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April 29, 2013

Lookback: April 29 to May 5

25 YEARS — 1988

A test of one portion of the proposed emergency telephone system for the Northway apparently shows there will be no interference with radio signals in Canada. That means that the phone system could be in place by November.

Police on the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation are holding a 19-year-old man for murder in the slaying a 23-year-old reservation resident. A police spokesman said that Sheldon G. Jacob of St. Regis had been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Richard J. Lazore, also of St. Regis.

A welcome service for veterans will get under way when the Albany Veterans Administration Medical Center opens its first satellite station at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Every Tuesday and Thursday the new clinic will be staffed to provide care for veterans.

ORDA has hired Marie Goff as the first ever director of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, which they plan to open soon in a space added to the Olympic Center several years ago. Although no firm date has been set for the opening of the ground floor Museum, Goff is already busy assembling information and gathering memorabilia to house in the museum.

50 YEARS — 1963

Dannemora school board president Merle Cooper reacted to recent State Education Department refusal to allow the Dannemora district to remain a separate school district. “We made a good race of it – but lost.” The state has also refused to release funds for the construction of school buildings in the Dannemora district.

The State Police barracks in Cadyville will send six desk men out on patrol this weekend. The move is all part of a “streamlining” program designed to give troopers a 40-hour week without reducing patrol coverage, a state police spokesman said.

The State Conservation Department has plans to buy part or all of Valcour Island for a recreational site. The department already has a purchase agreement for land on the Peru shore, and the aim is to buy all or most of the island’s 1,200 acres for development into a park for boaters.

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