January 24, 2013

Of Interest: Jan. 24, 2013


---- — Public Radio station evacuated but still on air

ALBANY — Due to an underground gas leak, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio was forced to evacuate its offices and studios on Central Avenue in Albany on Wednesday.

The station will be broadcasting network programming from the BBC and National Public Radio until authorities deem it is safe to return to the building.

In the meantime, listeners can keep apprised of the situation by accessing WAMC’s website at or Facebook page at

Flu clinic will accept walk-ins today

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Health Department will be allowing walk-ins to the flu clinic scheduled for today.

The clinic will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Health Department at 133 Margaret St., on the second floor in the large meeting room.

Those who have already scheduled an appointment should arrive for the scheduled time; walk-ins will be fit into next available open time slots.

The vaccine cost is $30 unless covered by your insurance.

Flu mist is no longer available at the Clinton County Health Department, but all other flu vaccine is still in ready supply for all age groups. People are asked to dress appropriately (short sleeves) for easy access to the upper arm.

For more information on flu, go to the website at or visit Facebook at

Students to learn about State Legislature

PERU — The League of Women Voters has asked area state lawmakers to volunteer their time to educate and interact with students from area schools in Clinton and Essex counties so they can learn how the New York State Legislature in Albany works.

This program is presented through the eyes of Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and freshman Assemblyman Dan Stec. It will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Peru Central High School.

This is also an awards program where two student delegates, chosen by their schools based on achievement, character and interest in government, will receive public recognition, letters of commendation and certificates signed by all three state legislators.

At the end of the morning, one delegate from Clinton County and one delegate from Essex County will be chosen by lottery to attend the Students Inside Albany event from April 14 to 17.

Students will have the opportunity to shadow both an assembly member and a state senator. This program is possible in part by donations from Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary and the Northeast Labor Council.

Further information can be found on the League of Women Voters website:

CCC hosting site review for nursing accreditation

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program.

People are invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the main academic building (Moore Building) in room 105M.

Comments can also be made in writing. Submit those to Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or email:

All written comments should arrive by Feb. 4.