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April 22, 2013

Lookback: April 22 to 29


The Crete Memorial Civic Center might well be under construction this summer, Mayor John J. Tyrell predicted. He made this statement following the Crete brothers disclosure that they will advance $500,000 of their promised $900,000 budget if the city would put up $250,000, and federal matching funds can be obtained.

75 YEARS — 1938

Harry L. Bosworth, Clinton County Works Progress Administration director, announced that the 32 WPA laborers in the town of Clinton who were left without jobs when work was terminated on a WPA road project would be transferred to the Bradley Pond Road project by May 1. The latter project is in the town of Ellenburg and is a County Road running from Ellenburg to the Lyon Mountain Road.

Steam shovels crews are busy excavating in preparation for the erection of the new $500,000, 200 bed addition to Ray Brook State Hospital. The addition will be a three-story red brick structure and will serve as an infirmary and receiving building for the entire hospital.

The bodies of victims of two separate drownings were discovered recently. The body of Albert Aubin, 20 months old, who had been missing since February, was discovered in the AuSable chasm. The body of Daniel Shaw, 38, of Montréal, who had been missing since October, was discovered in a pool at the Saranac Lake golf course.

To replace a two-room wooden school building destroyed by fire in January, the voters of Saranac Central School District will consider spending $40,000 for the erection of a modern fireproof building with four classrooms. Two approved sites have been under consideration by the School Board.

100 YEARS — 1913

Telegraphic orders have been received at Plattsburgh Barracks for the third Battalion of the Fifth Infantry to be in readiness to proceed to the Gettysburg battlefield for guard duty during the reunion of the veterans — blue and gray — who participated in that memorable engagement 50 years ago.

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