February 2, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 2, 2013


---- — Snowball Collaboration

kicks off today

PLATTSBURGH — Registration is full for today’s Snow-a-Pults Science Saturday that kicks off the Snowball Collaboration, a series of free and low-cost events for children and their families through February.

But all are invited to take part in the opening ceremonies for the Snowball Collaboration set for 2 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and Kids’ Station, with a variety of activities, including an outdoor obstacle course created by Clinton County and Town of Plattsburgh youth programs.

Lisa LaFountain, museum director of fundraising and membership, said in an email that Science Saturdays will take place each weekend in February. Register in advance by calling 566-7575. 

Burst pipe shuts down Adirondack Interpretive Center

NEWCOMB — The Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb was closed indefinitely Friday because of a ruptured water line caused by the cold weather.

Recreational trails at the facility remain open dawn to dusk. Scheduled programs will be relocated to other locations on the SUNY-ESF Newcomb Campus.

“Recent severe cold and low snow accumulation pushed frost deeply enough to rupture the main water line serving the AIC building,” said Paul B. Hai, program coordinator for ESF’s Northern Forest Institute, on the center’s website, “After considering all the options, we made the difficult decision to close the building only until the ground thaws enough to repair the water line and restore full service to the (Interpretive Center).”

The college will use the time to work on several major improvements there, including energy efficiency upgrades and the initiation of the exhibit room renovation, the site said.

To learn more, contact Hai at or 582-4551, Ext. 104.

Janet Duprey appointed minority conference secretary

PLATTSBURGH — Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-Peru) has been named minority conference secretary.

Duprey, who has served in the Assembly since 2007, was appointed to the position by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

“2013 will be another year of positive change, one that will help to bring our state and North Country back to their position at the forefront of business, manufacturing and technology,” Duprey said.

She will continue to serve as ranking minority member for the Government Operations Committee and will also serve on the committees on Corrections; Ethics and Guidance; Higher Education; Rules; and Ways and Means.

Peru School Board starting work

PERU — Peru Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the High School community room for the first public budget session.

The board will get a brief budget overview from the school business administrator, receive executive budget highlights and review an updated multi-year financial plan.

The meeting is open to the public.