City of Plattsburgh to test snow-ban-parking lights
PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh will test its snow-ban-parking emergency lights today and reminds motorists to find off-road parking areas for the winter months.
When the orange snow-ban-parking lights are on, vehicles cannot be parked along city streets. Vehicles in violation will be towed, a press release said.
“If you get in the habit of always parking off the road from November 1 until March 31, you will save yourself money and aggravation,” Public Works Superintendent Arsene M. Brodi said.
Bridge repair completed in Town of Ellenburg
ELLENBURG — The Narrows Road Bridge in the Town of Ellenburg has reopened following rehabilitation.
The Clinton County Highway Department had diverted traffic during the work.
Champlain Tree Lighting, Decorating Contest set
CHAMPLAIN — Judging for the Village of Champlain Holiday Decorating Contest will begin Friday, Dec. 13, and continue through Friday, Dec. 20.
Residents are asked to turn on their display lights by 7 each evening.
There will be three categories: Best Overall Display, Best Daytime Display and Best Nighttime Display.
The winners will be listed in the Press-Republican and posted at the Village Office and village website after Jan. 1.
Also, the Village of Champlain will hold its annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Paquette Park on Main Street.
There will be caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.
Toll-free calls provided to Philippines through Dec. 31
PLATTSBURGH — All calls by current Champlain Telephone and PrimeLink long-distance customers made to the Philippines are toll-free through Dec. 31.
An increase in calls since the catastrophic Nov. 8 typhoon in the Philippines prompted the move, according to a press release.
“The management of Champlain Telephone and PrimeLink realizes that the customers they serve have family, friends and colleagues in the Philippines,” it said. “With the holiday season approaching, it is more important than ever for people in our area to be able to connect with loved ones living and/or working in the Philippines.”
Both residential and business calls are toll-free and are retroactive to Nov. 8.
Customers making calls to the Philippines do not need to do anything to their accounts in order to take advantage of the offer.
Calls to operators or directory assistance be charged at the usual rate.
City of Plattsburgh Assessment Office closed Dec. 16
PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Assessment Office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 16.
“We apologize for any inconvenience,” Assessor Kathy Livingston said in a release.
Westport School Board meeting planned
WESTPORT — The Westport Central School Board will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the library.
Agenda items will include the 2014-15 budget calendar and discussion.