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May 4, 2014

Of Interest: May 4, 2014


The annual meeting to present the proposed budget for 2014-2015 is set for 7:30 p.m.

The public encouraged to attend.

Find agenda materials and public packet at the day of the meeting.


Jay Cleanup Day set for May 17

JAY — Town of Jay Cleanup Day, a free service for residents only, is set for 8 a.m., to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

No businesses can take part.

Residents must bring items to the collection site at the Town of Jay Highway Department on Valley Road in Jay.

Allowed Items are: clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint, cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel, aluminum, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.

Items that are not accepted are: tires, construction or demolition debris, hazardous materials, fencing, propane tanks, household garbage and returnables.

Proof of residency required upon request. All children must remain in the vehicle.


Cardinal Points earns Press Association awards

PLATTSBURGH — For a third time, SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run newspaper, Cardinal Points, has earned several awards from the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Along with three individual awards, the newspaper took second for general excellence in the College Division. The competition included 158 newspapers statewide.

“Being named the second-best college newspaper in general excellence in New York is no small feat, especially considering how many colleges there are,” said Shawn Murphy, department chair of public relations and journalism and Cardinal Points adviser.

Pennsylvania News Media Association members who served as judges, credited Cardinal Points with an “interesting use of graphics and powerful photography,” noting that the paper is a “wonderful asset to the students and their community.”

In addition, Lara Dufresne, from Stillwater, Minn., took third place in column writing; Zachary Ripple, from Selden took third for sports coverage; and both Stanley Blow III, of Swanton, Vt., and Ian Tully, Mastic Beach, took third for editorial writing. Judges were impressed with the journalists’ use of research, reporting and storytelling.

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