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October 9, 2013

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Clinic being held today on child safety seats

RAY BROOK — New York State Police Troop B and Adirondack Medical Center will be hosting a child safety seat clinic at Troop B Headquarters, State Route 86 in Ray Brook from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The event will be held in the garage at the rear of the building.

Technicians will be on hand to inspect seats, assist with installations, provide information and answer questions regarding child-seat safety.

For more information contact Technical Sergeant Brian Goetz at 897-2000 or email brian.goetz@troopers.ny.gov.

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State plans session to help with STAR registration

PLATTSBURGH — The New York State Tax Department will register homeowners receiving the Basic STAR exemption at the Plattsburgh City School District’s Duken Building, 49 Broad St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

The program impacts 15,445 Basic STAR recipients in Clinton County (56 percent of whom have registered to date) and 2.6 million homeowners statewide.

Senior citizens receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not impacted.

The registration facilitates Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to protect New Yorkers from fraud and waste in the STAR Program.

The average homeowner saves $700 as a result of the Basic STAR exemption, which is available on the primary residence of homeowners with incomes under $500,000.

The registration deadline is Dec. 31 in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and thereafter.

Basic STAR recipients have three options to register: Public events such as the one at Duken; online registration at the department’s website, www.tax.ny.gov; and by calling 457-2036.

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Political Party Fair planned for Thursday

PLATTSBURGH  — The Plattsburgh League of Women Voters will hold its annual Political Party Fair at SUNY Plattsburgh noon to 4 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 10.

Featured speaker Victor DelRegno Jr. will talk on political advocacy and awareness.

The fair is a means through which to educate the student body and public on the importance of citizenship, voting and the political process in whole.

The idea is to help students and the Plattsburgh community become better educated about well-known parties and issues. Each representative will be assigned a location within the fair to provide information.

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