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No Luck Finding Time Capsule Buried at Port Chester Middle School

Search to resume on Monday for container planted by 5th-graders 20 years ago.

There was lots of excitement this afternoon as Port Chester Middle School students gathered for the unearthing of a 20-year-old time capsule, but the excitement soon turned to mystery.

After about an hour of digging, the time capsule buried just outside the school superintendent's office could not be found. Principal Patrick Swift has a pretty good idea of the general area where the time capsule should be — a tree was planted 20 years ago to mark the location — but he said there is no marker to pinpoint the exact spot where the time capsule was buried.

Swift says the search will continue on Monday, when current fifth-graders will get hopefully get a chance to see what went into the time capsule put together by fifth-graders from 1992.

William Demarest (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Maintenance workers from PCMS kept digging even after the kids went back to class ... they were determined to find the time capsule and were disappointed when they came up empty. They are determined to find it on Monday.
June October 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM
They should listen to the few students who were originally there when it was burried.. They are so close but, maybe on Monday
Richard Gonzalez October 13, 2012 at 12:56 AM
i just want to see whats in there 20 years seems like yesterday but its been such a long time. 20 years ago there wasnt even the internet that i can recall and when we did get on the internet we had dial up. im just so excited about this whole thing its amazing how things change so fast.
William Demarest (Editor) October 13, 2012 at 09:43 AM
The four former students who were there to help out yesterday did provide lots of assistance in the dig, but even they were not certain exactly where the time capsule went into the ground. They were eager for the capsule to be found and hung around even as the kids went back to class.
Aidan October 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM
“Lost time is never found again.” Ben Franklin

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