August 20, 2012

Lookback: Aug. 20 to 26

25 years – 1987

▶ In response to numerous requests from local residents, state officials announced there will be increased state police protection in the Keeseville area. Lawrence Kurlander, state director of criminal justice services, said state police have agreed: to assign two extra Troopers on Friday and Saturday nights; to establish a Neighborhood Watch in Keeseville; and to add one full time Trooper to the Keeseville station following the graduation of the next trooper class on Sept. 10.

▶ Four Clinton County ambulance rescue squads will soon be equipped with state-of-the-art defibrillation equipment, a major advance for helping area residents who suffer heart attacks. The county’s Emergency Preparedness Office has received a state grant for $23,000 to purchase defibrillation equipment for ambulance squads in Rouses Point, Champlain, Peru and Morrisonville.

▶   Clinton County legislators next week will be asked to spend $2.5 million to help Clinton Community College construct a new multi-purpose building. It’s the second time this month that the Legislature is faced with a major spending project.

▶   The 380th Bombardment Wing at Plattsburgh Air Force Base finished well back in the Giant Sword ‘87 competition at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., August 13 – 19. Giant Sword tested the Strategic Air Command combat weapons loading performance.

50 years – 1962

  Clinton County dairymen could lose $1,638,716 this year because of a recent Supreme Court ruling. The court decision, which went into effect July 1, removed a trade barrier from milk sold by outside produced milk in the New York – New Jersey market.

▶   Screaming sirens will announce a simulated attack at Plattsburgh Air Force Base Aug. 31, as the base conducts its annual disaster control exercise. The operation, designed to simulate conditions anticipated during an actual attack, is expected to provide knowledge of the effect that loss of personnel, equipment and facilities will have on aircraft generation and launch schedules.

▶  Pieces of earth were turned over Tuesday afternoon at the site of the Plattsburgh YMCA expansion project. Wright & Morrissey’s base bid was $308,869 for the job, which includes general renovation of the Oak Street Y and construction of a swimming pool.

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