Looking backward 1

Looking backward

The north

10 years ago

June 6, 2009: An effort to boost revenue by processing downstate dealerships’ vehicle registrations has resulted in a cash windfall for St. Lawrence County that’s rapidly approaching the million-dollar mark. The county has processed $7,599,137.50 worth of metropolitan registrations since it first offered the service at the end of 2006. The county’s share of those transactions is 12%, County Clerk Patricia A. Ritchie said.

25 years ago

June 6, 1994: A fight broke out late Saturday among inmates at the Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg, resulting in injuries to at least five prisoners. It was the second time in little more than a month that a fight among inmates has occurred at one of the two state prisons here. Three inmates were cut April 27 during a scuffle among about 30 prisoners at Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, a neighbor of Riverview.

50 years ago

June 6, 1969: Regional religious education offices will be established in Watertown and Plattsburgh to help parishes in the eastern and western sections of the Diocese of Ogdensburg strengthen their religious education programs, Bishop Stanislaus J. Brzana has announced. The offices will offer assistance to parishes in the form of audio-visual aids and library facilities.

75 years ago

June 6, 1944: News of the Allied invasion of Northern France early this morning, which came while most of the city was sleeping, was the main topic of conversation today. An extra edition of The Times, published shortly after 6 a.m., was quickly sold by the eager public that had long been awaiting news of the French invasion.

100 years ago

June 6, 1919: A new concrete road has been laid on the Van Duzee street bridge. The bridge, which has been closed to public traffic for the past few weeks is now open. When the bridge was built during 1917-1918, no arrangements were made for the building of a concrete road. The temporary gravel road did not suit the purpose and at times it was almost impossible to cross.

125 years ago

June 6, 1894: John Helmer has received a notice from the excise board, informing him that it will be useless for him to persist in his efforts to secure a license for his place on Main street this year, as the board has decided not to grant a license for any place on Main street.

150 years ago

June 6, 1869: Through the exertions of the Hon. A.H. Laflin, a new daily mail has been opened between Adams and Copenhagen via Lorraine. This convenience would be appreciated in this section of Jefferson and Lewis Counties.

The world


1966: African American James Meredith is shot and wounded while on a solo march in Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks.

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