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November 19, 2013

Of Interest: Nov. 19, 2013

Holiday Train to arrive Nov. 28 in Rouses Point and other stops

ROUSES POINT — The Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train is slated to roll into Rouses Point at about 9:15 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28.

Lined with Christmas lights, the train delivers live entertainment on a boxcar stage, asking only for nonperishable food and cash donations in return.

The train is expected to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early, so families are encouraged to do the same.

An earlier P-R story had erroneously given the date as Nov. 21.


PBS to film discussion on Common Core Standards

PLATTSBURGH — At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Mountain Lake PBS will film a panel discussion on the Common Core Standards moderated by Thom Hallock, host of Mountain Lake Journal. 

Panelists will include State Education Commissioner John King, a local principal, teacher, parent and superintendent.

This will be the second of four public broadcasting forums by Mountain Lake, in addition to 12 town hall meetings taking place at schools across the state, addressing the controversial implementation of the Common Core Standards.

In a news release, King said that he wants a “respectful, direct and constructive dialogue with parents. More and smaller discussions will make sure there is a real opportunity for parents to be heard.”

The forum will be devoted primarily to randomly selected audience questions. Those who wish to attend the taping are asked to sign up online at 

The taping of the forum will be streamed live online at, so those who can’t attend as audience are invited to join the conversation while watching the event.

This forum will air at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.


Meeting set on Lewis draft comprehensive plan

LEWIS — The draft comprehensive plan for the Town of Lewis is ready and will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday.

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