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February 19, 2013

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Tupper Lake Village Board to choose new police chief

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Village Board will appoint a new police chief at tonight’s meeting.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. to Village Offices. Police Chief Thomas J. Fee will be presented with a plaque for his 34 years of service to the community. The new police chief will start work on Feb. 28.

Also on the agenda are:

▶ A request from the Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Association to use the Municipal Park to host Woodsmen’s Days July 9 through 16 and one from the Adirondack Lakes Center for Arts to use the Flanders Park Aug. 2 to host Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth.

▶ Discussion about Mercy Care for the Adirondacks work with Aging in Place Task Forces in each of the Tri-Lakes communities to help them become more aging-friendly. The Task Force is collaborating with student volunteers from Tupper Lake Junior/Senior High School to assist elders with fall, winter and spring yard work.

The board meeting is open to all.

Feinberg Library to host debate series

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library is sponsoring a new series of point-counterpoint debates, “The Dead Talks.”

Free and open to the public, these will take place in the library’s third-floor reading room.

The schedule is: “Is Peace Among Religions Dead?” by Dr. Becky Kasper with world religions students, 5 p.m. today; “Is Feminism Dead?” by Dr. Simona Sharoni with gender and women’s studies students, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26; and “Is the Public Good Dead?” by Dr. Tom Moran and Dr. Richard Schaffer, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

For more information, contact Cerise Oberman at 564-5184 or

Saranac Lake School Board meeting planned Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Petrova Library.

The agenda includes discussion of roles of the New York State School Board Association’s Rural School Association and Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES. There also will be a discussion about the top 10 percent of the graduating class.

The meeting is open to the public.

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