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August 26, 2013

Lookback: Aug. 26 to Sept. 1

25 YEARS — 1988

Congressman David O. B. Martin stressed in two speeches recently that Plattsburgh Air Force Base is vitally important to the nation’s defense, and he believes it will play an important role well into the future. “Plattsburgh Air Force Base, because of its importance in the defense of this country, is going to have an important commission for certainly my lifetime and well into the next century.”

Clinton County union workers turned the results of their two previous contract ratification votes upside down, overwhelmingly approving management’s three-year contract offer by a 2-1 margin. More than 80 percent of the membership turned out to ratify the new pact.

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School will be starting the school year without a superintendent, after the school board suspended Superintendent James Chunco with pay. The board is refusing to release their reason for suspending Dr. Chunco.

Clinton Community College unveiled its $5 million-plus plan that will keep changing the face of the college on through the 1990s. Dr. Jay Fennell, president of Clinton Community College, presented the master plan of reconstruction, renovation and enhancement, saying that the current and projected growth of the college warranted the present and future plans.

In a low-key presentation to common Council members, Ward 3 Alderman Clyde Rabideau recently unveiled a plan that would turn management of the City Beach over to an appointed citizens board. Originally suggested by Ward 3 Alderman George Poitras, a municipal beach authority could make the hard decisions about beach development that the current Common Council seems unable to make.

50 YEARS — 1963

The Crown Point Board of Education set supervising Principal Fred D. Walsh’s hearing for Sept. 6 in the school building. At that time Walsh will be given a chance to respond to 23 charges that have been brought against him by the same board that will be hearing the case.

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