January 8, 2013

Of Interest: Jan. 8, 2013

Altona Court canceled for today

ALTONA — People slated to appear in Altona Town Court today are to show up on Tuesday, Jan. 22, instead.

A death in the family has caused the cancellation, according to Town Justice Eli Lambert.

City Public Works picking up Christmas trees

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Public Works Department has started pickup up Christmas trees left by the curbs.

Free pickup is only for customers of the City of Plattsburgh trash service; it costs $20 for others.

All decorations should be removed from the trees.

City Public Works Superintendent Mike Brodi said the trees are chipped but the remains are not used as mulch because the trees don’t yield enough to be helpful.

— By Editor Lois Clermont

Group helping deployed troops mark Valentine’s Day

MORIAH — The We Love Our Troops group is now collecting items to send to Moriah serviceman Luke Boyle and his comrades stationed in Afghanistan. 

Those who’d like to contribute are asked to provide such items as Valentine’s Day cards, thank you notes, valentine candy and other goods, including packaged tuna, boxed soups, nuts and trail mix.

A collection box is located at the Moriah Town Hall on Park Street in Port Henry. The items must be shipped no later than Jan. 15 in order to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day.

Survey online for superintendent qualifications at SCS

SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board wants to know what traits, experiences and backgrounds interested parties would like to see in a new superintendent. 

Through its Superintendent Search-Community Survey, district parents, residents, teachers/teaching assistants, support staff, administrators, students and others are invited to share their thoughts.

Find the survey at, get it in the District Office or at any school building. The deadline to complete the survey is no later than Feb. 1.

Ken Cringle, longtime superintendent, will retire this year.

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