25 Years Ago
Efforts to combat drug use, abuse and trafficking in Kingston were given a substantial boost by the establishment of a drug fund for the city. Money for the fund is brought in through court-ordered donations upon conviction of drug offenders and allows the police department to finance undercover operations or any type of enforcement activities which relate to drugs, without going before the commission with an expenditure request. Such requests could unnecessarily alert targeted suspects.
25 Years Ago
Approximately eight miles of continuous welded rail was installed between Harriman and Rockwood by the Southern Railway System. The project was part of a systemwide program to replace all conventional jointed track with continuous welded rail, thus eliminating wear problems for a smoother ride, safer movement of trains and elimination of the “clickety-clack” sound.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
With this year’s Fourth of July fresh in our memories, it is intriguing to know of the great controversy which developed when a national bird to symbolize American characteristics was being chosen soon after the original Independence Day.
Many patriotic citizens voted for the great wild turkey, which was far more common to colonials than the more rare bald eagle.