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25 years ago
Sept. 6, 1988
Derek Walcott, a poet and playwright, was chosen to receive the honorary Doctor of Letters at the Opening Convocation at Hartwick College Friday.
Walcott was born on the island of St. Lucia in 1930 and published his first volume of poems at the age of 18.
Walcott has been a visiting professor at Hartwick College. His other teaching experience includes terms at Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, Harvard University and Boston University.
50 years ago
Sept. 6, 1963
UNADILLA — Unadilla’s police justice, Roy Marshall, never ceases to be intrigued by the variety of attitudes in persons facing him across the bar of justice.
“Some persons come in ready to tear the office and me apart because they got a summons for a traffic violation, while others come in, apologetically, stating, ‘Well, I must have done it — that nice patrolman wouldn’t lie would he?’”
Roy Marshall was elected in 1959 and attended a special county school at Cooperstown where he received specialized training for 16 weeks from a Richfield Springs police justice and another instructor who was connected with the Board of Education in Cooperstown.
Traveling back to times before moving to Unadilla, when his home was in Herkimer, the justice revealed he had been active in theatrical work, including theatre management and advertising along with minstrel shows, musical comedy and drama.
From theater work he went to working in a local drug store, the Community Drug Store in Herkimer.
In 1937 the justice and his wife moved to Unadilla where they purchased The Little Corner Store, where they sold cosmetics, fountain drinks and lunches. In the rear of the store, Mrs. Marshall managed a small but well stocked dress shop.
At one time, he recalls, he worked as a salesman for the Unadilla Times, selling bank forms, school forms, time cards, time sheets and other printing materials.