Press-Republican

February 27, 2014

Of Interest: Feb. 27, 2014.


Press-Republican

---- — Plattsburgh Common Council to meet today

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today.

Agenda items include action on a number of resolutions, including one that would close City Hall Place from noon to 9 p.m. for First Weekends events on April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8; another that would OK street drives in 2014; and one that would give the mayor authorization to sign an agreement with Stantec for the Traffic Feasibility Study for North Margaret Street, Boynton Avenue and Cumberland Head Road.

A work session is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Both meetings are open to the public.

Food Court restaurant plans renovations

PLATTSBURGH — Flaming Wok, a franchised Chinese restaurant located in the Champlain Centre Food Court, will be closing on Friday, Feb. 28.

The operators will be reopening their business in the mall as China Café.

“The restaurant will undergo an attractive remodel and feature a contemporary look,” Mall Marketing Director Courtney Coryea said in a news release. “China Café plans to reopen within the next month and will be offering the same great combination of Chinese cuisine at outstanding prices that has enabled the Chan family to build one of the most loyal followings in the North Country.”

Parades planned to honor local Olympians

LAKE PLACID (AP) — Lake Placid and Saranac Lake are planning parades to honor local Olympic athletes after they return home.

Kelly Morgan of the Women’s Civic Chamber says she’s been reaching out to the athletes and figures the Saranac Lake festivities will be at the end of March.

Some of the athletes are attending World Cup events in Norway, while others have been invited to visit the White House.

Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall also says it’s too early to set a concrete date for the Olympic village’s event.

Both towns also hosted parades four years ago after the Vancouver Games.

Thirteen of 22 New York state athletes who competed in the Winter Olympics in Sochi are from the North Country. They are: Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, biathlon; Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, biathlon; Annelies Cooke, Saranac Lake, biathlon; Nicholas Cunningham, Lake Placid, bobsled; Billy Demong, Vermontville, Nordic combined; Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake, ski jumping; Jamie Greubel, Lake Placid, bobsled; Erin Hamlin, Lake Placid, luge; Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, Alpine skiing; Chris Mazdzer, Saranac Lake, luge; Matthew Mortensen, Lake Placid, luge; Justin Olsen, Lake Placid, bobsled; and Jayson Terdiman, Lake Placid, luge.