December 2, 2013

Lookback: Dec. 2 to 8

25 YEARS — 1988

A new recycling plan adopted by the county will impact every resident and will likely increase trash-collection fees. The plan calls for a separation of newsprint, cardboard and glass from waste, though whether separate piles would be placed at the curbside or separated at the landfill is still to be decided. The project is expected to reduce the waste stream by 23,000 tons, which would increase the life of the new Schuyler Falls landfill by 10 to 20 years. 

Two Lake Placid radio stations, WIRD-AM and WLPW-FM, are to be sold by Donald and Kathryn Nardiello for $1 million. The new owners of 920 AM and 105.5 FM, a group of businessmen who call themselves Adirondack Network Systems, plan to revamp the station programming to adult contemporary, along with other alterations. The deal will be finalized pending FCC approval.

Northeastern Clinton Central School is implementing an AIDS Education Program for students in grades seven through 12. The curriculum has to be developed and adopted by the board of education and will become one of many units taught in health classes. The school district is following the commissioner of education’s regulations that state no pupil is required to receive AIDS education with regards to methods of prevention if the parent or legal guardian files a request with the school principal.

50 YEARS — 1963

The Miner Institute, which was created to teach agricultural subjects to boys, is now offering college preparatory courses after an alumni survey showed about 90 percent of all students continued their education. The current enrollment of 45 is now divided evenly between students in the agribusiness program and those in the college preparatory program. 

Rouses Point and the Plattsburgh Common Council protest the Delaware and Hudson Railroad’s proposal to drop the Albany-Montreal day-time Laurentian train that has been in service since 1928. The railroad said that the Laurentian ran $217,000 in the red last year, and the losses the year are running even higher. 

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