Working Families Party seeks candidates

PLATTSBURGH -- The North Country Chapter of the Working Families Party wants candidates for local office to know that May 1 is the deadline for applications to run on the party's ballot line this year.

The goal of the Working Families Party is to inject the issues of working-class, middle-class and poor people -- including jobs, health care, education and housing -- into the public debate and hold candidates and elected officials accountable on those issues.

Each year, the Working Families Party nominates candidates to represent its line for November elections.

The process begins by candidates going to the Web site www.workingfamiliesparty.org and filling out an application questionnaire. This must be submitted online by May 1.

Afterward, the candidate will be called for an interview.

Interviews for the chapter that covers Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence will be held in Clinton County and St. Lawrence County.

Then, the North Country Chapter will make recommendations to the state electoral committee, which will announce the nominations in early June.

Black Brook boil-water order lifted

BLACK BROOK -- The Clinton County Health Department has lifted a boil-water order that was issued for Black Brook Water District 1.

Power has been restored to the system, and samples taken on April 18 and 19 were all absent of total coliform bacteria.

Champlain water cleared for direct use

CHAMPLAIN -- The boil-water advisory for the Village and Town of Champlain has been lifted.

Water samples tested negative for coliform bacteria.

Anyone with questions can call 298-8649.

Momot offering cookbook as fundraiser

PLATTSBURGH -- Over the winter, the Parent-Teacher Organization at Momot Elementary School collected nearly 200 recipes from staff and students and have created a cookbook for sale.

The proceeds of the book will continue to support the funding that the Parent Teacher Organization provides to subsidize school needs, including the Momot Theatre project, field trips and playground equipment.

The cookbooks will be available in early June; however, pre-sales are being accepted as quantities are limited. The cookbooks are $5 each.

"The cookbook project was a unique fundraiser to both raise money but also provide a valuable keepsake for anyone affiliated with our wonderful school," Michelle LaBounty, cookbook chair, said in a news release.

"We worked hard to keep the price down and encourage you to buy one to keep and one to give as a gift."

For more information, call 563-1140 or to prepay to hold your copy, stop by 60 Monty St. during school hours.

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