July 2, 2013

Of Interest: July 2, 2013


Beekmantown School Board meeting set

BEEKMANTOWN — The annual organizational meeting of Beekmantown Central School Board will be held at 6:15 tonight in the Middle/High School library.

The board will elect a president and vice president, designate meeting dates and make annual appointments.

The regular meeting will continue with appointments and contract awards. A complete agenda is available on the district website:

The public may attend.


More city hydrant flushing planned for today

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Fire Department will continue flushing hydrants today.

The streets affected, sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be Crescent Driver, Eastgate, Carlton, Drive, Broadway, Trafalgar, Pinewood, Flaglar, Belmont, Saratoga Court, Prospect, Addoms and Jeffrey Lane.

Water in the system will be stirred up and may be cloudy or rust colored coming out of the faucet during the flushing. Residents are urged to avoid washing clothes or bathing during that time.


Some communities holding earlyJuly 4 festivities

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake and Ticonderoga have Independence Day activities planned for Wednesday.

The Tupper Lake Independence Day Celebration and Race Night will be held starting at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Park on Demars Boulevard.

Bed races, sack races, live music and performances by the 198 Army Band from Rochester are planned.

Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on the waterfront.

In Ticonderoga, the Best Fourth in the North includes events from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Bicentennial Park, with food, vendors and carnival rides (bracelets 5 to 9 p.m., $20).

At 5 and 7 p.m., Buffalo Barfield & Unherd-of-Entertainment Live! and Americana entertain. At 6 and 8 p.m., White Hot Monkey Love performs.

The Ticonderoga celebration continues Thursday.


DWI crackdown planned over holiday week

MALONE — State, city and county police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving over the holiday week.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start Wednesday and will end Monday.

Fourth of July Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving, according to a news release from Clinton County STOP-DWI Coordinator Sgt. Frank Mercier.

Police across the state will be out in force to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths.

People who are drinking an encouraged to use designated drivers, walk, ride, carpool or call a taxi.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers, Mercier said.


War of 1812 Museum to be closed Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — The War of 1812 Museum, operated by the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in celebration of the holiday.

The museum, located at 31 Washington Road, Plattsburgh, will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday.


Average gas prices lower in New York

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70 per gallon on Sunday, June 30, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with a national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 per galllon, according to the website

Prices Sunday were 11.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 2.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 13.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.9 cents per gallon higher than one year ago.


Mooers Free Library receives state grant

MOOERS — An application for the 2012-2013 Public Library Construction Grant Program was recently approved, said Mooers Free librarian Jackie Madison.

The grant is for $30,467.

Part of the grant’s requirements are that construction begin within 180 days of approval.