April 1, 2013

Of Interest: April 1, 2013


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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.

The award will be made on the basis of academic achievement, seriousness of purpose, professional promise and financial need. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Any student who has already received an Alice K. Lewis scholarship is not eligible. To receive application materials and request all requirements, email Sandra Latourelle at 

Application deadline is Friday, May 3. Mail completed materials to Latourelle at Beaumont 302C, SUNY Plattsburgh 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.


Clinton County scholarship applications available

PLATTSBURGH — The Sarah S. Vert Student Aid Fund and the General Harry E. Knight Scholarship Fund are accepting applications from students in Clinton County.

The purpose for the Vert Fund is to help worthy but needy students earn a college education. Worth and need alone are the determining factors in granting aid from this fund.

The Knight Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to needy and deserving graduates of Clinton County high schools — public, private or parochial — who will attend Cornell University at Ithaca.

To apply, mail separate applications to the acting secretary, James M. Short, Plattsburgh City School District, 49 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, no later than May 1. Applications must be made in writing and must contain a clear statement of the circumstances that make financial assistance necessary. The applicant must also indicate the college to be attended. The funds at the disposal of the Vert and Knight committees are limited. Complete application is necessary to ensure consideration.