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January 31, 2013

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Bank to close branch located in Price Chopper

DEWITT — Community Bank System Inc. will be closing its Plattsburgh Price Chopper branch and relocating it into the branch located at 524 State Route 3, effective April 5.

Customers won’t need to do anything as it relates to the transition, as all accounts will automatically be transferred to the new location, the bank said in a news release.

There will be no layoffs associated with the relocation.

“We looked at the proximity of our five branches in Plattsburgh and decided this was the best move for both our customers and employees,” Hal Wentworth, senior vice president of retail banking, said in a news release.

“Customers will continue to receive the same level of service from the remaining branches as all staff will be relocated to those locations. Community Bank will continue to have a total of four other branches in the Plattsburgh area that will all be happy to serve the needs of our transitioning customers.”

The other branches are located at 524 State Route 3, 9 Margaret St., Wal-Mart at 25 Consumer Square and 468 State Route 3.

Customers who have questions may speak with the staff at any Community Bank location or call 1-800-388-4679.

Common Council sets agenda for tonight’s meeting

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will review several items at tonight’s meeting.

Among them are a request from the Municipal Lighting Department to write off unpaid final bills for Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2011 in the amount of $1,927.71, and a request from Kendra Gertsch to hold the Winter Blues Walk on the Oval on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise awareness for cancer screenings.

The meeting begins with a work session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Both meetings are open to the public.

Peru Central School Board sets special meeting for tonight

PERU — Peru Central’s Board of Education will be holding a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. today in the Primary School Library.

The board is expected to immediately proceed into executive session for the purpose of discussing particular individuals being considered for employment.

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