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November 5, 2012

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New temporary bridge to be used in Peru

PERU — Beginning today, New York State Department of Transportation will begin use of a temporary bridge on State Route 22 in the area of the Interstate 87 overpass at Exit 36.

The temporary bridge will be in place about eight months while a new structure is constructed over I-87.

Group formed to help with hurricane relief

BLACK BROOK — A group called Friends of the Community has formed to collect items for the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Donations can be taken to 2444 Route 9N in Black Brook (the blue building next to Rod’s) from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9. Needed are non-perishable items, paper products, personal-care items, cleaning supplies and baby items, such as diapers, wipes, formula, cereal, baby food, bottles, sippy cups. Also needed are pet supplies, work gloves, tarps, tools, toys for infants and kids, coloring books, crayons and other art supplies.

No clothing will be accepted at this time.

People who can’t drop off during the designated times should call 647-5411 or 647-5302.

Also, a blood drive and bone-marrow testing is planned at the Black Brook Town Hall, 18 North Main St., AuSable Forks, from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 to respond to the need caused by the hurricane.

College Council meeting set for today in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. today in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Brian Post, director of the Upward Bound. He will discuss the program, which serves high-school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants successfully complete both their secondary and post-secondary education. Plattsburgh’s Upward Bound alumni graduate from college at double the rate of other low-income students and at higher rates than all U.S. adults.

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