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July 12, 2014

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Handgun registration changes made

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Clerk’s Office has announced some changes in handgun registration, effective immediately, to be in compliance with the New York SAFE Act.

Gun-specific purchase coupons will be issued only for the weapon being registered with a receipt from a licensed gun dealer.

“This applies to gun show purchases as well,” a media release from the Clerk’s Office said. “No blank coupons will be issued.”

As well, cross registration of handguns will be permitted between immediate family members only, limited to parents, spouses, children, domestic partners and stepchildren/stepparents.

Gun sales to an individual other than immediate family require a National Instant Criminal Background Check System

(NICS) check performed by a gun dealer. The buyer must present proof of the NICS check at the time the weapon is registered, the release said.

“You must register the handgun prior to possessing it,” the release said.

Revised bill of sale/transfer forms and cross-registration forms are available at the Clerk’s Office.

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Agenda planned for LPCS Board meeting

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Board of Education Conference Room, Administrative Services Building, 50 Cummings Road. 

Agenda items include a special-education presentation, personnel matters and sports mergers.

The public may attend.

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ELCS Board to reorganize, consider contract OK

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 in the Conference Room.

The board will hold its annual reorganizational meeting at that time, addressing such matters as electing board president and designating other key officers.

The regular monthly meeting will follow with agenda items including a public hearing on the proposed Code of Conduct for 2014-2015; consider ratification of the contract with the Support Staff Association; award a recent bid for a roofing contractor associated with the EXCEL roof project; and review district policies on smoking on school grounds, public participation at board meetings, computer resources and use of surveillance cameras on school grounds.

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