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10 years ago

Dec. 27, 2002: It takes only 20 seconds to kill a baby.That’s how long the shaking lasts in most cases of shaken-baby syndrome, a term that describes serious injuries that can result when an infant or toddler is severely or violently shaken. An effort to prevent north country infants from falling victim to shaken-baby syndrome is being launched by the North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council.The nonprofit Watertown agency has been working to reach parents and caregivers through a large-scale educational campaign at hospitals in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties.

25 years ago:

Dec. 27, 1987:Incidents have prompted numerous complaints from residents in and near Adams Center about the safety of the five-way intersection formed by the north-south Route 11 and east-west Route 177 with North Street as it enters onto Route 11 in the same vicinity.

50 years ago

Dec. 27, 1962:The old Dexter Hotel, Dexter, and the King’s General store, Limerick, long landmarks in their villages have been “sold into obscurity.” They were among six buildings advertised for bids by the state department of public works, and no bids were received.

75 years ago

Dec. 27, 1937:Passenger records of the New York Central Railroad and the Central Greyhound Bus Lines were broken over the weekend in one of the busiest Christmas periods in years.

100 years ago

Dec. 27, 1912:As the result of a conference between the building committee of the Y.M.C.A. and J.F. Jackson of the firm of Jackson & Rosecrans, architects of New York City, it was decided to add another story to the proposed association building making it six stories in height.

125 years ago

Dec. 27, 1887:There is plenty of venison in Canadian markets. The law there is not the same as our own, and it is possible that some of our hunters have been disposing of their illegal stock.

150 years ago

Dec. 27, 1862:The decidedly anti-skating condition of the park yesterday, it being covered with water, and rendered almost unapproachable by mud, effectually prevented the intended Christmas jollification in that quarter.

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