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February 5, 2014

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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