Press-Republican

September 12, 2013

Of Interest: Sept. 12, 2013

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---- — Mustang Club car show on council agenda

PLATTSBURGH — City of Plattsburgh councilors will take action on a light agenda at tonight’s meeting.

Among the items to be acted on are a request from the North Country Mustang Club to have a car show at the waterfront parking lot on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

The meeting begins with a work session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular session at 5:30.

Both are open to the public.

SLCS Board considers impartial-hearing officer appointment 

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Central School Board scheduled a special meeting for 8 a.m. today in the High School board room.

On the agenda was the appointment of Nancy Lederman as an impartial hearing officer for a pending due-process complaint.

No additional business will be conducted.

Meetings are open to the public.

Saranac School Board meeting canceled

SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board meeting scheduled for Sept. 16 has been canceled.

The next regularly scheduled School Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. 

AVCS Board meeting to be held

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Central School Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Middle School-High School auditorium.

Agenda items will include special-education recommendations and personnel issues.

It is expected that an executive session will be held, followed by the regular meeting.

Board meetings are open to all.

College Council to hear about budget impact

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its first fall meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

In addition to the standard committee reports and a report from President John Ettling, John Homburger, vice president for business affairs, will give the council a report on the impact of the 2013-14 state budget and bring members up to date on campus construction projects.

College Council meetings are open to the public.

Clinton County in need of foster and adoptive parents

PLATTSBURGH —  An orientation and informational meeting for prospective foster, adoptive and respite parents will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Clinton County Department of Social Services, 13 Durkee St., Plattsburgh.

There continues to be a need for foster parents in Clinton County. More and more adolescents, children and their families are in need of support.  All are welcome to attend the meeting; there is no commitment.

Clinton County Department of Social Services Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting training for prospective foster, adoptive and respite parents is scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

Call 565-3320 to confirm attendance or to obtain more information.

PSU Council sets September meeting

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh College Council will hold its first fall meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

In addition to the standard committee reports and a report from President John Ettling, John Homburger, vice president for business affairs, will give the council a report on the impact of the 2013-2014 state budget and bring members up to date on campus construction projects.

College Council meetings are open to the public. The next session will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at the same location at a time to be announced.

Dannemora town budget to be presented

DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Town Council will hold a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Dannemora Town Hall.

The town clerk will present the tentative budget to the Town Council at that time.

This meeting will be immediately followed by the regular monthly meeting.

All Town Council meetings are open to the public.

College to host banned-book event

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library will host the second-annual Banned Books Read Out from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Feinberg Library lobby.

The event features students, faculty and staff reading excerpts from selections of the top 100 banned or challenged books from 2000 to 2009.

Titles include “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Speak,” “Black Boy,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Kite Runner” and “In the Night Kitchen.”

“The idea is to raise awareness of the many intellectual, political and social issues that are seldom found in a public setting and to highlight their importance, especially in the college community,” Cerise Oberman, distinguished librarian at Feinberg Library, said in a news release.

The reading is a “drop-in” event, allowing participants to either stay for the full two hours or stop by for a reading or two.

Participants interested in reading a selection can contact Oberman at 564-5184 or cerise.oberman@plattsburgh.edu.