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Students presented the ever-popular fairy tale "Cinderella" at Petrova School in Saranac Lake. Shelly Struss played the Fairy Godmother, and Jennifer Farberzak played Cinderella. (1985)

25 YEARS AGO — 1985

&body;▶ Some $500,000 to prepare plans and buy property for a 500-bed medium-security prison at Malone is included in the new state budget that is moving toward final approval.

▶ Lemuel Smith, who had been given the death penalty for killing Green Haven Prison Guard Donna Payant of Dannemora, is resentenced. He is given 25 years to life. At the time of the murder he was serving a 25-year-to-life sentence.

▶ The ownership of Sacred Heart Nursing Home in Plattsburgh is in the process of being transferred from the Sisters of Charity to the Franciscan Sisters Health Care Inc. of Little Falls, Minn. No changes in staff or patients is foreseen.

▶ It looks as if customers of New York's municipal power companies such as Plattsburgh, Rouses Point and Lake Placid should be able to turn their thermostats up and smile at least for the next five years. A ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has strengthened their negotiating position.

50 YEARS AGO — 1960

&body;▶ The man who has charge of the $28 million mortgage on the Capehart development says the Air Force owns the housing and always has owned it. He doubts the United States government would be willing to pay local taxes on it.

▶ Several landowners say the federal government's offers for land on which to build the Atlas missile silos are way too low. They say the land in question devalues the rest of their property, and construction will disrupt farming operations.

E Work on renovations of the old Clinton County Jail and creation of recreation facilities are complete. There only lacks the installation of kitchen equipment and final acceptance of the Building Committee of the Board of Supervisors before use of the facility can get under way.

▶ Water, apparently from the construction site of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority, floods four basements of homes on South Catherine Street.

75 YEARS AGO — 1935

&body;▶ The village budget in Malone for the next fiscal year is expected to reach $100,000, representing a tax rate of $9.50, as comparison with that of $0 for the past year.

▶ The Village of Malone purchases from H.F. Perkins and Co. a garage and mechanical equipment to be used in the storage and repair of village-owned motor vehicles. The purchase price was reported at $12,000.

▶ At a joint meeting of Plattsburgh Post 20, American Legion and Auxiliary, it is decided to purchase the old Smith Weed residence on Cumberland Avenue as a club for the organization.

▶ Rockwell Kent, painter and author of international fame, a resident of AuSable Forks and Tarrytown Heights, is one of 12 famed artists and sculptors selected to do esthetic decorations for the new Post Office Department and Justice Department buildings in Washington, D.C.

100 YEARS AGO — 1910

&body;▶ Plattsburghers who have been led to believe that the plant of the Lozier Motor Co. would soon move to Detroit have only to make a visit to the company's works in the north part of the city to have all doubts as to permanency of the works as a local industry removed, for they will find that the company is constantly adding to its equipment and increasing its facilities for turning out high-grade automobiles.

▶ The 23rd day of the strike of employees of International Paper Co. for higher wages, recognition of the union and stoppage of Sunday work finds another of the company's mills shutdown, the employees of the Ticonderoga mill having walked out.

▶ The strike at the Cadyville mills of the International Paper Co., which union leaders threatened to make effective at the beginning of the Corinth strike, occurs when every union man employed at Mills D and C, numbering about 75, quits work and effectively ties up both mills.

E The Plattsburgh Board of Education authorizes a sanitary engineer to draw up plans for ventilation systems for the city's school buildings.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Sue Botsford, who can be reached at 834-7201 or botsford@westelcom.com

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