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October 23, 2013

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BCSD Tax Office closed Thursday

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School District’s Tax Collector’s Office will be closed this Thursday.


Jay to shut Grove Road Bridge on Thursday

JAY — The Essex County Department of Public Works will be closing the Grove Road Bridge in AuSable Forks on Thursday to conduct a test boring of the soil to gather information for designs for a future new bridge.

The span will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to noon so crews can conduct the study. 

The bridge sidewalk will be open to pedestrian traffic during this time.


Plattsburgh City School Board toreview district’sconcussion policy

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Duken School Building.

If an executive session is needed, it will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the public session at 7 p.m.

At the time, a concussion-management presentation will take place.

As well, the board expects to act on miscellaneous appointments, the girls hockey merger and some business items. And members will also review a first reading on a concussion-management policy.

See the complete agenda at

The public is welcome.


Broadband Roundtable set for Thursday

TUPPER LAKE — Community leaders and elected officials will take part in the Rural Communities Broadband Roundtable at the Wild Center on Thursday. 

The objective is to help North Country communities better understand how broadband can revitalize them and how they can best pursue universal access to broadband, a press release said.

Discussions will include a progress report on the rollout of rural broadband in the North Country, rural success stories and available funding for Distance Learning and Community Connect initiatives.

“The program will focus on the important groundwork that communities need to accomplish in order to be poised to apply for funding assistance, such as assessing and then mapping in detail where broadband is needed,” said Dave Wolff, broadband committee chair of, which initiated the session.

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