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December 6, 2013

Of Interest: Dec. 6, 2013

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.”

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