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September 17, 2012

Lookback: Sept 17-23


The village of Rouses Point has filed revised electric rates with the public service commission which are estimated to save consumers of the municipal plant about $2,500 annually. The plant furnishes electricity in the village of Rouses Point. Reduced electric rates have recently been filed with a number of other municipal electric plants within the public service commission.

For the first time in the history of the Adirondacks a convention group will dine on top of a mountain peak, when delegates to the New York Organizations of Nurses holds a sunrise breakfast on top of Whiteface Mountain. The breakfast will be served in the new Whiteface Castle located at the end of the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway. The castle is proving very popular with motorists, particularly during the “Month of Flaming Leaves,” when one may view the beauty of the Adirondacks that have been tempered in reds and golds with the magic paintbrush of Jack Frost.

Secretary of Commerce Roper says his department will add nearly 3,000 miles to the federal airways system. Roper declares the $2 million which Congress authorized him to spend serial navigation in 1940 will improve the existing routes and add new ones to the system. One of the new routes Roper says will be added is from Albany to Rouses Point.

100 YEARS – 1912

Mount Assumption Institute of Plattsburgh, founded by the order of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, announced plans to admit as students boys from 12 to 14 years of age, this being the first preparatory school of the order in this country. Success has grown of the efforts of the brothers, and the Institute is taxed to its utmost to provide accommodations for the applicants.

To the steadily increasing custom of motoring during one of the liveliest months of the year, September, may be the reason for the fact that the season for mountain resorts has gradually been strengthened, and tourist patronage continues to fairly fill the popular resorts. Motorists arriving at Hotel Champlain from the Lake George region advise avoiding the road from Ticonderoga via Schroon Lake, as considerable state road construction work is going on in that area. In addition to many road improvements the state of New York is spending millions of dollars enlarging the Champlain Canal, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Champlain, which will not only be of incalculable advantage to mercantile interests, but will also encourage more large pleasure craft visiting Champlain waters in coming seasons.

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