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October 15, 2012

Lookback: Oct. 15 to 21

25 YEARS — 1987

▶ The Olympic Regional Development Authority is poised to begin site work for a new $5 million Olympic athletes’ training facility on land donated by Placid Memorial Hospital in Lake Placid. 

▶ Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Inc of Randor, Pa., announced a multi-million dollar expansion to their Rouses Point plant. The expansion will contain approximately 64,000 square feet of “high-rise” warehousing space that will be equipped with modern wire-guided forklift trucks and a computer-controlled inventory management system.

▶ In their fight to secede from the Adirondack Park Agency, Saranac Town Board members and residents were advised by the APA Review board to sue the Park Agency under the 5th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The town of Saranac is attempting to withdraw from the park because officials feel that the APA land-use plan is unfairly restricting economic growth within the town, and yet demands that residents continue paying taxes on land they cannot use.

50 YEARS — 1962

▶ The new federal Public Works Acceleration program may increase the federal grant for the village of Champlain’s sewage system and disposal plant construction to about $350,000, according to Mayor Clifford LaPlante. Champlain already has been pledged about $145,000 in federal aid for the project which will cost about $546,000 altogether.

▶ Work was begun this week on the new post office in AuSable Forks, according to Postmaster John J. Murphy. Workmen started laying the footings for the building, which is expected to be completed by Jan. 1.

▶ Clinton County apple growers are mopping up this week after one of the most successful harvests in recent years. The official tally won’t come for another week, but early estimates have predicted the harvest at 900,000 boxes throughout the county.

▶ Clinton County Republican Assemblyman Robert J. Feinberg has his eye on Lyon Mountain as a future ski center. “I’m advised by skiing experts that the slopes at Lyon Mountain, if developed, can exceed in excellence the slopes now at Whiteface mountain – and can be developed at much less cost,” he said.

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