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The north

10 years ago

Dec. 15, 2002: Sometimes people forget that businesses in Sackets Harbor are open throughout the year, not just during the busy summer tourist season, merchants said. On Saturday, a group of business owners sponsored “A Sackets Harbor Colonial Christmas,” which featured a variety of activities to attract shoppers to the many specialty stores operating in the village.

25 years ago

Dec. 15, 1987: Canadians have invited their Northern New York neighbors to view the procession of the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels between Brockville and Kingston, Ontario, Friday en route to the 1988 Winter Olympic games in Calgary. The torch will be carried along Highway 2 on the northern bank of the St. Lawrence River.

50 years ago

Dec. 15, 1962: Watertown stores experienced their best day of the season Saturday as Christmas shoppers flocked to beat the last-minute rush. The weather gave shoppers a helping hand as sunny skies prevailed most of the day.

75 years ago

Dec. 15, 1937: The Brown and Bailey condensed milk plant in the town of DeKalb, which has been closed since Oct. 28 by the dairy farmers’ union strike, will be opened soon as a fluid milk plant, it was announced today by Leon Brown, manager of the plant.

100 years ago

Dec. 15, 1912: While a majority of the rush time orders of the New York Air Brake Co. have been filled, day employees of the company will until further notice continue to work three and a half hours additional each night at the rate of time and one half for their extra service.

125 years ago

Dec. 15, 1887: The particulars promised the Times readers in regard to the new mail facilities which Postmaster Streeter hopes to secure, are not forthcoming because the communications received by that official are as yet confidential. The postmaster continues confident that a new and better arrangement will soon go into effect.

150 years ago

Dec. 15, 1862: Yesterday and today were remarkably warm for the 14th and 15th of December. It rained most of the day Sunday, and was as warm as September.

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