June 26, 2013

Of Interest: June 26, 2013


---- — More city hydrant flushing planned for today

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Fire Department will continue flushing hydrants today.

The streets affected, sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be Pond, Peru, Caroline, Pike, Bridge, Macomb, Madconough, Jay, Dock, Green and Cornelia streets, along with Prospect Avenue, Turner Court and Mason Avenue.

Water in the system will be stirred up and may be cloudy or rust colored coming out of the faucet during the flushing. Residents are urged to avoid washing clothes or bathing during that time.


National Guard conducting flight training through this Thursday

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Air National Guard is conducting increased flight operations this week from its base at the Burlington International Airport. 

Flight training will be conducted through Thursday. The increased flying schedule will include the launch and recovery of F-16s.


Price Chopper recalls cookies

SCHENECTADY — Price Chopper Supermarket has voluntarily recalled three varieties of Burst Cookies — Brownie, Almond and Raspberry — a frozen cookie produced by Jacqueline’s Wholesale Bakery and baked in all of the chain’s in-store bakeries.

The presence of milk, a known allergen, was not declared on the ingredient label. 

“The product is not harmful in any way to those who are not allergic to milk products,” a press release said.

The recall includes cookies with sell-by dates of Sept. 5, 2012, through June 21, 2013.

Customers are encouraged to return any packages of Burst cookies to the store for a full refund.

Learn more by calling (800) 666-7667, Ext. 3, between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Items sought for Habitat for Humanity sale

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Habitat for Humanity is soliciting donations of usable household items for its garage sale, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

The money raised at the event will be used to build a modest house for a family who would otherwise be unable to afford it. This year’s sale will be located at 616 Route 3 Plattsburgh, across the street from Pray’s Market.

Items can be dropped off at that location from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. A Habitat for Humanity sign will posted there on dropoff days.

The organization will not accept clothes, televisions, computers, toilets, tubs, tires or mattresses. All donated items need to be in good working order.

For more information about the sale, call Mary Jo Juneau at 324-6084.

Champlain Valley Habitat is also searching for a low-income family to purchase a home being remodeled in the Wallace Hill Road area of the Town of Plattsburgh.

Families interested in applying can visit or call 564-HOME.

A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.