March 2, 2013

Of Interest: March 2, 2013


---- — Saranac School Board meeting set for Tuesday

SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the District Office in Dannemora.

Some of the items on the agenda include a review of a first draft 2013-14 budget proposal, contract awards, the adoption of new and revised board policies and employment.

A complete agenda is available at the District Office and on the website at

The meeting is open to the public.

Moriah School Board working on budget

MORIAH — Moriah Central School Board will hold two meetings in March to work on its 2013-14 budget.

A budget session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and a combined budget session and regular meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.

The public may attend.

Lake Placid School Board to discuss budget

LAKE PLACID — A regular Lake Placid Central School Board meeting and budget session will be held Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the board conference room at the Administrative Services Center, 50 Cummings Road, Lake Placid.

The regular meeting will take place first, followed by the budget session.

Both are open to the public.

Bill Owens named to Small-Business Caucus in House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Owens has announced his membership on the House Small-Business Caucus.

The group comprises members from both parties and is focused on raising awareness of small-business-related issues, including taxes and regulations, access to capital, technology and infrastructure.

“Small businesses face a unique set of challenges in their efforts to grow and succeed in today’s economy,” Owens said in a statement. “I remain committed to ensuring that job creators across New York have the support they need to do exactly that.”

Also this week, Owens introduced H.R. 815, which would provide a tax credit to small-business owners who increase wages for their employees in a given tax year. The legislation would apply only to wages for employees making up to $50,000 per year, ensuring the credit is tied to wage increases for middle-income workers.