SARANAC LAKE — The Trudeau Institute will receive $250,000 from New York state to support its emerging research efforts to develop new vaccines against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease.In announcing the grant, Sen. Betty Little noted that tickborne diseases cause serious health problems and cost consumers millions each year in expensive tests and treatments."This funding is a smart investment in important research being done at the Trudeau Institute to develop new vaccines," Little said.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the Hospital Auxiliary are offering two scholarships available to those pursuing a career in the health-care field.The Holly Estus Memorial Scholarship for Nursing was created in memory of a dedicated nurse who worked at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. This year, the fund will award a scholarship of $500 to a student enrolled in a nursing program. Applicants must reside in the districts of Elizabethtown, Keene, Moriah, Westport or Willsboro.The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund was created last year to benefit those furthering their career in the health-care field. Applicants must be either an employee of ECH, a child or parent of an employee, a volunteer at the hospital or an employee at Horace Nye Home or the Keene Valley Neighborhood House. This year, one scholarship of $500 will be awarded.To apply, visit www.ech.org, see a guidance counselor for an application or call Kerry Haley at 873-3003.Applications must be received by May 14.
CHAMPLAIN — The Northeastern Clinton Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.Agenda items will include approving budget propositions, accepting petitions for School Board membership and the final Champlain Valley Educational Services request for services.The board meeting is open to the public.
DANNEMORA — The Village of Dannemora has scheduled spring cleanup dates.The Village Board is encouraging residents to take this opportunity to remove any tree limbs, grass clipping and leaves from their property.On every Monday, April 16 through May 28, the Village of Dannemora Public Works Department will pick up these items and dispose of them without cost to the residents.All tree limbs and branches must be less than three inches in diameter and less than four feet long, stacked at the curbside. All grass clippings and leaves must be placed in clear plastic bags for removal. No trash, garbage, metal, glass or plastics will be accepted.