10 years ago
Dec. 16, 2002: Northern New Yorks three independent colleges pump nearly a half billion dollars a year into the regions economy, according to a new report. With 5,900 students and 1,700 employees, St. Lawrence University, Canton; Clarkson University, Potsdam, and Paul Smiths College, Paul Smiths, generated more than $220 million in spending in 1999-2000, according to the report by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
25 years ago
Dec. 16, 1987: Three male Indian River Central School students have been banned from participating on the schools girls volleyball team this season.
50 years ago
Dec. 16, 1962: If the Watertown City Council votes approval of the first sewer use tax in city history, it would be effective Feb. 1, 1963, instead of Jan. 1, as originally planned.
75 years ago
Dec. 16, 1937: Written out of necessity for use in his public speaking classes, the best-selling nonfiction book in the country today, How to Win Friends and Influence People, has surprised no one more by its phenomenal success than its now famous author, Dale Carnegie. He spoke with Times reporters while waiting in downtown Watertown for a train to take him to Potsdam.
100 years ago
Dec. 16, 1912: The rapid shaping of events during the past two days seems to point to one conclusion: that Theresa is to have a second bank. At least the promoters of the enterprise are doing all in their power to bring such a step about.
125 years ago
Dec. 16, 1887: While Watertown citizens are petitioning for a public building, Cape Vincent people are signing their names to a request for a breakwater.
150 years ago
Dec. 16, 1862: We are informed that in view of the high prices of findings and other articles, the journeyman shoemakers of this village are on a strike.