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Crown Point, New York

Crown Point is a town in Essex County, New York, United States, located on the west shore of Lake Champlain. The population was 2,024 at the 2010 census; the name of the town is a direct translation of the original French name, "Pointe à la Chevelure". The town is on the eastern edge of Essex County, it is 43 miles southwest of Burlington, Vermont, 53 miles northeast of Queensbury, New York, 120 miles south of Montreal, 107 miles north of Albany, New York. Two European forts were built here by colonists because of its strategic location at the narrows of Lake Champlain; the forts preceded organization of the town by more than half a century: first was Fort Saint-Frédéric built by the French in 1731, who came to this area from their colonial settlements to the north at Quebec and Montreal. They competed with the British for the fur trade with Native Americans in the area. During the Seven Years' War, the British gained control of this area. Before that, the French retreated and destroyed their fort to keep it out of the hands of the British.

The latter built Fort Crown Point in 1759 the largest earthen fort in their colonies. With British victory in the war, after 1763 France ceded all its territory in North America east of the Mississippi River to Britain. During colonial times and the American Revolutionary War, Crown Point continued to be important for its strategic location – on the west shore of Lake Champlain about 15 miles north of Fort Ticonderoga, about a day's travel by the modes of that time period. After the failure of the patriot American invasion of Canada in 1776, Crown Point represented the northernmost area under American control. During the British Saratoga campaign in 1777, General John Burgoyne organized a supply magazine here to support his attack of Ticonderoga. Crown Point is an original town of the county, established in 1788 following the Revolution and before the organization of Essex County. Parts of Crown Point were drawn off to form the town of Elizabethtown; the modern European-American settlement of the town began around 1800 with an influx of settlers from Vermont.

Crown Point holds the New York state January record low of −48 °F. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 81.9 square miles, of which 76.1 square miles is land and 5.7 square miles, or 6.99%, is water. The east town line, defined by Lake Champlain, is the border of Vermont; the Champlain Bridge connected Crown Point to Vermont until 2009, when the bridge was demolished as unsafe. A temporary ferry service, operated by the Lake Champlain Transportation Company and funded by the states of New York and Vermont, provided access from Crown Point to Vermont from late 2009 until late 2011; the new bridge at Crown Point, scheduled to open in August 2011, opened to traffic that November. The town of Crown Point lies within the Adirondack Park. New York State Route 9N, New York State Route 22, New York State Route 185 are north-south and east-west highways that pass through Crown Point. NY-9N and NY-22 are conjoined through the town. NY-185 runs up the Crown Point peninsula.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,119 people, 797 households, 578 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.8 people per square mile. There were 1,063 housing units at an average density of 13.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.09% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.14% from other races, 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population. There were 797 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $33,958, the median income for a family was $39,853. Males had a median income of $31,106 versus $20,074 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,692. About 10.8% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.... Bulwagga Bay – A bay between Crown Point peninsula and the mainland of the county. Burdick Crossing – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town, near the south end of Crown Point on County Road 48. Cold Spring Park – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town on County Road 7. Crown Point – The hamlet of Crown Point is in the eastern part of the town on Routes NY-9N and NY-22. Crown Point Green Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. Crown Point – A peninsula in the south end of Lake Champlain and site some historic fortifications.

Crown Point Center – A hamlet west of Factoryville at the junction of County Roads 2 and 7. Crown Point State Historic Site – A state park/historical site at the north tip of Crown Point peninsula. Eagle Lake – A lake in the southwest part of the town. Factoryville – A hamlet west of Crown Point village. Ironville – A hamlet in the south part of the town on County Road 2 at the north end of Penfield Pond, it is the location of the Ironvill

David Skinner (cricketer)

David Anthony Skinner was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1947 and captained the side in 1949. Skinner was educated at The Leys School. From 1938 he played various games for Derbyshire second XI and for the Club and Ground until 1947, apart from in the interruption of the Second World War. Skinner made his first-class debut in one match in 1947, but in 1948 played only for the second XI. Skinner was appointed as county captain for the 1949 season in accordance with the tradition of amateur captaincy. Skinner himself was a modest performer, though in this he was no different from the other amateurs – Gilbert Hodgkinson and Edward Gothard – who had captained an otherwise professional side since the Second World War; the move was not successful, Derbyshire, missing the all-round skills of George Pope, fell to 15th place in the County Championship. Towards the end of the season other amateurs appeared after fulfilling their schoolmastering commitments, Skinner did not play in the last few matches of the season and never played first-class cricket again.

