April 1, 2013

Of Interest: April 1, 2013

DOT sets hearing date on Fort Covington rail crossing

FORT COVINGTON — The State Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Town Hall, 2510 Chateaugay St., Fort Covington, regarding a CSX Transportation request to close the Covington Street at-grade rail crossing in the village.

An initial hearing was held in 2007, and DOT directed that the crossing be closed, conditioned upon the construction of a connector road south of and parallel to the railroad tracks. That connector road has not been built. The hearing will establish a record that will help determine what, if any, additional actions should be taken. DOT Chief Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Rybak will preside over the hearing.

Anyone who plans to attend the hearing and needs a sign-language interpreter, an assistive listening system or any other accommodations can call the Office of Proceedings at 457-1182. Copies of the final report issued in this case are available by sending a written request to the Office of Proceedings, NYSDOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12232.


SLCS Board to meet April 10

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School Board will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Petrova Library.

Agenda items include a budget update, presentation by Saranac Lake Free Library and student placements.

The public is welcome.


Scholarships available for Clinton, Essex students

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society is offering scholarships to students preparing to enter the teaching profession. 

Each award will be at least $500.

Applicants must be graduates of a high school in Clinton or Essex counties; currently in the third year of undergraduate preparation to enter the teaching profession; in the fourth year of undergraduate preparation to enter the teaching profession who plans to continue, following graduation, in a full-time fifth-year program in graduate school. Verification of acceptance to a fifth-year program at a specific place is required.

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