June 11, 2013

Of Interest: June 11, 2013


---- — No vote on dissolutionplan tonight

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Village Board meets at 5:30 tonight for a public hearing on the proposed dissolution plan.

A second session will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

The plan, which must be approved by the Village Board, details how the dissolution would take place, what services would continue and how that would happen.

No date has been set for that vote.

If the plan is adopted by the board, it would be subject to a permissive referendum, so if 25 percent of registered voters, 256 people, sign a petition, a public vote must be held. If a public vote on the dissolution plan were to fail, the village would not dissolve.

Otherwise, the village would cease to exist on Jan. 1, 2015, and the towns of Chesterfield in Essex County and AuSable in Clinton County would assume its property and functions.

Champlain Dems lining up candidates for fall elections

CHAMPLAIN — The Town of Champlain Democratic Committee is seeking candidates for Nov. 5 elections.

The party will hold its 2013 caucus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Town of Champlain Offices on Route 9 in Champlain to choose its candidates.

The meeting is open to all.

Sneaker collection continuing for Thera-Pets

PLATTSBURGH — Old sneakers for the Green Sneakers collection that benefits Thera-Pets in Peru and needy people in third-world countries can be dropped off at Butternut Ridge Farm, 648 Calkins Road, Peru, or National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley or Impeerium Peer Network at suite D and E respectively, 14 Healey Ave. in Plattsburgh.

Both open weekdays, Impeerium’s hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and NAMI’s are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The footwear will be cleaned reconditioned before delivered for donation by Green Sneakers.

Animal-therapy program Thera-Pets will receive 50 cents per pair. 

“We are also helping the environment so those sneakers don’t wind up in a landfill,” a press release said.

Thera-Pets will also pick up sneakers upon request; call 643-8295. Reach NAMI:CV at 561-2685.

Westport parade entries welcome

WESTPORT — Entries are sought for Westport’s Independence Day Parade, set for 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6.

Lineup is at the Essex County Fairgrounds beginning at 4 p.m., and trophies will be awarded for numerous categories.

Also slated for that day is a book sale all day at Westport Public Library, and a dog agility show on the library lawn at 4 p.m.

After the parade the Westport Volunteer Fire Department will host a pig roast in Ballard Park, where a magic show and ice-cream social will also take place. On the Library Lawn, there will be popcorn, soda, crafters, artists, a Hula-Hoop contest and entertainment by Penelope the Clown.

At 7 p.m., there will be a street dance on Merrihew Lane with the music by Gary Finney, and at dusk, revelers will promenade down to the beach to watch the sky light up with the fireworks.

To enter the parade, contact Sheila at 962-8360 or 962-8909.