October 23, 2013

Of Interest: Oct. 23, 2013


---- — BCSD Tax Office closed Thursday

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School District’s Tax Collector’s Office will be closed this Thursday.


Jay to shut Grove Road Bridge on Thursday

JAY — The Essex County Department of Public Works will be closing the Grove Road Bridge in AuSable Forks on Thursday to conduct a test boring of the soil to gather information for designs for a future new bridge.

The span will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to noon so crews can conduct the study. 

The bridge sidewalk will be open to pedestrian traffic during this time.


Plattsburgh City School Board toreview district’sconcussion policy

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Duken School Building.

If an executive session is needed, it will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the public session at 7 p.m.

At the time, a concussion-management presentation will take place.

As well, the board expects to act on miscellaneous appointments, the girls hockey merger and some business items. And members will also review a first reading on a concussion-management policy.

See the complete agenda at

The public is welcome.


Broadband Roundtable set for Thursday

TUPPER LAKE — Community leaders and elected officials will take part in the Rural Communities Broadband Roundtable at the Wild Center on Thursday. 

The objective is to help North Country communities better understand how broadband can revitalize them and how they can best pursue universal access to broadband, a press release said.

Discussions will include a progress report on the rollout of rural broadband in the North Country, rural success stories and available funding for Distance Learning and Community Connect initiatives.

“The program will focus on the important groundwork that communities need to accomplish in order to be poised to apply for funding assistance, such as assessing and then mapping in detail where broadband is needed,” said Dave Wolff, broadband committee chair of, which initiated the session.

Registration for the roundtable starts at 12:30 p.m., with the event taking place from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Find the agenda and information on signing up at under “Bulletin.” is co-hosting the event with the Wild Center, the New York State Broadband Program Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development Agency, which provides extensive funding for broadband services in rural locales.


Mealtimes Matter event set at Price Chopper this week

PLATTSBURGH — Price Chopper will host its fifth-annual Family Mealtimes Matter outreach event from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at stores around the region, include those in Plattsburgh, Champlain, Lake Placid and Malone. 

A collaborative initiative of Price Chopper, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Eat Smart New York, the event features registered dietitians and nutrition educators “that will inspire shoppers to make a commitment to quality family time based on healthy, budget-conscious meals,” a press release said.

“Studies show that children who eat with their families do better in school, learn better eating habits and are less likely to develop eating disorders,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services.  

The Family Mealtimes Matter program encourages families to use the next four weeks to make mealtimes better together and to set a goal of sharing more meals as a family. 

Some tips, the release said, include adding fruits and vegetables throughout the day; staying hydrated, especially with water; involve everyone in the family in planning and preparing meals, and turn off the TV and phones during meals.


Village of Champlain sets parking ban

CHAMPLAIN — The Village of Champlain’s seasonal parking ban will be in place from 2 to 6 a.m. daily Nov. 1 through April 1 next year.

“No person shall park a motor vehicle or other vehicle on any street in the Village of Champlain” during those times, the law says. 


City Council candidates forum tonight

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Area League of Women Voters will be hosting a candidates forum tonight for all City Council candidates.

The event will be held in the third-floor auditorium of City Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

All 14 candidates for the six council seats are expected to participate in the event.

The event is open to the public.