February 15, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 15, 2013


---- — Price Chopper

recalls Bakery Fresh products with raisins

SCHENECTADY — Price Chopper Supermarkets has issued a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Bakery Fresh bagels and muffins containing raisins. 

There is a naturally occurring foreign matter in the raisins that does not meet Price Chopper quality standards, a press release said.

The affected products were produced and purchased between Dec. 14, 2012, and Feb. 8 of this year.

Customers are asked to return the affected product at their local Price Chopper for a full refund. 

For more information, including a full list of the recalled products, visit or call (800) 666-7667, Ext. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Price Chopper initiated its Smart Reply notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company’s AdvantEdge card to alert households that may have purchased the product.

Local chamber of commerce exhibiting

at Montreal show

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, is exhibiting at the Montreal Bicycle Show at Place Bonaventure this weekend.

The Montreal Bicycle Show is the largest consumer show in Canada that is dedicated exclusively to the world of bicycles and cycling tourism.

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau will be touting this area’s road biking, which is growing in popularity.

Velo Quebec held its event here in 2010, and interest in the area has increased since. The Adirondack Coast is now featured in many itineraries for cycling groups, including Tour de l’Île and 2013 Tours by the Adventure Cycling Association.

Look for the Adirondack Coast at the Montreal Bicycle Show or visit for point-to-point rides, themed routes and loops geared for all skill levels including 350-mile loop around Lake Champlain; downloadable and printable maps; interactive maps via MapMyRide; and travel deals and tools to plan your cycling vacation.

Deadline nears for Wilmington 2012

Citizen of the Year

WILMINGTON — The Whiteface Business and Tourism Center is accepting nominations for Wilmington 2012 Citizen of the Year.

For the past 19 years, Wilmington has honored those who have gone above and beyond to serve their community.

This year’s recipient will be honored at the annual Wilmington Community Dinner held at the Hungry Trout Restaurant on March 19. 

Nomination forms are available at the Visitors Center in Wilmington during normal business hours or by calling 946-2255. 

The nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 25.

Applications for tax exemptions due to towns

ALBANY — The New York State Real Property Tax Exemption and new applications must be completed and filed with municipality assessors by March 1.

Real-property exemptions that may require a renewal application every year include senior citizen 50 percent (65 years or older), non-profit, limited income and disability and agricultural land.

Enhanced STAR (66 years or older) may require a renewal if owners do not file an income tax and are not signed up with the Income Verification Program.

Basic STAR, veterans and some other exemptions do not require a yearly renewal notice once applied for unless there is a change.

Contact any municipality’s assessors office for more information.