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April 15, 2014

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Republicans to host governor candidate at Bangor Fire Dept.

NORTH BANGOR — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be at the Bangor Fire Department for a meet-and-greet sponsored by the Franklin County Republican Committee.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the firehouse at 2367 Route 11 and is to be an opportunity for residents to speak with the candidate and ask questions.

Other members of the Republican Party, including elected officials, business leaders and Republican Committee members will also be on hand.

For more information, contact Party Chairman Ray Scollin at 572-3013 or email him at


More veterans disability claims to be expedited

PLATTSBURGH — A new process to expedite disability claims filed by veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation rating of 100 percent Permanent & Total has begun.

Social Security will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.

In order to receive the expedited service, veterans must tell Social Security they have a VA disability compensation rating of 100 percent P&T and show proof of their disability rating with their VA notification letter.

The VA rating only expedites Social Security disability claims processing and does not guarantee an approval for benefits. The veterans must still meet the strict eligibility requirements for a disability allowance.

For more information, visit Learn more about how Wounded Warrior’s disability claims are handled at:


Dannemora sets hearing on local law

DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Town Council will hold a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Town Municipal Building, 78 Higby Rd., Chazy Lake, for the purpose of comment on proposed local law 2014-1 authorizing the award of purchase contracts on the basis of best value. 

The hearing will be immediately followed by the regular Town Council meeting.

The meeting is open to the public.


AuSable Town Council to discuss bids

AuSABLE — The Town of AuSable Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to discuss the bids for the electrical and standby generator and anything else that may come before the board.

Also, the Town of AuSable Planning Board meeting for April 23 has been canceled. 

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