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FORT COYINGlWI SUN Fort Covington, NX ISS37 Second class postal paid at Fort Covingtoo, NY. 12837 Established 1885 Fort Covington, New York 12937 Price 30c USPS 205-680 Edition 351 January 29,1987 Fort Housing Project Open Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reynolds of Bombay who moved into the Fort Covington Housing this week. Coville Bay, Inc. is holding an open house at its Fort Covington Housing Project site on Saturday, Jan. 31,1987 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The housing is located on the Fort Covington Center Road in the Town of Fort Covington. Pbrsons interested for pre- sent or future occupancy will be interviewed or can just come and browse. Some of the 10 families which will live there have already begun moving their possessions. At this point, there are two vacancies. Applicants must be 62 years or older or disabled. Each of the units has one bedroom and there cannot be more than two occupants to an apartment. Besides the 12 apartments which includes one handi- capped one, there is a garbage and trash storage room, a community kitchen and landry room and a community re- creaction room. Services include parking facilities, inside mail boxes, trash collection, bus service from the Adult Center and hook-ups for cable television and telephone. The apartments are totally electric. Financing for the project was through the Farmers Home Administration and the rental assistance program by the New York State Di- vision of Housing and Com- munity renewal. Those interested should attend the open house or can call Bob Gibbs, Coville Bay Inc., manager at 358-4895 or the Fort Covington Adult Center at 358-4895. Senate Passes Clean Water Bill 93-6 By a vote of 93-6, the senate today passed H.R. 1, the Water Quality Act of 1987. On January 8, the House approved this clean water leg-' isiation, which will provide $ 18 million over eight years for the construction of sewage treatment plants if enacted into law. ThebiU now goes to the White House. Identical legislation, approved unanimously by both Houses last October, war Fort Covington #1 on Priority list pocket vetoed by President Reagan. \We are going to finish the federal phase of this excer- cise,\ Sen. Moynihan said. The clean water legislation was the first bill introduced on January 6 in both the House and Senate when the 100th Congress convened. New York State will receive $268 million annually in federal grants through 1990—nearly $1.1 billion of the $18 billion authorized—if the bill becomes law. This is the highest annual amount received by any State. A conferee on the Clean Water Act in the 99th Con- gress, Sen. Moynihan was successful in preserving the allocation formula for the con- struction of treatment plants, based on current, not future needs. Without this provision, New York would have lost more than $200 million over the next four years in funds for sewage plants. The town of Fort Covington in Franklin County was first on the list of projects identified by the State Department of Environmental Conservation for priority funding in the FY 1987 and beyond. The estimated total cost of Fort Covington's water treat- ment facilities is $2,726,000 and the estimated federal share is $1,499,300. Welcome Back! By Pat Musante Mr. and Ms. David (Cora Latreille) Hill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley (Cheryl Hill) Wiilbanks, David, 13, and Sueann, 7, have returned to the focal area where they plan to permanently reside. They have bought the lovely home on Salmon Street in the Fort which was previously occupied by the Sipple family. The Hills left the area 39 years ago and in the interim, have lived many places, pri- marily in the South. Cora was born in Canada to Frank and Melitine Quen- neville Latreille now lives) when she was seven months old. Also presently residing in the local area are her brothers and sisters Alpha LaTray, Edna Howard, Mary The Hills and the Wiilbanks Cora and Dave Hill Cheryl and Wes Wiilbanks, Sueann, 7, and David, 13 Derouchie, Rena Mayville and Alda Derouchie. Cora graduated from Fort Covington High School in 1934, has always been a house- wife and is an avid bridge player. Mr. Hill is originally from Massena where he was em- ployed as an electrician with ALCOA. Thirty-nine years ago, the Hills relocated to Bouchville, N.Y. with their young daughter where Dave worked as a line foreman. They then moved to Hartselle, Alabama where Dave had been recommended as an Operating Superintendent by, the REA (Rural Electrical Administration) in Washing- ton, D.C. One could sit for hours listening to his stories about his interesting job. He was sent to various rural southern areas that had no power lines. Independent co-ops were formed for this venture and with the help and financial strategies of the REA, power lines were installed. He tells of the rewarding experiences Joyce McElwain Dies Mrs. Joyce M. McElwain, 50, of Foy Road, Fort Co- vington, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1987, at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in Brushton Jan. 25, 1937, she was the daughter of Lester Martin and the late Lottie DeGray Martin. She attended local schools. On Nov. 17, 1956, she was married to Bernard McElwain in St. Joseph's Church, Bom- bay. He survives. Surviving besides her hus- band and father- are a son, Bernard McElwain Jr. of Moira; three daughters, Mrs. Philip (Rita) Dustin of Bom- bay, Mrs. Frederick (Jacolyn) Montville of Malone, and Minka, at home; a sister, Mrs. Wendy Salton of Waddington; seven grandchildren; an aunt, Mrs. Florence Thompson of Potsdam, and five nieces. She was tax collector for Salmon River Central School District for many years. A communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Bombay, she was a religious education teacher. For the psst 12 years, she was costume director for North Franklin Figure Skating Club. • Calling hours in Cappiello- McKenzie Funeral Home, Fort Covington, will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs- day. Members of Fort Co- vington Knights of Columbus will call at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Church, Bombay, with Rev. Clarence Devan officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The family has requested that memorials be mack to the American Cancer Society. I Coville Bay, Inc The public is invited to attend an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 31,1987 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Coville Bay Senior Citizens Housing Project Located at Ft. Covington Center Road in the town of Fort Covington Interested persons for present or future occupancy will be interviewed An Equal Housing Opportunity of seeing communities obtain electricity for the first time and of stringing lines through hills and swamps with a mule team. After three and a half years in Hartselle, the Hills moved to Athens, Alabama where Dave was Operating Super- intendent for nine and a half years. The next move was to Manchester, Tennessee for twenty years where he was District Manager. After Dave's retirement, he and Cora moved to Scotsboro, Alabama where their daughter and family lived. Cheryl graduated from Man- chester High School and the next year married Wesley, an Alabama native. They lived in White Sands, New Mexico while he was in the service and then to Manchester where he was a cable TV manager. Wes attended Motlow State College at TuUahonica, Tn. and also learned the mill- wright trade and entered into the construction business. \Wes has been trying to get a job in this area for a long time,\ said Cheryl. \We (Continued on Page 6)

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