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April 17, 2014

Of Interest: April 17, 2014

Burke bridge closed for repairs

BURKE — The bridge in the Village of Burke on County Route 23 is closed for repair for about two months. 

Through traffic should take alternative routes and follow detour signs.


Open-burn ban in place until May 14

PLATTSBURGH — An open-burn ban is in place for many area of the state through May 14.

Concerned about the many grass fires and wildland fires every spring, the Clinton County Firefighters Association issued a press release to remind people of that.

“After that point, there may be local laws that prohibit or restrict open fires,” the release said. “You should always check with your local municipality or fire department before burning.”

Learn more at the State Department of Environmental Conservation website:


Keeseville Fire plans training

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Fire Department will conduct a live fire training on Saturday, April 19, at 14 North St. in Port Kent. 

The following roads will be closed most of the day: the north end of North Street, all of First Street, and Lake Street from the dry hydrant to North Street.

The department will also be using the hydrant system.


Rouses Point Village Board to discuss litigation

ROUSES POINT — The Rouses Point Village Board will hold a special meeting at about 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Halstead Hall at the Rouses Point Civic Center. 

The board will enter executive session to discuss a pending litigation. 

The regularly scheduled Village Board meeting will commence at 7 p.m.


Beekmantown School Board to vote on CVES Board

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School Board will meet at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Superintendent’s Office.

Agenda items include voting on the Champlain Valley Education Services five vacant Board of Education seats and the tentative CVES administrative budget. 

A complete agenda is available on the district website at

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