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November 18, 2013

Lookback: Nov. 18 -24

25 YEARS — 1988

▶ The Clinton County Legislature is expected to formally oppose a set of state regulations proposed by the Committee on Public Library Standards that would put North Country rural libraries in a serious financial bind. The regulations would force state libraries to buy computers, copying machines and other costly equipment and to hire only directors with a master’s degree in library science. Many libraries in the North Country operate part-time with volunteer help and hold fundraisers to meet budgets.

▶ Whiteface Mountain alpine ski season opens with 20 new inches of snow and some major changes since last season. Paron’s Run from the top of the 4,876-foot mountain has been completed and will allow intermediate skiers to ski down from the top of the Olympic Mountain. Other upgrades include a new triple chairlift from the base lodge, an expanded nursery and Play and Ski area at Olympic Acres, and vastly improved snow-making capacity.

▶ SUNY Plattsburgh’s Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center, which opened in April and currently serves 55 patients, has received funding from the New York State Department of Health for $38,000, according to center director Taher Zandi. This will allow the center to increase staff and provide better service to the clients. Additionally, the Pyramid Corporation also made a $3,500 gift which will allow the center to buy furniture and office equipment. 

50 YEARS — 1963

▶ About 50 civic and labor leaders from the area have been invited to a special briefing at the Officers Club at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The idea is to acquaint area residents with the scope of the maintenance program, to be launched at the Atlas missile bases around Plattsburgh that were constructed last year. The program is sponsored by General Dynamics-Astronatics and the SBAMA Management Update group. 

▶ Keene Central School starts a double-incentive program as an attempt to get students to put more effort into their studies. The program includes new eligibility regulations, so students who make the Eligibility List each week can participate in school sports, music festivals and bus trips to other school affairs. Names of students on the ineligible list will be posted in Study Hall each Monday. The other incentive is the new Holiday-In-June Award, a contest between classes seven through twelve, for which the winners will receive a day off on a Monday in June.

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