October 5, 2012

Of Interest: Oct. 5, 2012


---- — Jay’s Jersey Bridge to close on Tuesday

AUSABLE FORKS — The Town of Jay will temporarily closed the Jersey Bridge in the hamlet of AuSable Forks on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to repair the heat-trace and sewer-pipe insulation located along the side of the span.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the day Monday, Oct. 15, at which time the bridge will be reopened.

Residents are to use the Sheldrake Road as a detour for the duration of this time. There will be a pedestrian walkway to cross the bridge. Residents can also park their vehicles at the Town of Jay Community Center to assist with their commute to work. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the bridge closure, contact either the Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office at 647-2204 or Highway Department at 946-7170.

Peru Town Hall to be closed Monday for holiday

PERU — Peru Town Hall will be closed Monday. Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.

Assembly debate to air on Monday on Mountain Lake PBS

PLATTSBURGH — Mountain Lake PBS and the Plattsburgh Area League of Women Voters will host a debate for candidates in the New York State 115th Assembly District race on Monday, Oct. 8.

The debate will feature incumbent Republican Janet Duprey of Peru and challengers Democrat Timothy Carpenter of Plattsburgh and Conservative Party candidate Karen Bisso of Plattsburgh.

The debate will be moderated by Mountain Lake Journal anchor Thom Hallock, with questions coming from the media and a member of the League of Women Voters.

The debate will be filmed at 11 a.m. and aired at 8 p.m. on the “PBS Vote 2012 Special.”

Viewers may submit questions for the candidates in advance online at

Essex Co. Board of Supervisors meeting rescheduled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors Ways and Means Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, has been moved to 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22.

That is because a contingency of supervisors will be attending the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Preparedness in Albany on Oct. 29 and 30.

A brain-storming meeting on sexual offenders is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 22, so Ways and Means will be held before that.

The Fingerprint Subcommittee meeting that was scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 29 has been moved to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 in the conference room.

The Fair Subcommittee meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 29 will be rescheduled also.

All meetings of supervisors are open to the public.

Constable woman wins big lottery prize

CONSTABLE — Cecilia Merrill of Constable won $10,000 recently on the New York Lottery’s $5,000,000 Multiplier scratch-off game.

She bought the winning ticket at the Malone Food Mart at 587e Main St. in Malone.

In September, a scratch-off ticket purchased at Kinney Drugs on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh netted David Fortune of West Chazy a $5 million prize.

And just a few days later, Scott Bosworth of Dannemora won $25,000; he bought his ticket at Maplefields in Dannemora.

The New York Lottery contributed close to $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2011-12 to help support education in New York state, according to a press release.

Champlain village sets brush pickup

CHAMPLAIN — The Village of Champlain will hold its fall pickup days starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25.

All brush, no larger than 1 inch in diameter must be put in clear plastic bags. Brush must be reduced to fit completely in the bags. Leaves and lawn debris will be collected as well, but only in clear plastic bags.

“Please be sure no other debris is put into the bags,” a press release said.

No loose brush will be picked up. Any loose brush and bags that are unmanageable due to weight or tearing will be left for the homeowner.

Hydrant flushing set in Champlain

CHAMPLAIN — The Village of Champlain will be flushing hydrants Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19.

The hours of flushing are between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some discoloration can be expected.

The flushing includes the Landfill Water District and the Ridge Road Water District.

Memorial planned for local luminary John Flanzer

PLATTSBURGH — A celebration of the life of former Morrisonville resident John Flanzer will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Newman Center, 90 Broad St.

Flanzer was the former programming director and an acting president of Mountain Lake PBS and later worked in NBT Bank’s Trust and Investment Division.

He served on a number of boards in the North Country, including Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, Northern New York Center and Clinton County Mental Health Association and was instrumental in their merger into Behavioral Health Services North.

The event is open to all.