March 21, 2013

Of Interest: March 21, 2013


---- — Port Henry vote results listed

PORT HENRY — Three incumbents were returned to office Tuesday in the Village of Port Henry.

Unchallenged in the election, Mayor Ernest Guerin received 38 votes; Trustee Staley Rich, 33; and Trustee Matthew Brassard, 43, village officials reported Wednesday.

Leadership Program offeredto area students

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh and Northern Tier Rotary Clubs are holding an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 20 on Quarry Road, Plattsburgh, for all high school sophomores or juniors and their families to hear about the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program.

This year, the clubs will be selecting four students and one alternate to attend an intensive 2 1/2-day course on leadership, ethics and life skills June 28 to 30 at Paul Smith’s College.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of character, academic excellence, leadership and a record of school or community service.

Leaders will include experts from Middlebury and Paul Smith’s colleges, Clarkson and St. Lawrence universities, New York law enforcement and local Rotarian business leaders.

The featured speaker on Friday is last year’s winner, Abigail Lajti of Peru.

Applications are due Friday, March 29, from local high school guidance counselors. Call Shelley Fracalossi at 561-1517 for further information.

Grant to fund backpack food program

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club has been awarded a $2,000 Community Health Awards Grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

The money will be used to purchase food from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to be distributed to needy children on weekends through the BackPack Program.

This is a new initiative just started this year, Kiwanis President John Bartlett said.

“Kiwanis is working closely with Ticonderoga Central Schools to send young children from Ticonderoga Elementary School home for the weekend with backpacks filled with nutritious, shelf-stable and easily prepared foods,” he said by email.

The program initially covers 30 kids.

“The hope is to be able to grow and expand this program to be able to provide additional food for more and more children in need,” Bartlett said. “The cost to sponsor one child in this weekend nutrition program for an entire school year is $167.”

Donations to the effort are tax-deductible; email Bartlett at for more information.

— By Staff Writer Lohr McKinstry

Deadline set to register to vote for school budget

PLATTSBURGH — Those who aren’t registered to vote for the May 21 Plattsburgh City School District budget have until May 7 to do so.

The last day to register will be on May 7, no later than 5 p.m., at the Clinton County Board of Elections on the first floor of the Clinton County Government Center on Margaret Street.

NCCS SchoolBoard schedules budget session

CHAMPLAIN — Northeastern Clinton Central School Board will hold a meeting to work on the 2013-14 budget at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26.

The session will be held at the Middle/Senior High School and is open to all.

Candidates sought for Northeastern Clinton Board

CHAMPLAIN — The Northeastern Clinton Central School District is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the School Board.

Two five-year seats and one two-year seat are available, due to the expiration of the terms of Tammy Gonyo and Orville Nedeau and the resignation of Perrin Knapp.

Petitions are available in the District Office at 103 Route 276, Champlain Monday through Friday or via the web at

The deadline to submit petitions is 5 p.m. April 22. The School Board election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 21.

For more information, call 298-8242, Ext. 1.