Rabid raccoon ID’d in Town of Jay
JAY — A rabid raccoon was found in the Town of Jay.
While other animals with rabies have been identified elsewhere in Essex County this year, this is the first confirmed case in the Jay area, according to the Essex County Public Health Department.
Avoid contact with stray or wild animals and cats and dogs that you don’t know, that agency says.
Also, the release said, people must make sure their pets have been vaccinated against rabies. If an unvaccinated pet meets up with a rabid or suspected rabid animal, it must be strictly quarantined for six months, Public Health said. Those that have up-to-date vaccinations must be given a booster shot within five days of contact.
Those who own farm animals should call their vets about vaccination, and residents are also reminded to notify Public Health if there is contact with a bat or a bat is found in a room with a young child or where someone is sleeping.
A free rabies vaccination clinic is set for 6 to 7 p.m. at Essex Town Shed. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Owners are asked to bring the animals vaccination records.
Call 873-3500 to report a contact or for more information.
for repair work
CLINTON — A portion of the Gagnier Road in the Town of Clinton will be closed to traffic Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31.
The Clinton County Highway Department will be replacing a large cross culvert located between the Patnode and Campbell roads. Motorists should plan ahead for alternate routes.
Every effort will be made to expedite the work and reopen the road at the earliest possible time.
Saranac Central Board to
SARANAC — The Saranac Central School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the High School large instruction room to review the district’s Code of Conduct, Ineligibility Policy and Extracurricular Policy for the 2012-2013 school year.
The meeting is open to all community members of the Saranac Central School District.
Essex/Franklin Literacy Volunteers receives grant
PORT HENRY — Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties has been awarded a grant of $400 from the Greater Malone Community Fund, a component of Adirondack Community Trust.
Literacy Volunteers Executive Director Maria Burke said the grant will be used for professional development training for board members and staff.