September 3, 2012

Lookback: Sept. 3-8

25 YEARS — 1987

▶  Despite the objections of its executive director, the Town of Champlain Local Development Corp. has voted in favor of a medium-security prison being located in the town. LDC Director Robert O’Neill of Rouses Point introduced a resolution on the prison proposal at the LDC Board of Directors meeting.

E The First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburgh is housing its second refugee family. Dr. Earl Johnson, pastor, said the program at his church was an outgrowth of a several-year study of refugees by his congregation and a continuation of his work with the Interfaith Council on the refugee problem.

▶  In conjunction with the County Fireman’s Association field day, an independent fundraiser is planned for the family of Kari Lynn Nixon. The Swinging Doors will perform a benefit concert on the Old Base Oval. Proceeds will go to the Nixon family to cover costs of a private investigator. Kari Lynn, 16, was reported missing June 22.

▶ The terminal at Adirondack Airport is often overcrowded, there are requests to build more hangers, an industrial park is desired, and more private airplanes are using the airport for corporate use. The demand for airport use seems to reflect the growing awareness of the Tri-Lakes area as the number of second homes and businesses increases here.

50 YEARS — 1962

▶  Villagers in Rouses Point who responded to a recently conducted poll have come out against a state campsite on the Commons, just north of the village. The 411-acre site, which includes Fort Montgomery, has been proposed for development as a state recreation area by Howard Marsha, Clinton County Republican chairman.

▶  Forty elementary schools and 16 secondary schools comprise the diocesan school system, which extends over an area that includes the whole of northern New York state. During the last school year, the 56 schools enrolled 15,552 students. The anticipated registration for the coming year is expected to be well over 16,000.

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