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November 13, 2013

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Veterans Resource Fair set for today

SARANAC LAKE — A Veterans Resource Fair will be held 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Saranac Lake Town Hall.

The event, sponsored by Albany Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Saranac Lake Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, will provide information about the services available veterans.

Local resource providers have been invited to set up tables at the event, as well.

Veterans can enroll for VA health care at the event, which meets the requirement set forth under the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Westport School Board to discuss audit

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the library.

Agenda items include a report by the school auditor and a facility-use request.

All meetings are open to the public.

Polar Plunge shows progress as event nears

PLATTSBURGH — More people have signed up for the fourth-annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge for Special Olympics than the total who took the frigid dip last year at Plattsburgh City Beach.

And a recent count showed more than $13,500 had already been raised by 260-plus participants representing more than 35 teams.

“Many more plungers are expected during the final stretch leading up to the event, which helps support and raise awareness for the local athletes of Special Olympics NY,” a press release said.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16.

Longtime supporters and top sponsors Ambit Energy, FOP Lodge 999, Eagle Country, Nomad Airstream and Plattsburgh Distributing are joined this year by several businesses, including Taylor Rental & Party Plus, Wal-Mart in Plattsburgh, Dunkin’ Donuts, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the American Legion of Clinton County, Michigans Plus, The Pepper, Electric Beach Tanning and Yando’s Big M. 

Several other local businesses sponsor individual teams and participants for the Polar Plunge or donate in-kind products or services, the release said.

Learn more, including how to sign up, at

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