Arena.

▶ If the proposed curfew ordinance in Saranac Lake is approved, the playing of musical instruments, radios and mechanical devices in public places will not be allowed after midnight.

▶ Keeseville native Leonard Bezio, 36, was killed by blood poisoning after scratching his finger on a pipe while doing a sewer construction job in Whitehall.

100 YEARS AGO — 1912

▶ L. W. Bromley moved his Livery stable to the barns on Cornelia street previously occupied by W. H. Fordham.

▶ Superintendent of prisons, Jos. F. Scott, has announced plans to construct several new buildings at Comstock for the use of Great Meadows Prison.

▶ Plattsburgh general city law now requires plumbers to be licensed before being hired to work for the city.

▶ Hon. Sir Wilfred Laurier, ex-premier of Canada, Minister of Agriculture of Canada, and Sir Fredrick Borden of England are guests at the Hotel Champlain.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Kaitlyn Wait