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August 1, 2013

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City Council to meet 

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will take action on several items at tonight’s meeting.

Among them are a request from Dr. Paolo Fedi to provide a children’s bounce castle on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the City Parking Lot between the Farmer’s Market and the vacant gas station during the Farmer’s Market family celebration event, and a request for the city engineer to advertise for bids for heating system improvements at the Crete Brothers Gym.

The meeting begins with a work session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Both meetings are open to the public.

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Congressman to hold telephone ‘town hall’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, Congressman Bill Owens will speak with constituents during a live telephone “town hall.”

The call is part of the congressman’s ongoing effort to connect with constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District.

Owens (D-Plattsburgh) will give a short update on events in Washington, D.C., as they relate to the Farm Bill, immigration reform and sequestration, followed by live questions asked by constituents.

The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. A random sample of residents in the district will receive an invitation by telephone to participate. 

Others can request an invitation by emailing their name and complete phone number to ny21townhall@mail.house.gov; calling (202) 225-4611; or filling out the form provided at http://owens.house.gov/Contact/TeletownHall.htm.

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Beekmantown Central to appoint new super

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School Board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the Middle/High School Library. 

Agenda items include committee reports and the appointment of the superintendent of schools. 

The meeting is open to the public.

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JCEO taking applications for school supplies

PLATTSBURGH — JCEO has begun accepting applications for children in grades kindergarten through 2 who are in need of assistance to obtain school supplies.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 15 at local JCEO outreach centers or the main office at 54 Margaret St., Plattsburgh.

They are also accepting donations of school supplies at these locations.

Call Marie Navarro at 561-6310 for more information. 

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