City Redistricting Committee to host public hearing
PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Committee will hold a hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Common Council Chambers, 41 City Hall Place to hear public comment on the proposed new ward boundaries and population distribution.
The changes would take effect in 2013.
Willsboro School Board plans to meet Tuesday
WILLSBORO — Willsboro Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the school.
Agenda items include presentations, business and finance, and personnel.
The meeting is open to the public.
Paul Smith’s named veteran-friendly school by magazine
PAUL SMITHS — For the third consecutive year, Paul Smith’s College has been named one of the nation’s most veteran-friendly schools by the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
According to Victory Media, which produces the annual Military Friendly Schools list, Paul Smith’s is among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace veterans as students.
This fall, 39 veterans and active reserve members enrolled at Paul Smith’s. In 2009, when the federal Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect, that number was just five.
Amy Tuthill, director of veteran and transfer services at Paul Smith’s, said the growth is partly because the college has increased the amount of attention it pays to the particular needs of veterans before they attend and after they enroll.
Tuthill’s position was established to serve vets, Paul Smith’s brings a counselor from the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs to campus every month, and a club for veterans has been started on campus.
“Our hands-on majors, such as natural resources management and policy, fisheries and wildlife science and culinary arts appeal to students looking for a clear career path once they graduate,” Tuthill said in a news release. “It’s very tangible. This translates from what they’ve done in the military.”
Paul Smith’s is a participant in the federal Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps many veterans qualify for full coverage of tuition and fees.
Rouses Point to discuss grant for microenterprise
ROUSES POINT — The Village of Rouses Point will hold an informational meeting on its Microenterprise Program grant at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Civic Center meeting room, 39 Lake St.
Microenterprise funds are available to new or existing businesses, with priority given to new tourism-based businesses locating on Lake Street in the Village.
There are eligibility requirements, such as low- or moderate-income job creation and business-owner training, so all interested parties are encouraged to attend for a full description of the program.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Melissa McManus at 297-6753.
Hearing set on Champlain Fire District budget
CHAMPLAIN — A public hearing on the proposed Champlain Fire District 2013 budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Champlain Fire Station, 162 Elm St.
A copy of the proposed budget will be available from the town clerk at the Town Offices on Route 9 and the Fire District secretary for review during office hours.
Pollard Collection available at library
PLATTSBURGH — The Dr. Gordon C. Pollard Archaeological Research Collection is now available for research in Feinberg Special Collections at Plattsburgh State.
The collection offers materials from the now-retired SUNY distinguished teaching professor’s major projects in North and South America, including his studies of 19th-century Plattsburgh bottles and Clinton Prison’s early association with the iron industry.
Included are field notes, original maps, artifact drawings, slides, photographs, published resources and aerial photographs that aided in his work.
The collection also contains the field notebooks of the students who participated in his summer field courses at the Rickert-Allen farm site in Peru in 1982, the Caldwell mine site at Clayburg in 1984, and the four summers of excavations at the Clintonville forge site between 1994 and 2001.
Learn more at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/library/specialcollections/new.php.
Library System wins grant for health project
PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton-Essex Franklin Library System has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Northern New York Library Network for a project pegged Piloting the Shoals of Consumer Health Information.
The Library System plans to provide consumer health information in a variety of new technology formats and to measure their efficacy and use. Project activities will support a comprehensive Health Information initiative that will be offered in collaboration with the various human-service-agency partners in 2013.
The project, which will turn the system’s website into an easily accessible, multi-media, one-stop shop for consumer health resources, will improve access to information for residents of the system’s service area, many of whom can be described as geographically isolated and economically and/or educationally disadvantaged, according to a press release.
The Northern New York Library Network, located in Potsdam, has been assisting libraries in the region develop research resources since 1965.