Skinner was a right-handed batsman in the lower-middle-order and played 36 innings in 23 first-class matches with an average of 13.57 and a top score of 63. He was a right-arm off-break bowler who bowled taking 2 first-class wickets at an average of 91. In 1950, Derbyshire registered the former Cambridge University and Nottinghamshire amateur Guy Willatt to take over as captain, though the registration was delayed until August and scuppered by an immediate injury to Willatt, the county preferred to operate under the temporary captaincy of Pat Vaulkhard than to renew Skinner's tenure, Vaulkhard having at least a reputation for successful hard-hitting batsmanship. Willatt took over in 1951. Skinner continued to play in the Second XI Championship from 1951 until 1958. Skinner died in Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea, at the age of 77, his brother, Alan played first-class cricket for Derbyshire, having made his debut sixteen years before David

University of Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico is the main public university system of Puerto Rico and a government-owned corporation of Puerto Rico. The institution consists of 11 campuses and has 58,000 students and 5,300 faculty members. UPR has the largest and most diverse academic offerings in Puerto Rico, with 472 academic programs of which 32 lead to a doctorate. In 1900, at Fajardo, the Escuela Normal Industrial was established as the first higher education center in Puerto Rico, its initial enrollment was 5 professors. The following year it was moved to Río Piedras. On March 12, 1903, the legislature authorized founding of the University of Puerto Rico, that day the "Escuela Normal" was proclaimed as its first department. 1908 - The Morrill-Nelson Act is extended to Puerto Rico, making the University a "Land Grant College," which authorizes use of federal land to establish colleges of agriculture and engineering. 1910 - Establishment of the College of Liberal Arts. 1911 - Establishment of the College of Agriculture at Mayagüez.

A year the name was changed to College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. 1913 - The Departments of Pharmacy and Law were established. 1913 - University High School is founded to provide clinical experience and supervised practice for teacher applicants, support staff and other teaching professionals. 1923 - The University Act of 1923- the University reorganized administratively it independent Insular Department of Education, provides the Board of Trustees as the governing board, make the position of Rector as the principal officer. In 1924 the governor appointed the first Rector; the enrollment is 1,500 students. 1924 - The administrative structure and identity of the University of Puerto Rico is independent of the Department of Public Instruction. 1925 - Act 50 gave the UPR educational autonomy. This led to the beginning of a period of rapid growth. 1926- The School of Commerce and the School of Tropical Medicine were established. 1927 - Opening of the first graduate program: the Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies.

1928 - The San Felipe Segundo hurricane struck the island of Puerto Rico and caused serious damage in the Río Piedras campus. Staff and faculty began a reconstruction effort. 1935 - The U. S. Congress extended to Puerto Rico the benefits of Bankhead-Jones Act, which provided funding for research and the construction of more buildings. 1936 - 1939 - Major structures in Spanish Renaissance style are built in the quadrangle in Río Piedras, including buildings such as the Tower Theatre and the University. 1938 - Augusto Rodríguez composed the music and lyrics Arriví Francisco's Alma Mater, the University anthem. 1939 - The "chime" mechanism was installed in the tower to play bells at the Río Piedras Campus. 1942 - Act No. 135 of May 7, 1942, amendment to the University, created the Higher Education Council as the governing board of the institution and regulator of the higher education system in Puerto Rico. 1943 - The university adopted the general education core courses modality. 1946 - The University received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

1950 - Beginning of courses in the School of Medicine. 1966 - Act No. 1 of 1966, restructuring the university. The system becomes a three campuses-Río Piedras, Mayagüez and Medical Sciences, a regional school management to group those that may be created in the future, under the direction of a President. Create a College Board with representation from the regional campuses and colleges, renamed to the governing Council of Higher Education. 1967 - Creation of the regional colleges: Arecibo and Humacao. Five more were created in the following years: Ponce, Bayamón, Aguadilla and Utuado. 1979 - WRTU-FM began broadcasting from the Río Piedras campus. 1993 - Act No. 16 of June 6, 1993, divided the functions of the Council for Higher Education, assigning the functions of government at the University Board of Trustees to a newly created. 1998 - Act No. 186 of August 7, 1998, provides for the gradual autonomy of regional schools as provided by the Board of Trustees, to lead to eleven autonomous units.

In 2010 the Master Plan for the Río Piedras Campus was completed, to direct future growth for the largest campus in the system. It is expected to serve 27,000 students by 2020; the study reviewed existing facilities, identified attainable development scenarios, provided phasing and implementation strategies. Planned new development includes recreation center; the $700 million development plan is being implemented. The Master Plan for the Bayamón Campus addresses its pressing capital needs. Built as a campus of temporary structures to serve 2,500 students, today it serves more than 5,000 students, a figure expected to double by the year 2020. Much of the physical plant needs replacement. In July 2010, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education placed the accreditation of the University on probation citing concerns about shortfalls in the governance of the institution. By the end of 2011, all 11 campuses had regained full accreditation after demonstrating significant progress in this area; the board of trustees is the governing body of the University of Puerto Rico.

Its membership consists of private citizens who are supposed to represent the public interest, faculty members, student representatives, may or may not include an exofficio political officeholder. This inconsistency happens as the board's structure changes whenever a political party gains power, us