February 23, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 23, 2013

River subsides; Malone street reopened

MALONE — Lower Park Street is reopened to traffic; the state of emergency was lifted Friday following weeks of flooding.

Town Supervisor Howard Maneely made the announcement after making a 7 a.m. inspection of the conditions with Franklin County Emergency Services Director Ricky Provost.

“The Salmon River is back where it should be,” he said with a laugh.

That wasn’t the case most of the past month, when a 4,000-foot ice jam clogged the river and sent flood waters along the 300 block of Lower Park Street, forcing the evacuation of several homes.

Water at times 4-feet high rushed down the street, contaminating well water at some homes and overwhelming septic systems.

Plans are under way to have the government buy out the flooded properties.

NACS Board working on budget

ELLENBURG — The Northern Adirondack School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the District Office conference room for a public budget session.

An executive session associated with the performance history of particular employees and collective negotiations will take place at about 6:30 p.m. The board will reconvene for public session at about 7.

The board will recognize the John J. Herbert Scholar Athletes, and the superintendent will discuss the New York State School Technology Voucher Program.

Find the full agenda at:

The meeting is open to the public.

Beekmantown School Board to meet

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Middle/High School Library. 

Agenda items include a side letter of agreement with the Beekmantown Teachers Association and a 2013-2014 budget work session.

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