January 31, 2014

Of Interest: Jan. 31, 2014

Police crack down on DWI for Super Bowl weekend

ALBANY — New York State Police will join other law enforcement agencies across the state in a special effort to crackdown on impaired and distracted driving during Super Bowl Weekend.

The statewide STOP-DWI and Texting While Driving Crackdown efforts will start today and run through Feb. 3.

The New York State Police will be collaborating with County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related and distracted driving injuries and deaths.

“During this campaign period, drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, dedicated DWI enforcement patrols, underage-drinking and sales-to-minors details across New York state,” State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico said.

“Our troopers will also be working to keep motorists and pedestrians safe on New York’s roadways by identifying drivers who are illegally using hand-held devices while driving.”

Music scholarship to be awarded by Kiwanis Club

PLATTSBURGH — The Kiwanis Club of Plattsburgh is accepting applications for its $500 Grace Belden Music Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior accepted into a music program at a four-year college or to a current college student majoring in music who graduated from one of six local high schools.

The award is named for Grace Belden, who contributed her musical piano talents to the Kiwanis Club for many years. Previous scholarship winners have attended the Crane School of Music and SUNY Plattsburgh.

Applicants must hold a GPA of 85 or higher, have a record of community service, be current residents of Clinton County and must be graduates of Plattsburgh High School, Seton Catholic High School, Peru High School, Saranac High School, Beekmantown High School or Chazy High School.

Application materials should be mailed to: Kiwanis Club of Plattsburgh, Grace Belden Music Scholarship Committee, PO Box 2064, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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