October 19, 2013

Of Interest: Oct. 19, 2013


---- — Haunted Wagon Ride canceled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Fish and Game Club has canceled the Haunted Wagon Ride scheduled for next Saturday in Elizabethtown.

Waverly bridge rehab complete

WAVERLY — Work to rehabilitate the bridge on State Route 458 over the St. Regis River in the Town of Waverly has been completed.

The crossing had been closed for the rehabilitation.

The $800,000 project is part of the NY Works program, with $33 million in funding targeted for the North Country. 

Undertaken in July, it included replacement of the bridge deck and approach slabs, guiderail and bridge-rail systems, bearings and structural steel repairs.

“This rehabilitation work will better preserve the state’s infrastructure and guard against the need for more costly construction projects,” the New York State Department of Transportation said in a press release.

City assessors not available Monday

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Assessment Office will be closed Monday.

Rouses Point Clean-Up Days start Monday

ROUSES POINT — The Fall Clean-Up Days for the Village of Rouses Point are set for Monday through Friday.

Residents are reminded that the collection is for the pickup of bagged leaves, shrubs and tree limbs less than 3 inches in diameter only.

There will be no pickup of paint cans, tires, stumps, waste oil, stones, cement or wood.

Residents are requested to bag all leaves in clear bags only and place them at curbside in a way that parked cars, etc., do not block the pickup truck. This will greatly facilitate the collection.

Superintendent search on Saranac Central agenda

SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the District Office in Dannemora.

The board contemplates convening an executive session to discuss the employment history of particular person(s) and negotiations.

The regular meeting will reconvene at approximately 7 p.m.

Some agenda items include a student recognition presentation, a capital project update, the employment of particular person(s) and a discussion on the superintendent’s search process.

A complete agenda is available at the District Office and at The public is encouraged to attend.

Beekmantown Central to host talk on Common Core

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Middle/High School library.

An executive session will be held from 6 to 6:15 p.m. to discuss the employment history of a particular person(s).

A presentation on the Common Core State Standards and Learning Modules will begin at 6:15 p.m. The Common Core is a rigorous initiative adopted by many states, including New York. The program presenter, Teri Calabrese-Gray from Champlain Valley Educational Services, is a regional and state expert on the topic.

Find the complete agenda at The public is encouraged to attend.

Business, personnel on Willsboro School agenda

WILLSBORO — Willsboro Central School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room.

Agenda items include business and finance, and personnel.

The public is welcome.

New campaign to target Adirondack economic woes

TUPPER LAKE — On Tuesday, an outdoor media event will launch a new campaign aimed to put a spotlight the economic decline of Adirondack communities, among them Tupper Lake, and advocate for solutions hoped to lead to a speedy economic recovery.

The awareness effort seeks to find ways to revitalize the regional economy, citing issues that include potential reductions to the local public employee workforce, a lack of private-sector job growth, a shrinking tax base, significant budget shortfalls, among them a $3 million gap in Town of Tupper Lake’s 2012 budget, and potential school closures, a press release said.

“The coalition of local Adirondack residents, business owners and community organizations are coming together to advance the simple but important concept that “The Park Works, When People Do,” it said.

The event is set for 10:30 a.m. in front of 83 Park Street in Tupper Lake (inside if it rains.)