March 12, 2012

Lookback: March 12-18

25 YEARS AGO — 1987

▶ The new Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh, upon completion, will produce $725,000 in land and school taxes annually. Including the taxable $41 million that financed the building, Clinton County's tax base will be raised from $15 million to $20 million.

▶ Plattsburgh's old Turner mansion — currently Turner Heights apartments — was the inspiration for former resident Dave Smiths new text adventure computer game, "Mystery Mansion."

▶ The first Irish group to ever play in Plattsburgh, Shamrock Paddy, will be performing at the Plattsburgh and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce's annual Irishmen of the Year Breakfast and a number of other places in celebration of St. Patricks Day.

▶ The North Country Big Brother-Big Sister organization raised $32,000 in pledges at their annual Bowl-For-Kids'-Sake at Plattsburgh Lanes. The event attracted more than 700 bowlers, who are now eligible to win a free membership to the Plattsburgh YMCA.

50 YEARS AGO — 1962

▶ The Traveling Playhouse professional performing group out of New York City, known for their children's plays, will visit Plattsburgh and will be putting on "Pinocchio."

▶ A passenger train going from Montreal to Albany collided with a truck at a grade crossing in Crown Point. The driver, a Ticonderoga man, was killed in the accident.

▶ Two 18-year-old airmen from Plattsburgh Air Force Base are scheduled for hearings on charges of attempted grand larceny after trying to steal a sedan from Clinton Street.

▶ Women's spring fashion this year in Plattsburgh has been greatly inspired by First Lady Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy, the look having taken hold of most downtown clothing stores.

75 YEARS AGO — 1937

▶ St. John's High School Glee Club will present "The Wishing Well," an Irish musical comedy in spirit of St. Patricks Day. This is their second performance of this play in the past week; it has become a decided hit with the audience. A full house is expected.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Videos: Editor Picks
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
CVPH Job Opportunities