Press-Republican

July 27, 2013

Of Interest: July 27, 2013


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---- — Fair Talent Contest winners listed

PLATTSBURGH — The winners of the 2013 Clinton County Fair Talent Contest have been chosen.

In the 12 and Under category, singer Aubrie Girard of Plattsburgh took first place; singer Seana Gambill of Hogansburg, second place; and clogger Noah Fakir of Malone, third place.

In the Adult category, singer Gabrielle Rabideau of Morrisonville took first place; singer Brooke Russell of Brushton, second place; and singer Taylor LaValley, third place.

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Housing Authority offers rent assistance

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Housing Authority will accept rental-assistance applications for its Housing Choice Voucher Program, effective Aug. 14. 

Applications will be available at the administrative office, located at 4817 South Catherine St., from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including income limits.

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Jay Town Council to hold special meeting Tuesday

JAY — The Jay Town Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Town Offices, 11 School Lane, AuSable Forks.

The council plans to pass a $200,000 bond for the AuSable Forks–Black Brook Joint Sewer Project.

This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend and participate.

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Dannemora Democrats to consider candidates

DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Democrat Party will choose candidates for fall elections at its caucus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the QWL Activity Building in Dannemora.

Town of Dannemora offices to be voted on include supervisor, two Town Council seats, highway superintendent, clerk/tax collector and justice.

All town Democrats are being encouraged to attend.

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Wipes clog Chazy wastewater pumps

CHAZY — The disposal of flushable wipes has been causing problems for the Chazy sewer system.As a result, the Town of Chazy sent out a letter to users on the system asking them not to flush them down the toilet.“Yeah, they’re flushable, but they raise heck with the plumbing system,” Town Supervisor Staub Spiegel said.

Although the product is advertised as flushable, he said, it does not fall apart the way toilet paper does but instead clogs the motors in the sewer pump stations.

“Then, the pump stops.”In order to avoid that issue, he asks that people dispose of the wipes by throwing them away.

— By Contributing Writer Chris Fasolino

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Saranac Lake School Board meeting set

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Petrova Library.

An executive session will be called at the start of the meeting, and the board is expected to reconvene in public session at 6:30 p.m.

The board will hear a presentation on the Farm to School Initiative and the Transportation Advisory System.

The meeting is open to all.