City of Plattsburgh hydrant flushing to resume today

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Public Works Department is inspecting city fire hydrants.

The program includes evaluation of every hydrant in the city and letting the water flow from each for three to five minutes.

Today's streets will be Main Mill, Wall and Plant streets, Sara Court, South Peru Street, Kim Court, South Catherine Street, Sharron Avenue and Tyrell Avenue.

The effort begins at about 9 a.m. and ends by 2 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, until all hydrants have been checked.

Each day of the program, the targeted streets are listed in the Press-Republican under "Of Interest."

During the process, the water in the system will be stirred up and may be cloudy or rust colored as it comes out of the faucet.

Residents should avoid washing clothes or bathing during these times.

Motorists are asked to use caution when driving by a flowing hydrant and watchful of Fire Department personnel who will be performing this duty.

Joint school board session to received merger study final report

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District and Westport Central School District school boards will hold a special joint session at 6 p.m. today in the Donald Huntley Auditorium at ELCS.

The meeting will focus on the merger study between the two schools. The boards will receive the final report of the merger study from educational consultants Castallo & Silky. Two public comment sessions will be offered. No other public business is anticipated.

All members of each community are encouraged to attend.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority awarded veterans funding

ALBANY — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $153,000 to five public housing authorities in the Capital Region and the North Country: Plattsburgh, Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Glens Falls.

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program combines the Housing Choice Voucher program rental assistance for homeless veterans, with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority was awarded five HUD-VASH vouchers through a funding opportunity available in 2017.

Those vouchers are currently filled, and the Housing Authority manages about 12 additional HUD-VASH vouchers through Glens Falls and Albany.

“We were excited when we found out that HUD awarded the PHA these HUD-VASH vouchers,” Mark Hamilton, executive director of Plattsburgh Housing Authority, said in a news release.

“New York is the state with the fifth-highest total veteran population, and the North Country’s congressional district (21) has the largest veteran population of any New York state congressional district.

"It is vital that the North Country remains committed to its strong tradition and continues to build resources for our veteran population.”

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