Bacteria Session on tap 

ESSEX — The Lake Champlain Committee will host a Cyanobacteria Information Session today at 5 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall.

A cyanobacteria bloom occurred along the Essex shoreline earlier this week.

Blooms can show up anywhere so everyone who uses waterways should learn how to recognize and avoid them, according to a news release.

Lake Champlain Committee staff will provide an overview of cyanobacteria and why it’s a concern.

They will cover what cyanobacteria are, the drivers that trigger blooms and provide tips on how to keep people and pets safe.

A representative from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will also be on hand to discuss the state’s harmful algal bloom program.

The meeting is open to the public.

RSVPs to are appreciated.

Moriah School Board to meet

MORIAH — The Moriah Central School Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the high school library.

Agenda items include: annual business appointments, bid awards for student transportation vehicle and appointment of personnel.

A full agenda can be found at

The meeting is open to the public.

Ellenburg Dems to meet 

ELLENBURG — The Town of Ellenburg Democrat Party will hold a caucus at the Town Hall at 7 p.m. on July 12.

The caucus is called for the purpose of nominating candidates to fill existing vacancies for the town elections, to be held on Nov. 5.

Offices to be voted upon: town councilperson, four years; town councilperson, four years; town councilperson, two years; town justice, four years; tax collector, two years.

All registered Democrats in the Town of Ellenburg are strongly urged to attend and participated in this process.