NCCS offers support following student’s death

CHAMPLAIN — Northeastern Clinton High School officials are offering their support to the school community following the death of student Holden R. Provost, 16, of Sciota on Thursday.

Holden was well-liked by students, administrators, faculty and staff and sustained close relationships in the district, which he had attended since elementary school, according to a media release from the district.

“He touched a lot of people here,” NCCS Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott told the Press-Republican.

In addition, Holden, the son of Craig Provost and Tina McDonald, was a student who enjoyed learning, according to the district, and particularly enjoyed history.

Last July, he made the school’s 10th-grade high honor roll.

“It’s a tragic loss,” Northeastern Clinton High School Principal Steve Gratto told the Press-Republican.

The district stated in the media release it had been informed Holden’s death “was not associated with any communicable disease.”

In the days ahead, Gratto, along with the High School’s counselors and nurse, will strive to be there for Holden’s family, schoolmates and the district employees who worked with him, the release said.

Charges for city towing detailed

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City Police Department has released guidelines for tow service operators who remove cars from city streets when it snows.

Operators responding to requests for tow service from authorized employees of the City of Plattsburgh can’t charge more than the following fees and charges plus sales tax, where applicable: for cars and trucks with a gross weight under 8,600 pounds, by means of a tow truck, no more than $80; by means of a dolly or flat bed truck, no more than $90; for responding to a call that ends up canceled, no more than $25; for outdoor vehicle storage, no more than $30 per day; for indoor storage (only if requested), up to $50 per day.

Other fees and charges, for towing services such as for larger vehicles and the retrieval of vehicles from difficult places, can’t be imposed unless the tow operator first informs the city employee requesting the tow of the amount of the charge and gets authorization.

Applications available for TAG

ALBANY — Applications are available to eligible municipalities and nonprofit organizations to compete for Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), a statewide program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

A total of $45,103 is available to provide support for projects that preserve New York state’s cultural and historical resources. The year’s first application deadline is March 3; the final one is Aug. 25.

Grants won’t exceed $3,000, and the total cost of the applicant’s project may not exceed $3,500. Each applicant must provide $500 toward the total cost.

Nonprofit arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing arts/cultural facilities are encouraged to apply.

Learn more at

Fort Ticonderoga to host War College of Seven Years’ War

TICONDEROGA — Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s 19th-annual War College of the Seven Years’ War, set for May 16, 17 and 18. 

The annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; preregistration is required.

Registration for the War College is $120 until March 15, then $145; additional discounts are available for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. 

Learn more at — choose the “Explore and Learn” tab then select “Life Long Learning” on the drop-down menu then click on the War College. Or call 585-2821.

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