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May 2, 2014

Of Interest: May 2, 2014

B’town clerk sets new office hours

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Town Clerk’s Office has new hours.

The office, located at the Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, is now open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kelly M. LaFountain is town clerk/tax collector.

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John Brown Day set for May 10

LAKE PLACID — John Brown Day 2014 is Saturday, May 10.

Set for 2 to 4 p.m., it takes place at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid.

Events include the lecture “Women and Abolition,” by Dr. Margaret Washington of Cornell University. And Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz will talk about the women in John Brown’s intimate circle. Admission is free.

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Winner named in Kiwanis K-melt on CVPH pond contest

PLATTSBURGH — David Kerr won the Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Club’s annual K-melt contest.

The Plattsburgh man correctly guessed the 350-pound “K” on the pond at CVPH Medical Center would fall through the ice on April 14. His ticket, along with all the others with that date, were put in a hat for the random drawing that selected his name.

He won $1,000, and the Foundation of CVPH receives $1,000 for families with young children who have to travel out of the area for medical treatment.

The Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Club uses the remainder of the money raised for community projects.

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More funding for Wead Library

MALONE — Voters OK’d more funding for Wead Library at the annual election, held April 29.

A total 89 ballots were cast, with 82 in favor of the increase from $537,911 to $543,304 and three blank or spoiled.

As well, Melissa Benardot was elected to a five-year trustee term that begins July 1, with 82 votes in favor.

Chief inspector for the election was Elizabeth Marshall, who was assisted by Margaret Robarge and Marion Delisle. Lee Dufort and Cornelia Marci were clerks. They all donated their time for the election.

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