November 23, 2012

Of Interest: Nov. 23, 2012


---- — Rouses Point redevelopment session set for Nov. 26

ROUSES POINT — The Village of Rouses Point will begin its effort to leverage redevelopment of key downtown and waterfront properties with a work session with River Street Planning and Economic Development to review potential properties.

The session, to be held instead of a previously planned walking tour, is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Civic Center on Lake Street. 

The planning effort is funded by an Environmental Protection Fund grant from the Department of State Local Waterfront Program.

Members of the Rouses Point Revitalization Committee will serve as the Project Advisory Committee for the project. New members are welcome; express interest to Trustee Rebecca Reid at or 297-2777 or Melissa McManus at or 297-6753.

All Rouses Point Revitalization Committee meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome.

DOT to rebuild routes 3 and 30 in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — Following public input, the New York State Department of Transportation has chosen a preferred alternative for the reconstruction of state routes 3 and 30 in the Village of Tupper Lake. 

The plan will use the existing highway rather than develop a new alignment, DOT said in a press release.

To do otherwise would have had “significant impacts on existing properties and businesses in the village.”

The project will necessitate the reconstruction of Wawbeek Avenue, Park Street, Mill Street and Lake Street from Pleasant Avenue to Mill Street. Minor improvements will be made to the remainder of Lake Street as part of the project to accommodate traffic using Lake Street as a detour around ongoing work. 

Water and sewer lines along the length of the project will be improved as well.

The $12.7 million project is expected to go bid in October of 2014, with construction starting in the spring of 2015 and taking about two years to complete.

SLCS Board to hold special session Wednesday Nov. 28

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the High School board room.

On the agenda is an executive session on the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.

The public session will follow. No additional business will be addressed.

The meeting is open to the public.

Memory tree to light up Dec. 1

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Fire Department Auxiliary invites the public to include lost loved ones on a memory Christmas tree by donating $1 per bulb.

The tree, located at the Churubusco Fire Station, will be lit from Saturday, Dec. 1, through New Year’s Day.

To purchase a bulb, call any auxiliary member, including Diane Lagree at 497-6647 or Jane Campbell Nichols at 497-6040.

Chamber offers social-media sessions

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of four seminars on social media. 

A panel of marketing professionals have donated their time and expertise for the classes, which run 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28; Thursday, Nov. 6; Wednesday, Dec. 12; and Thursday, Dec. 20. 

Topics, aimed to help businesses stay on top of the ever-changing technology, include: Social Media — How to Make it Work for You, The Key to Social Media Success and Measuring Your Efforts. Cost is $25 per seminar or $75 for the four-week series. 

To sign up or for more information, call 563-1000, or go to

Keeseville man wins big on scratch-off card

SCHENECTADY — Todd Nelson of Keeseville won $25,000 on a New York Lottery’s $100,000,000 Spectacular scratch-off game bought at the Keeseville Sunoco at 271 Rt 9N in Keeseville.

The New York Lottery contributes close to $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2011-2012 to help support education in New York state. The aid represents nearly 15 percent of total state education funding to local districts, a press release said.