May 14, 2013

Of Interest: May 14, 2013


---- — Cheryl Boyea named Franlin County deputy clerk

MALONE — Cheryl Boyea has been named Franklin County’s deputy county clerk.

County Clerk Kip Cassavaw made the announcement this week.

Boyea has worked for the County Clerk’s Office since 1986 and was most recently a senior index clerk in charge of the Pistol Bureau.

Cassavaw was recently appointed to his position by Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to the December retirement of former County Clerk Wanda Murtagh.

The term expires this fall, and Cassavaw has said he plans to run for the job.

— By Staff Writer Denise Raymo

Working Families Partyset candidate process

PLATTSBURGH — This is the year local and state office candidates are up for election or re-election, and the North Country Working Families Party has a procedure in place for candidates seeking that party’s line on the November ballot.

Candidates must complete and submit an online questionnaire then be interviewed by local party representatives. 

Find the questionnaire at Click first on “Elections,” then, at the top of that page, click on “2013 candidates.”

Once a prospective candidate has completed and submitted the questionnaire, he or she will be telephoned within a few days to arrange a convenient time in May for an interview, according to organizer Tom Wood. No interviews will be done without the prior completion and submission of the questionnaire.

The Working Families Party is one of several minor parties in New York state. It focuses on issues such as making the economy work for everyone; holding politicians accountable to the people rather than big money; better health care; and a higher minimum wage. 

“It is strongly democratic in its organizational structure and prefers running no candidate when the only choices are for those who do not share its progressive positions on issues,” a press release said.

Candidates with questions should call Wood at 561-1384.

Plattsburgh Rotary Club supports local agencies

PLATTSBURGH — The Rotary Club of Plattsburgh has given away a total of $1,500 to six local projects over the past six months.

The Northeast Radio Reading Service, sponsored by the North Country Center for Independence, received $250. This is a service where volunteers read newspapers, books and magazines over the radio for blind and visually impaired area residents.

Rotary gave $250 to support the Adirondack Enrichment Experience, an educational and topical program for seniors held at senior-citizen centers in Clinton County.

Clinton County Literacy Volunteers received a donation of $250 to purchase easy-to-read dictionaries for adult learners who cannot afford to purchase their own.

The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York and the Twin River Boy Scouts Council each received $250 to use as scholarships for local scouts in need of financial assistance to go to summer camp.

Clinton Community College received a grant of $250 in support of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Exploration program, which is a hands-on learning experience for fifth-graders.

Grants are available on an ongoing basis with the following criteria: The gift is not to exceed $500, goes to a group serving a larger population and a greater good, not to an individual; and is for special projects, not general operations or fundraising for an organization. The Rotary Club does not fund walks, runs, tournaments and such fundraisers.

Letters of request can be mailed to Plattsburgh Rotary Club, P.O. Box 86, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. 

Individuals interested in joining the club can contact any Rotarian or visit the website at