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March 26, 2014

Of Interest: March 26, 2014

City of Plattsburgh forum set for April 7

PLATTSBURGH — City of Plattsburgh Common Council Ward 1 Councilor Rachelle Armstrong will host the third Community Forum of 2014 at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department (base gymnasium) Community Room, downstairs.  

She will report on current City Council business, the latest news about South Catherine Street construction, future council proposals and steps the city is taking in the areas of planning and development.

Armstrong regards this forum as one of the many efforts the Common Council has made to solicit community input. 

“The City Council and Mayor (James) Calnon have invited community input on a number of topics, among them development of Dock Street Landing, snow removal and pet policies,” she said in a press release. “In addition, during virtually every Council discussion involving existing and future advisory boards, we have stressed the importance of broad-based representation that includes citizens from all walks of life. We want the public to know that the city values stakeholder’s concerns and views. This kind of grassroots involvement is the basis of a healthy democracy.”

Armstrong and Councilor Mike Kelly joined together for forums in February and March, meeting with wards 1 and 2. 

“We were gratified by the number of people who attended, despite the frigid temperatures,” she said. “Both Mike and I have learned a great deal through these exchanges.” 

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Eldercare Program, Caregiver Center have moved 

PLATTSBURGH — Behavioral Health Services North’s Eldercare Program and Caregiver Resource Center has moved to the Russell Barnard Apartments, 46 Flynn Avenue, Suite 612A, in the City of Plattsburgh.

The move, according to a press release, allows the programs “to serve families in a comfortable, welcoming location.”

The phone number has changed and is now 324-3881.

All support groups still meet in the same locations and at the same day and time: 12:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the United Way Offices, 45 Tom Miller Road and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia St.

There is also a telephonic Caregiver Support Group. To learn more, call 324-3881.

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