Malone Chamber to host Start-Up NY seminar today
MALONE — North Country Community College is co-hosting an informational seminar with the Malone Chamber of Commerce on state tax incentives for business at noon today on the Malone campus of North Country Community College.
NCCC President Dr. Steve Tyrell and North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas, who is also co-chair of the North Country Regional Development Council, will give a short presentation on opportunities through Start-Up NY.
The initiative aims to provide major incentives for businesses to relocate, start up or significantly expand in New York state through affiliations with public and private universities, colleges and community colleges.
Tyrell and Douglas will answer questions about how local businesses can leverage the new tax incentives connected to that project.
The seminar is free and open to the public.
Saranac Lake lifts boil-water order
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works officially ended the boil-water order for Circle Street and Park Avenue from Circle Street to Baker Street as of 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“The DPW appreciates the patience of the residents of the Park Avenue and Circle Street area and thanks them for their co-operation,” a press release said.
The order was issued after a water-main break on Friday night.
ELCS to involve community in budget process
ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School is looking for school community feedback on budgeting in preparation for winter 2014-2015 school budget development.
The school will host the first of three public forums hosted by Superintendent Scott Osborne at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the school’s conference room.
The other sessions are set for March 17 and April 7.
The first forum will start with a brief outline of key budget facts, including an outline of the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal. Then district residents will take part in small group discussions focused on staffing patterns, student enrollment figures and future priorities.
Attendees will be asked to fill out a brief stakeholder survey.
“Hosting a public forum on our school budget gives the community a chance to learn more about the school’s budget and offer suggestions for the School Board to consider,” Superintendent Scott Osborne said in a press release.
For more information, call 873-6371.
Peru Central School has new website
PERU — Peru Central School has redesigned its website and is looking for feedback.
The redesign began last school year when a group of staff members and community volunteers gathered over several months to draft a set of recommendations to improve district communication.
Since that time, staff members from across the district have been working with a technology team to expand, organize and enhance the quality of information provided.
In a press release, the district said it will continue to build upon that work.
New interactive features have been added, and a great deal of content on classroom pages has been provided.
Find the new site at: http://www.perucsd.org.
To share comments, check the new website and click on the feedback survey available via the survey link or under “Quick Links” on the left side of the home page.
Veterans exemption under discussion at Moriah Central
MORIAH — The Moriah Central School Board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, on the possibility of a veterans exemption.
The hearing, to take place in the High School library, will be followed by a regular board meeting.
Agenda items include review of financial reports and personnel discussions.
See the entire agenda at www.moriahk12.org.
NACS School Board working on budget
ELLENBURG — The Northern Adirondack School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the District Office conference room for a public budget session.
An executive session associated with the performance history of particular employees and collective negotiations will take place at about 6:30 p.m. The board will reconvene for public session business at about 7 p.m.
The board will recognize Colleen Anstett for being awarded the Arts in Education Mosaic Project for the 2014 school year.
The board will also review the Elementary Response to Intervention Plan and discuss the veterans tax exemption.
The full agenda is available on the district’s website, www.nacs1.org.
The meeting is open to the public.