NYSEG inspecting lines via helicopter
PLATTSBURGH — NYSEG is inspecting its high-voltage power lines from low-flying helicopters today in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. In the event of inclement weather, the schedule will be pushed out.
“We are conducting routine inspections of our transmission lines to help ensure safe, reliable delivery of electricity to our customers,” said Mark Leta, NYSEG regional operations manager.
“These high-voltage power lines are the backbone of our electricity delivery system. Our goal is to spot potential problems and correct them before they inconvenience our customers.”
Leta said using helicopters makes inspecting the power lines quick and efficient, and the use of high-technology infra-red scanning makes the patrols even more efficient and effective in ensuring safe, reliable service.
Air National Guard to conduct air training
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Air National Guard will increase military flying operations departing from its Burlington International Airport base beginning Tuesday, Aug. 14, through Thursday, Aug. 23.
During this training period the guard will conduct close air-support training in military training areas over New York and New Hampshire. It is expected that there will also be increased helicopter activity in conjunction with this training in the areas of Fort Drum.
With the exception of visiting aircraft arriving this Saturday and Sunday, all flying operations will be conducted during the guard’s normal weekday flying hours, which are generally between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is no scheduled weekend flying training.
ASVCS Board to meet Aug. 15
CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Middle School-High School auditorium in Clintonville.
It is anticipated that the meeting will begin with presentations followed by an executive session to address personnel issues. The regular session will immediately follow.
The agenda includes special-education recommendations and approval of the tax warrant.
Everyone is welcome.
Session set on Elizabethtown’s future planning
ELIZABETHTOWN — A meeting on planning for Elizabethtown’s future is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18 at the United Church of Christ Parish Hall, Court Street.
Elizabethtown residents are encouraged to participate.
Refreshments will be available.