November 19, 2012

Lookback: Nov. 19-25

25 YEARS — 1987

▶ Aldermen-elect Clyde Rabideau will propose a $250,000 development plan for the city beach and surrounding area at the Common Council budget hearing. The plan calls for extending the seawall between the beach club and bathhouse, expanding the parking lot behind the Crete Center, constructing a new bathhouse south of the beach club and building a boardwalk south along the dunes to the bike path on Scomotion Avenue.

▶ State and local officials broke ground and buried the hatchet as construction began on a new Clinton County Jail. Three dozen people, most of them government officials and staffers, watched as County legislators, the sheriff, and state Commission of Correction Chairman William G. McMahon thrust 10 gold painted shovels into the earth for the obligatory dirt-turning ceremony.

▶ The State’s yet to be built “shock incarceration” camp on Fisher Hill in Moriah could be operational by mid-January, several months ahead of schedule, according to a high-level official in the state Department of Correctional Services.

▶ Condoms will be made available to students at SUNY Plattsburgh, the college announced. The new policy decision was made in response to the AIDS epidemic across the country.

50 YEARS — 1962

▶ A Plattsburgh union official has proposed a joining of forces of union and non-union shops to help promote a better product for “John Q. Public.” Leon Connick, business agent for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 497, said non-union shops could offer courses in their trades to go along with the courses presently being taught by the union to local members.

▶ Plattsburgh’s Common Council, eyeing the calendar, may come up this week with a new approach to the dump problem. The city needs to find a new dump site in order to qualify for urban renewal funds.

▶ The Plattsburgh Board of Education ruled out student bus service to the proposed new high school with a resolution declaring it will not get into the transportation business. The resolution gained unanimous support from the board.

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