City of Plattsburgh to work on South Peru Street

PLATTSBURGH —  Starting Monday, Aug. 6, a stretch of South Peru Street will be under construction from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily between Arizona Avenue and Garrow Way.

All southbound traffic will be detoured around the work area, while the northbound lane will be open to thru traffic.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 10, all on-street parking will be prohibited. 

Japanese knotweed control is possible with new system 

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Boquet River Association and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program have teamed up to help landowners control Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) on their property.

The invasive and disruptive plant takes over large areas of land and is extremely hard to control by pulling and cutting only, as the root system is massive, the two organizations said in a press release.

"The roots go down 3 feet or more and are coiled together in a large mat that break off in high water and float downstream, "taking over more riverbanks with a non-native plant that does not provide food for our wildlife."

Zakary Simek from the Invasive Plant Program will present details of a successful system to control the knotweed at an event set for 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Hand House, 8273 River St. in Elizabethtown. The system will control about 87 percent of the plan the first year, the release said, making mowing manageable.

BRASS and the Plant Program are lending special tools to landowners to help implement projects, which work best in August and September.

For more information contact Anita Deming at 518-873-2178.

Technology Plan on Beekmantown School Board agenda

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Central School Board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Middle/High School library.

Agenda items include presentations on the district's Technology Plan, Handle with Care, appointments, municipal cooperation agreements anda contract award.

Find the complete agenda at:

The public is encouraged to attend.

LaValley Road, Champlain to see cross-culvert replacement

CHAMPLAIN — A portion of the LaValley Road in the Town of Champlain will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, for cross-culvert replacement work and associated drainage improvements, weather permitting.

The work will be conducted between the Ridge Road and 500 feet west between house numbers 279 and 263 LaValley Road.

Motorists are urged to be alert to construction signage and use alternate routes as designated during this period, the Clinton County Highway Department said in a press release.

Clinton County Legislature to meet Wednesday

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Legislature will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Legislative Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center, 137 Margaret St. 

Among the resolutions to be acted upon are: Authorizing the Clerk of the Clinton County Legislature to Advertise for a Public Hearing on Amending the Clinton County Room Occupancy Tax Law, Authorizing the Sale of Property at the Former Clinton County Airport to Fort Schuyler Management Corporation, and Authorizing the Clerk of the Clinton County Legislature to Advertise for a Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 Clinton Community College Budget.

Meetings are open to the public.

AuSable-Chesterfield-Keeseville Fire District sets building workshop

KEESEVILLE — The AuSable-Chesterfield-Keeseville Joint Fire District will hold a building workshop at the Keeseville Fire Station, 8 Pleasant St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The public is welcome.

Dannemora Town Council sets special meeting for Aug. 13 

CHAZY LAKE — The Dannemora Town Council will hold an out-of-cycle meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 for the purpose of conducting business that must be completed before the Aug. 22 regular meeting.

To be held at the Town Municipal Building, 78 Higby Road in Chazy Lake, the session is open to the public.

Tax warrant on Northeastern Clinton School Board agenda 

CHAMPLAIN — The Northeastern Clinton Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the District Office at NCCS Middle School.

On the agenda is tax-warrant approval.

Meetings are open to the public.

Management confidential contract on Lake Placid School Board agenda

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Administrative Services Center, 50 Cummings Road.

Agenda items include a budget status report, fund balance allocation and approval of the management confidential contract.

The public is welcome.

Cobb adds CD 21 Unites as independent line

CANTON — Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb has filed 3,976 petition signatures for an independent nominating line with the Board of Elections in Albany.

The line is named “CD 21 Unites,” which means Cobb, the Democratic candidate for the 21st District, will appear on the ballot in two places because more than 9,000 people have signed petitions to put her there.

“Nearly 4,000 people took the time from their busy lives to sign a petition to add my name to the November ballot because they are sick and tired of being misled, ignored and disappointed by this Congress,” Cobb said in a press release.

“This petitioning effort gives them a voice on election day and a choice to send someone to Congress who will not put party before patriotism, as Elise Stefanik has done."

Stefanik (R-Willsboro) will appear on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party ballot lines.

Lynn Kahn of Saranac Lake is running for the seat as the Green Party nominee.

Environmental Monitor covers Mirror Lake work

LAKE PLACID. The Ausable River Association’s work to monitor and mitigate road salt pollution in Mirror Lake is receiving national attention.

In July, the Environmental Monitor published a story detailing the efforts of the group.

"The impacts of road salt on Mirror Lake and the efforts to address them is a story that resonates well beyond the Adirondacks," the association said in a newsletter. "NYS DOT recently announced a pilot program to reduce salt use around the lake.

"The article on Mirror Lake was also selected for the print edition of Environmental Monitor, highlighting the important work we are doing for water quality professionals across the country."

The Ausable River Association has identified approximately $145,000 of additional work that is necessary, the group said, to identify effective solutions to protect Mirror Lake and is actively seeking support to complete this work.

Crown Point wins wastewater system funding

CROWN POINT — The Town of Crown Point has been awarded a $500,000 Northern Border Regional Commission grant to improve its wastewater treatment program.

With a total project cost of $4,829,509, the collection and wastewater treatment system for Sewer District No. 1 will be relocated. 

"The new facility will provide a system that is appropriately sized for current and future needs and will bring the town’s facility into compliance with the existing permit and modified permit," a press release from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik said that announced grants around the 21st Congressional District.

JCEO Backpack Program grateful for grant

PLATTSBURGH — The Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties' JBackpack Program recently received a $1,000 grant from the Foundation of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.

The Backpack Program provides food for children on the weekend, when they may otherwise not have enough to eat.

“This program is so important to our community. It is a great resource for children and their families who may be struggling financially and need a little extra help,” said Megan Tedford, the coordinator of the program, in a press release.

The Backpack Program distributes food to 100 children each weekend throughout the school year in the Plattsburgh City School District.

To learn more or get involved visit or call 518-561-6310.

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