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February 14, 2014

Of Interest: Feb. 14, 2014

Economic Development Council meeting moved

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Economic Development Council plans to meet today despite the overnight snowstorm.

The meeting is still set for 1 to 2 p.m. but it was moved from the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh to the Hermes Conference Room in AuSable Hall (the new School of Business building) at SUNY Plattsburgh.

The location change will enable people who can’t be there to participate via technology.

The council, which is responsible for screening development projects for funding recommendations, covers Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. 

The meeting is open to all.

Bus service canceled in Essex Co. due to storm

LEWIS — Due to heavy snow conditions, Essex County Public Transportation Department will not be operating public transit to or from Elizabethtown today.

The CHAMP bus system will not be operating between Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga and other points.

Mountain Valley Shuttle between Jay and Ray Brook will be operating, along with the Placid Xpress service in Lake Placid. These will not stop operation unless there is a declared State of Emergency in the county.

Lake Champlain almost fully frozen over

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Vermont is estimating that Lake Champlain is 99 percent frozen over.

National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Loconto says it’s the most ice on the lake since 2007, the last time the lake is believed to have frozen over completely.

A century ago the lake would routinely freeze over during the winter. In the 1990s, it froze completely only three times.

Plattsburgh Town Court, office hours adjusted

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Town Court and office will be closed on select days during the week of Feb. 17.

The Court Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, but open the balance of the week.

However, there will be no court sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 18, or Thursday, Feb. 20.

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