April 23, 2014

Of Interest: April 23, 2014


---- — First Atlantic City flight celebration today

PLATTSBURGH — The public is welcome at a celebration at Plattsburgh International Airport from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today to mark the inaugural charter flight of Caesars Entertainment from Plattsburgh to Atlantic City on Total Rewards Airlines. 

Clinton County and airport officials, along with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City representatives, will be on hand. And there will be free giveaways.

The airport is located at 42 Airport Lane, Plattsburgh.


Plattsburgh City School Board to meet Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Duken School Building.

The board will vote on Champlain Valley Educational Services Board candidates and budget.

The public is welcome. Find the full agenda at


School board to vote on CVES Board members

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School Board will meet at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Superintendent’s Office. Agenda items include voting on Champlain Valley Educational Services’ five vacant Board of Education seats and the tentative CVES administrative budget. 

A complete agenda is available on the district website at


Peru School Board has brief agenda for Thursday

PERU — The Peru Central School Board will hold a brief special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Junior-Senior High School Community Room.

The board’s only business will be to vote on the Champlain Valley Educational Services administrative budget and board candidates.

The public is welcome.


NACS Board to adopt 2014-15 school budget

ELLENBURG — The Northern Adirondack School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the District Office Conference Room. 

An executive session associated with the performance history of particular employees and collective negotiations will take place at about 6 p.m. The board will reconvene for public session business at about 7 p.m. The section VII, Class C girls basketball coach and team champions and girls and boys basketball all-stars will be recognized, as will the musical director and the John J. Hebert Scholar Athletes. Sam Beach will be recognized for winning first prize in printmaking through the North Country Cultural Center of the Arts. 

Agenda items include adoption of the 2014-2015 School Budget, approval of the Champlain Valley Educational Services budget and board members.

Find the full agenda at The meeting is open to the public.


Section of Bradley Pond Road to be closed Thursday

ELLENBURG — A stretch of Bradley Pond Road in Ellenburg will be closed from Steam Mill Road northward for about 4 miles from 8:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

During that time, a cross culvert will be replaced by the Clinton County Highway Department.

“Every effort will be made to expedite the work and reopen the road at the earliest possible time,” Highway Superintendent Albert Rascoe said in a news release. 


Saranac Central School Board to meet Thursday

DANNEMORA — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the District Office in Dannemora.

Some agenda items include board action on the Champlain Valley Educational Services administrative budget and board candidates, transportation requests and the employment of particular person(s). 

The public is encouraged to attend.


Finance, personnel on Willsboro School agenda

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the school Conference Room.

Agenda items include business, finance and personnel.


Kaifetz to be honored with Woodmen award

CHAMPLAIN — Woodmen of the World Chapter 462 will honor North Country Honor Flight originator and Director Danny Kaifetz with this year’s Community Leadership Award. 

He will receive the plaque at the 40th-annual Chapter 462 awards ceremony and banquet scheduled for Friday, May 2, at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona.

The regional Honor Flight chapter sent 80 local World War II veterans, free of charge, on five flights to Washington, D.C., for first-time visits to see their National Memorial in 2013. 

This year, they hope to send a total 160 vets on 10 flights, with the first set for Saturday, May 17.

Also at the banquet, Sharon Ramsey of Rouses Point will be presented the Caring for Others Award for her efforts for the needy. 

Reservations for the banquet will be accepted until Friday, April 25. The cost is $25 for non-Woodmen members and free for members who bring a nonperishable food item or donation for the local food shelf to the banquet. 

The food will be distributed to local JCEO offices, and the funds will go directly to St. Patrick’s Food Shelf in Rouses Point in Ramsey’s name. 

To make reservations, contact Tim Gonyo at 561-7213 or


Time running out on Loon Conservation fundraiser

RAY BROOK — There are only three days remaining in an online fundraiser to bring in the money needed to digitize historical slides of common loons produced by Adirondack nature photographer, the late Kip Taylor.

Biodiversity Research Institute’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has taken on the project through Adirondack Gives, the crowdfunding site for Adirondack region nonprofits.

As of Tuesday, the campaign had raised $640 of the $1,250 goal.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Taylor extensively documented the natural history and behavior of loons, then rare on Adirondack lakes, including unique underwater footage. His work was donated by his widow to the Center for Loon Conservation for its outreach programs.

To learn more or contribute, go to