April 9, 2012

Lookback: April 9-15


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25 YEARS AGO — 1987

▶ The Plattsburgh Interfaith Council sponsors the fifth annual Crop Walk to End Hunger, 25 percent of the funds raised go directly back to Plattsburgh.

▶ The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has regrettably announced that without help from the Ticonderoga community, this years two-day Fourth of July celebration simply won't happen. In order for things to go on as they have in years past, more than $6,000 has to be raised — and someone has to take charge.

▶ The city of Plattsburgh is getting ready to repair the bridge on Bridge Street using the reserved $50,000 that was originally going to be put toward building the South Catherine Street bridge. The state and federal funding being offered for the South Catherine construction frees up the $50,000 for the new renovations.

50 YEARS AGO — 1962

▶ Dorcey LaForest, 30, of Mooers, spent two hours in surgery after sustaining a bullet wound to his left arm. His shotgun discharged while LaForest was climbing down from a tree stand, he was brought to the Physicians Hospital by his brother, William LaForest, and their companion Fred Duprey.

▶ The Plattsburgh High School auditorium will be the scene of the Plattsburgh Little Theatre Group's first ever children's production, "Beauty and the Beast." The play will go on for two days only.

▶ Clinton County's 27 towns are taking part in a week long drive for The American Cancer Society, which kicked off with the Mothers March — where mothers across the county go door to door collecting donations. The march raised $2,600 — a good drop in the $10,500 goal for the end of the week.

75 YEARS AGO — 1937

▶ The Plattsburgh Art Guild will be opening it's spring exhibit in the old Freeman's store at 19 Margaret St. Letters have been sent out to artists not associated with the Guild inviting them to display their work.

▶ 24-year-old Rouses Point resident May Gosselin, 24, of Rouses Point, is being held in the Clinton County Jail on open charges after admitting that she is the mother of the deceased infant found in her father's car last week.

▶ The Plattsburgh Boy's Band will be performing two pieces at the saxophone recital being held at the Junior High School auditorium, along with Cecil Leeson who will be a performing soloist.

100 YEARS AGO — 1912

▶ Residents of Oak, Margaret and Elm streets met with the Board of Public Works and requested the extension of Elm to Robinson Terrance and the construction of a new street between Margaret and Oak.

▶ The ice jam in the Saranac River above the Bridge Street Dam is being slowly removed with the use of dynamite by Adolph Florentine.

▶ The water level of Lake Champlain is rising at an alarming rate, lake men are predicting that if the temperature doesn't drop back down flooding records could be broken.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Kaitlyn Wait