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June 3, 2013

Lookback: June 3 to 9

25 YEARS — 1988

Disaster struck when a sudden wind capsized a 20-foot centerboard sailboat south of Valcour Island, dumping three overboard and entrapping a fourth person and a dog in an air pocket in the cabin below. Heather Rowe dove into the frigid waters from a nearby boat to save a man who was hopelessly tangled in the lines, and the other people and the dog were eventually rescued.

Mohawk businessman Eli Tarbell has reopened a gaming parlor in his Bears Den complex, six months after State Police shut down the parlor in a massive pre-dawn raid. Tarbell had 77 slot machines seized in that December raid, but this time has only eight gaming machines operating.

Acid rain is now said to be responsible for the deaths of one-fourth of the Adirondack’s 3,000 lakes and ponds. In one of his strongest worded reports to date, the Adirondack Council has urged the Reagan administration to enact acid rain legislation because further delay would be “nothing short of criminal negligence.”

Union members at the International Paper Company plant in Ticonderoga voted overwhelmingly to reject the company’s proposed three-year contract. With more than 90 percent of the rank and file voting, 75 percent said “no” to, among other things, the company’s determination to eliminate premium pay for Sundays and holidays, along with the proposal to institute a job flexibility requirement.

50 YEARS — 1963

Tourism in Clinton County is beginning to climb, with a goal yet undefined by local officials. State and county officials say big things are ahead for the tourist industry throughout the North Country.

The Essex County Board of Supervisors moved closer to the construction stage on two building projects — an infirmary and an underground Civil Defense Emergency Center. The emergency defense center will house key county government agencies in the event of an enemy attack.

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