Press-Republican

May 8, 2013

Of Interest: May 8, 2013


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---- — Willsboro clerk candidates sought by Rep. Committee

WILLSBORO — The Town of Willsboro Republican Committee previously reported incumbent Beverly Moran was seeking re-election as town clerk, but she has since changed her mind.

The committee will interview candidates for the position, which goes up to vote in November, on May 21. 

Anyone interested in addressing the committee should contact Committee Chairperson Win Belanger at republican@localnet.com or 963-8349.

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AVCS Board to present budget tonight

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Central School Board will hold its annual budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Middle-High School auditorium.

The proposed 2013-14 budget that is up for vote by district residents on May 21 will be presented.

The public is encouraged to attend.

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Tree-care booklet available with donation

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.

”Conservation Trees,” a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, is available by making a $3 donation to the foundation this month.

”Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation in a news release. “Taking care of existing trees is just as critical as planting new ones, and proper care ensures communities are able to fully enjoy the diverse benefits of urban forestry.”

The booklet provides details about the right way to plant and prune trees and tips on using shade trees and windbreaks to save on energy costs, attracting songbirds and creating a living snow fence.

To receive the Conservation Trees booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 or order online at arborday.org/conservationtrees.ree.

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Stec to give NCCC commencement address

SARANAC LAKE — Assemblyman Daniel Stec will deliver the commencement address at North Country Community College’s 46th-annual commencement, set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sparks Athletic Complex on the Saranac Lake campus.

Associate degrees will be awarded to 285 students, including Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science. Eighty six one-year certificates in Office Technology, Community Residence Aide, Practical Nursing and Certificate in Computer Graphics will also be awarded.

The presentation of the graduates to the Board of Trustees will be announced by Grand Marshal Bobbie Karp, director of Campus and Student Life.

Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking will be reserved at the gymnasium complex for guests requiring special accommodations. Both the commencement and reception areas are ADA accessible. 

A free shuttle service will run from the Science Building (Mulholland Hall) through the campus to the Sparks Athletic Complex, beginning at 10 a.m. After the ceremony, the same transportation will be available to bring people to the reception in the Connector portion of the classroom building.

North Country Community College, sponsored by Essex and Franklin counties, is a unit of the State University of New York with campuses in Malone, Ticonderoga and Saranac Lake.

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Rouses Point schedules power outage

ROUSES POINT — The Village of Rouses Point will hold a village-wide power outage from 6 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. 

A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, also from 6 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m.  

The purpose of this outage is for repairs by the New York Power Authority on equipment at the substation.