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January 28, 2013

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Westport schedules special town

meeting Thursday

WESTPORT — The Westport Town Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, to discuss personnel matters.

All meetings are open to the public.

ARC Foundation to offer scholarships

PLATTSBURGH — The ARC Foundation of Clinton County is offering scholarships for the 2013-14 school sessions.

The scholarships are:

Two for $500 each for high school graduates who have been residents of Clinton County for three years and accepted full time in a degree program in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled.

$1,000 for attendance at Clinton Community College for a resident of Clinton County for three years accepted full time in a degree program as a first- or second-year student in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled.

$2,000 for attendance at SUNY Plattsburgh for a resident of Clinton County for three years accepted full time in a degree program as a sophomore, junior or senior in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled.

Applications must be received by March 1.

For complete scholarship guidelines and an application, call Sharron Graves at 563-0930 or email sgraves@cviarc.org.

Pink chair being used for chamber fundraiser

SARANAC LAKE — This year, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has painted its Great Adirondack Ice Out Chair hot pink in an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and the local chamber.

Community members and tourists will spot the chair all over town with the Pink Chair Your Friends fundraiser. “Put a smile on your neighbors’ faces as they walk outside to a giant pink chair in the front of their business/home, a perfect spin on the famous “pink flamingo prank,” the chamber said in a news release.

Call the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 891-1990 to place the chair for $25. The chamber will also reveal the prankster for $10. And for $10 per day, businesses can host the chair.

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