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January 16, 2014

Step Back in Time: Jan. 16, 2014

25 years ago

Jan. 16, 1989

NORWICH — Victory Markets is looking to buy the homes of two organizations on East Main Street in Norwich, near the company’s headquarters.

The Loyal Order of the Moose agreed to sell its building at 62 E. Main St. directly next to Victory’s headquarters, said Henry Linger, governor of the lodge.

The papers have not been signed to complete the deal, he said.

Moose members plan to build a new place somewhere outside the city, but have not decided on a specific site, Linger said.

The aging building on Main Street was becoming harder to maintain and the lodge had wanted to move outside the city, he said.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Norwich post will vote Sunday whether to sell their building at 65 East Main St., to Victory Markets, according to a Jan. 2 letter from Commander Joseph Fama to members.

50 years ago

Jan. 16, 1964

Lloyd F. Baker, football coach at Oneonta High School since 1956, has been named vice-principal of the new Senior High School, effective July 1.

Announcement of the appointment of Mr. Baker as vice-principal was made Wednesday by the Board of Education. Until his appointment was made public yesterday, Oneonta High School has been one of the few high schools in New York State with a student population of 800 pupils or more which did not have a vice-principal.

The school board has also announced that Mr. Baker will continue as head coach of football at OHS. His salary for the 11 month year for which his services are to be required will be $9,300, the school board revealed.

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