Road Closed for Paving

PERU — Lapham Mills Road in Peru will be closed on Monday, Aug. 12 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for paving.

No through traffic will be allowed during that time, only emergency vehicles.


Willsboro School Board to meet 

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Central School Board will be holding its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the conference room.

The meeting is open to the public.


Peru School Board to meet

PERU — The Peru School Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.

Due to current construction, entrance for the meeting will be via the Middle School bus loop parking area.

Anticipated Topics Include: Reports on Pre-K program and building goals; appointment of personnel; boiler replacement; tax levy/tax rate; donation acceptance and construction update.

The agenda will be available on the district’s website (

The meeting is open to the public.


Malon School Board to meet 

MALONE — The Malone Central School District School Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held in Training Room 117 at the Transportation Facility.

The meeting is open to the public.


Clinton County Legislature to meet

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Legislature will meet Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the Legislative Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center, 137 Margaret St. in Plattsburgh at 7 p.m.

Among the resolutions to be acted upon are: Authorizing Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program Grant Award, Authorizing the Clerk of the Clinton County Legislature to Advertise for a Public Hearing on the Inclusion of Viable Agricultural Lands to Agricultural District 7C of Clinton County and Authorizing 2019-2020 Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant Application.

Meetings are open to the public.


Passage Closed

SARANAC LAKE — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is notifying the public of construction on the Spider Creek culvert that provides waterway passage between Follensby Clear Pond and Fish Creek Pond in the Saranac Lake Wild Forest.

Beginning mid-August 2019, the New York State Department of Transportation will replace the culvert on Route 30 at Spider Creek, a popular route for paddlers.

During construction, paddlers will not be able to pass through the culvert. The culvert will be closed through November.

A temporary carry to bypass the culvert will be established, but paddlers should consider using alternate canoe routes that avoid the use of the Spider Creek culvert entirely.

Parking will be available at the nearby water access site, but the northern entrance will be blocked. The parking area may be congested on holiday and weekends.

For information on alternate paddling routes, visit the DEC website.


State Library money awarded

PLATTSBURGH — State funding has been secured for four projects at local libraries.

The funding includes $32,642 for Chazy Public Library, and $16,590 for Dannemora Free Library for exterior renovations, and $190,204 for Goff Nelson Public Library in Tupper Lake to install a new heating and air conditioning system.

Additionally, Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System headquarters in Plattsburgh will receive $19,705 to upgrade their driveway.

The money comes from the state Department of Education.

"Public libraries not only provide access to books, online resources and vital services like classes and job search assistance, but they also help shape our lives,” State Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) said.

"Libraries foster a love of reading and learning at a young age, and continue to support residents of all ages. This funding will help fuel these critical community resources for years to come."