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September 10, 2013

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Westport Central Board to hear capital-project update Thursday

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the school library.

Agenda items include financial reports and a capital-project update.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Clinton CountyWoodmen to remember 9/11 in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD — Woodmen of the World Chapter 1016 will hold an Honor and Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, on the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, as will Woodmen chapters around the United States.

In Chesterfield, a new flagpole will be dedicated, and the public is invited.

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Oprah ‘Book of the Week’ written by PSUassistant professor 

PLATTSBURGH — A book by a SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member has been selected as an Oprah “Book of the Week.”

Assistant Professor of English Elizabeth Cohen’s “The Hypothetical Girl” is a collection of stories about love in the digital age. It explores what happens when romance meets tech in chat rooms, texts emails and instant messages, according to a press release from the college.

“Clearly, this book is about the state of modern romance, but it’s also about our timeless fascination with identity — a weighty subject that Cohen handles with intelligence and a dash of much-needed whimsical comedy,” writes Leigh Newman in the Oprah.com review.

Cohen, who discovered the listing last week, said that, at first, she didn’t know why she was receiving all of the correspondence congratulating her.

“Then, I saw the review, which was such a treat because the reviewer had obviously actually read the stories.”

The best part of it, she said in the release, was hearing from all of her old friends. 

“It was like having a Facebook birthday all over again.”

Read the review at: http://bit.ly/HypotheticalGirl. Learn more about the book at: http://www.thehypotheticalgirl.com.

The book is available for purchase online at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.

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