Press-Republican

June 4, 2012

Lookback: June 4-10

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Press-Republican

---- — 25 YEARS AGO — 1987

The federal government is now covering the cost of half of the improvements to the Durkee Street parking lot—leaving the remaining $115,000 to tax payers.

The construction of the $3.26 million addition to the Franklin County courthouse in Malone — originally scheduled for this summer — has been delayed for another two years and will instead begin in August 1989.

Frank Dell-Amore, 1975 graduate of Plattsburgh State, has officially launched a new business in selling his family pasta sauce — called Filomena’s after his 93-year-old Italian grandmother.

The Rouses Point village board has hired Duflo Aeropray Systems Inc. to do three aerial applications of pesticides over the village to kill black flies and mosquitoes this summer. The three applications will cost the village $4,500.

50 YEARS AGO — 1962

24-year-old Robert St. Clair suffered facial burns while lighting a pizza oven at the Roman Gardens in the Plattsburgh Plaza, causing the accumulation of gas to explode. St. Clair was sent to the Physicians Hospital and is in fair condition.

Saranac Lake’s paper, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, has cut down to a five-day-a-week publication, and will be dropping it’s usually Saturday paper effective the end of this week.

A fire sparked by an electric fence destroyed a barn on the Wilfred Gonyea farm on Route 22, causing an estimated $1,500 damage.

Schuyler Falls’s new town hall should be completed within the next two weeks, construction started late last fall, but has been interrupted by bad weather on a number of occasions.

75 YEARS AGO — 1937

James McGinnis of Glens Falls shot and killed a 45-pound mossback turtle in Lake Cossayuna, the turtle was one of the largest seen in this section of the state.

Malone mathematicians have calculated that the villages expenditures in the past two years — totaling $326,756.06 — lined up in one dollar bills placed end to end would cover the half-mile Malone fair grounds race track 82 times.

A 10-year-old Ausable boy, Vincent Wilkins, has been dubbed a youthful hero after rescuing 9-year-old Sonny Willis from drowning in the Saranac river at the Rolling Mill bridge.

The body of Plattsburgh resident William Jackson, 35, was finally recovered after Jackson had drowned while acting on a $5 bet on his ability to swim the Saranac River above the Bridge street dam.

100 YEARS AGO — 1912

A thunder and lightning storm did considerable damage to Dunn’s Bay.

John M. Wever and party were stranded in Lake Champlain over night after the motor in their boat gave out. After a night of drifting the group landed opposite of Providence Island and phoned for a ride home.

In order to ensure the completion of the new Plattsburgh High School, the Common Council authorized an issue of $79,000 in school bonds.

▶ The seasonal cafe Fouquet House has been officially opened by owners Cartwright & Martin.