April 1, 2013

Lookback: April 1 to 7

25 YEARS — 1988

By a 2 to 1 vote, Clinton County municipal workers nixed a union contract that offered a 15 percent wage increase over three years. With this no vote, the 500 County employees represented by CSEA move into their third month working without a union contract.

An unspecified number of SUNY Plattsburgh hockey team members have been suspended for the first semester of the 1988–89 hockey season. The action results from an all-night party members of the team held in the Stafford Ice Arena locker room following the season ending loss to Babson University March 12.

The village of Rouses Point may have to pump as much is $12,500 into the Rouses Point Recreation Center to keep it open next season. The tentative 1988–89 budget shows the village contributing $11,129 to the operation of the recreation center next season, but the center is still expected to run $1,387 in the red.

State Sen. Ronald B. Stafford announced that a $1.3 million helicopter for medical emergencies in Northeastern New York will be purchased by the state. The new craft will be located in Ray Brook, replacing the Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic helicopter formerly assigned to Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

50 YEARS — 1963

Hopeful teenage drinkers will find the tavern doors slammed in their faces from now on. Clinton County restaurant owners will be warned today to turn away all ID cards until new ones can be issued, according to the County Hotel and Restaurant Association.

Unanimous agreement to proceed with preliminary plans to conduct a Tri–County vocational training survey to determine the need for a vocational school was reached at a meeting of area educators at the Morrisonville Central School. Dr. John Harrold, superintendent of District 1, called for a vote of all those attending, and all approved taking initial steps.

The Diamond National Corporation has installed a dry–debarking machine at its Plattsburgh molded–packaging mill in hopes of alleviating the water pollution problem in Lake Champlain. The new machine, which went to work this week, is already eliminating two-thirds to three-quarters of bark fragments from the mill output, according to plant engineers.

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