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Turning Back the Pages 1-22-11

Town Board proposes new landfill

There has been a proposal of the Warrensburg Town Board to relocate the town dump on a tract of land northeast of the village on the old Abeel place consisting of 58 acres on the west side of US 9 on what is known as Langworthy Hill.

Mark Bruce, the present owner of the property, has given the town a 60-day option at $4,500 and the Town Board has the intention to and purchase the property. Supervisor Orton said that he anticipates no opposition to the proposed site. There has been a big problem with rats at the dump and it is hoped that this problem can be solved in the near future.

Icy road causes man's death

William Masterson, 47, of Bolton Landing, was killed instantly just before midnight, Dec. 30, 1960, when the car with which he was towing his son's vehicle whirled out of control on slippery Route 9 near the Spinning Wheel Laundromat and hit a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital. Undersheriff Lilly investigated the accident.

Donations flood in to homeless family

Contributions of clothing and furniture are being made to the Gilbert Wood family of Thurman who were made homeless by an early morning fire on Dec. 28, 1960.

There are five children in the family, which has taken up occupancy at the former South Johnsburg School house. Six-year-old Gilbert Wood Jr. is unable to attend school because of frostbite of the feet suffered at the time of the fire.

Magazine editor achieves fame

Otto O. Binder, well known as the brother of Warrensburg artist Jack Binder, is the subject of a full-page ad in the recent issue of the New York Journal American magazine. He is known as a space and rocket authority and edits the Space World Magazine. In 1941, he and his brother Jack produced illustrated science fiction, a brilliant forecasting of what eventually came to pass.

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