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May 4, 2014

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All customers now on the program will remain, with the budget amount appearing on the top portion of their bill commencing in June.

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Grants available through Border Commission

WASHINGTON — Grant funds are available through the Northern Border Regional Commission.

Funds will be awarded to projects that develop infrastructure, provide workforce training and business development, provide health care and public services to underserved areas, promote resource conservation or promote renewable or alternative energy production.

“Northern Border Regional Commission grants strengthen local economies and encourage job creation and workforce readiness,” said Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) said in a news release.

The commission was created by the Congress to alleviate economic distress and save or create job opportunities throughout the Northeast. It is responsible for Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Fulton, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Sandy Blitz, federal co-chair of the commission, indicated that they intend to award roughly $4.5 million by September, with a maximum grant of $250,000.

For more information, contact the New York State Department of State at 473-3355 or regional economic development councils.

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Franklin Academy accepting scholarship applications

MALONE — The Academic Board of Trustees of Franklin Academy is accepting applications for two post-graduate scholarships until May 15.

The scholarships will be awarded at ceremonies in June.

The Alfred A. Hartmann Sr. Medical Scholarship will go to a medical student or students residing in Franklin County.

The Hon. Robert G. Main, Sr. and Hon. Robert G. Main Jr. Legal Scholarship can go to any law school student who lives in the Fourth Judicial District, with primary consideration given to Franklin County residents.

Applicants for either scholarship must apply in writing no later than May 15 in letter or resume form, including information on academic performance at the undergraduate and graduate level, as appropriate, together with the applicant’s basis for seeking an award and plans or aspirations upon graduation. Include any references in a separately sealed envelope.

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