Beekmantown Central meeting canceled
BEEKMANTOWN — The special meeting of the Beekmantown Central School Board scheduled for today has been canceled.
It will be rescheduled at a later date.
City Common Council to meet today
PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will take action on several items at tonight’s meeting.
Among them is the permanent appointment of sergeant to City Police Officer Shawn Luck, effective Friday and pending completion of a 12-week probationary period.
Other agenda items include a resolution that would allow a beach volleyball tournament at the City Beach on Sunday, Aug. 26, to benefit the Plattsburgh Football Club’s scholarship program.
The meeting begins with a work session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular session at 5:30 p.m.
Both are open to the public.
Rouses Point native to perform opera
ROUSES POINT — Entertainment on the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage here tonight features a Rouses Point native just back from Viterbo, Italy, where he performed with the Italian Opera Festival.
Scott Merchant, now of Denver, Colo., opened in July in the tenor role of Rinuccio in “Gianni Schicchi” under the direction of Maestro Stefano Vignati. Also in Italy with him were students from his vocal studio, True Voice. Merchant, who studied at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and graduated from Lamont School of Music at Denver University, is the son of Steve and Sue Merchant of Rouses Point and a graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School in Champlain. At his show tonight, set for 6:30 p.m. at the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage on the grounds of the Rouses Point Recreation Center, he will perform modern and operatic numbers. He will be joined by Elizabeth Churchill, another local vocalist of note from Hemmingford, Quebec. That show is sponsored by Stewart’s Shop; the rain date for the show is Saturday.
City Beach open to swimmers again
PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City Beach reopened at noon Wednesday.
“Confirmatory water tests have been completed, and the water is deemed safe for bathing,” said Superintendent of Recreation Steve Peters in a press release.
The beach had been shut down Saturday after heavy rains from a few days earlier had affected the water quality. Testing was performed after the rainfall caused the Cumberland Avenue sewer pump station to overflow, as is regular practice, and levels of the bacteria enterococcus were found.
Swimming was off limits Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and until noon Wednesday.
Port Henry to address campground
PORT HENRY — The Port Henry Village Board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the Village Hall, 4303 Main St.
The board will discuss matters pertaining to the campground. All board meetings are open to the public.