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May 26, 2013

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St. Mary’s Bazaar will be open Memorial Day

CHAMPLAIN — Due to inclement weather, the St. Mary’s Bazaar will also be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

The car drawing that was scheduled to take place Sunday will now be held at the close of the bazaar Monday.

All other activities for the bazaar remain as scheduled.

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BOCES to hold special meeting

MALONE — A special BOCES meeting will be held via video conference at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29.

It will be held via video conference between the North Franklin Educational Center, 23 Huskie Lane, Malone; the Adirondack Educational Center, 711 State Route 3, Saranac Lake; and the Tupper Lake Central School District, 294 Hosley Ave., Tupper Lake.

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City School District to hold forum on Middle School principal hopefuls

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School District will host a public forum for the finalist candidates for Staff Middle School principal Wednesday, May 29.

The forum will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Stafford Middle School Auditorium.

Each finalist will present their background and discuss their vision for Stafford Middle School. Anonymous feedback forms will be provided to participants who wish to submit written comments to the Plattsburgh City Board of Education.

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Trees planted along Ausable River

KEENE VALLEY — In three hours, under sunny skies and in unseasonable heat, 86 volunteers helped the Ausable River Association, Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District and the State Department of Environmental Conservation plant 2,500 trees and shrubs along the east branch of the Ausable River at Rivermede Farm and on town property in Keene Valley.

Volunteers replaced 54,000 square feet of riparian buffer. These riverside trees and shrubs were planted along a 2,800-foot streambank restoration project, which was completed last summer in partnership with the River Association, Soil and Water Conservation District, Trout Unlimited and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The plantings are designed to, over time, protect the restoration project, further stabilize the riverbanks, build the floodplain’s capacity to protect downstream infrastructure and improve wildlife habitat and fishing recreational opportunities.

The trees were supplied by the DEC Saratoga Tree Nursery through the Lake Champlain Basin Trees for Tributaries program, a partnership between DEC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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