December 10, 2012

Of Interest: Dec. 10, 2012

Vigil to be held at congressman’s office

PLATTSBURGH — A candlelight vigil will be held at Congressman Bill Owens’s office here to urge him to say no to any cuts in benefits to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and to end tax cuts to the richest 2 percent. 

The vigil will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the office, located on the corner of Durkee and Broad streets.

For more information on the event, contact David Curry at 563-8980.

CCRS Board to discuss grants, Fresh Start program

CHAZY — The Chazy Central Rural School Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 

Topics of discussion on the agenda include grants, sports schedules, the Fresh Start Program, policies and substitutes. 

The public may attend.

Rouses Point Board to meet Friday

ROUSES POINT — The Rouses Point Village Board will not meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 17.

Instead, the session will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in Halstead Hall at the Rouses Civic Center on Lake Street.

The change is due to a lack of quorum for the original date.

The meeting is open to the public.

PSU Omicron Delta Kappa wins leadership grant

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Omicron Delta Kappa circle has been awarded a $500 Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative grant, one of only a dozen awarded this year to circles (or chapters) across the country.

According to Michael Cashman, assistant director of campus activities and Plattsburgh Circle adviser, the grant supports individual circles “seeking to establish specific programs to enhance leadership development on campus and in the community.”

The grant will help fund the local circle’s “Eggs Over Issues,” a breakfast series designed to encourage dialogue among campus leaders, faculty and staff on a broad range of topics. Participants will represent scholarship; athletics; campus and community service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism; speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.

“Most importantly, the networking/interaction between campus leaders and faculty/staff will help build a strong relationship and understanding from both sides,” Cashman said.

Among other circles awarded grant money are Auburn University, Ball State, University of Baltimore, Indiana State University and the University of Missouri.

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