May 22, 2013

Of Interest: May 21, 2013


---- — Volunteer drivers needed to help vetsget to Medical Center 

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Veterans Service Agency manages the DAV van schedule for transporting patients from the North Country to the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

More volunteers are needed to maintain the schedule because several can no longer drive due to health concerns or because they have left the area.

The agency is purchasing a third van for the fall of this year to meet the increased demand and needs of the veterans.

To be accepted as a driver, drivers must complete a physical through the VA Medical Center and participate in its training program.

Anyone interested is asked to call 565-4720.


Meeting on Ti-Crown Point merger planned

TICONDEROGA — The Merger Study Advisory Committee of the Ticonderoga and Crown Point central school districts will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 29.

It will start with a tour of the Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School at 5:45 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary-Middle School auditorium.

The tour and meeting are open to the public.


Date changed for Essex County meeting

ESSEX — The Essex County Board of Supervisors has changed its regular board meeting to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 7551 Court St., Elizabethtown.

All board meetings are open to the public.


Dannemora Town Council calls special meeting

DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Town Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Town Hall.

The council will announce the contract awards for the town offices. The regular monthly meeting will immediately follow.

The public may attend.


Boat-launch site near bridge being expanded

ADDISON, Vt. — Work is under way to expand the Vermont state boat launch site at the base of the new Champlain Bridge between Crown Point and Vermont.

The launch site’s parking lot will be at the same location as the former ferry site in Addison, Vt., where a free ferry ran during construction of the new Champlain Bridge.

The Chimney Point State Boat Launch, which has a small parking lot, will be merged into the new launch site. It had been closed during the bridge construction but reopened last spring.

The parking lot for the launch site is being expanded now, and the revamped site is expected to open in June.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation already has a small boat launch on the New York site of the bridge.

 — By Staff Writer Lohr McKinstry