AUSABLE FORKS — The Clinton County Department of Public Health has issued a boil-water order for Black Brook Water District 1 from Silver Lake Road pump station north.The boil-water issue will not be lifted until the power is restored and the chlorine residual level restored to a minimum level in the far reaches of the distribution system.Then two consecutive check samples taken 24 hours apart must show the absence of total coliform bacterial contamination.Anyone with questions can call the Health Department at 565-4870 or the Town of Black Brook at 647-5411.
AKWESASNE — The $600 million casino project at Monticello Raceway may be one of the first gaming facilities in the country to go green.The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is working with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design to have the casino project certified as environmentally friendly.The agency was created to establish the environmental-rating standards. "The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has one of the best environmental programs in Indian Country," Chief Jim Ransom said in a news release. "It was built on a philosophy of respecting, protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations."We want to bring this same approach to the building of this casino and hope it results in a facility that will be in keeping with the strong environmental character of the Catskills."Chris Cunningham, chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature, said that government "has made a priority of enticing green industries and believes strongly that green technology should be utilized in new economic-development projects."
PLATTSBURGH — Three anti-battering videos produced by the Violence Intervention Project are available for viewing at www.bhsn.org by clicking on the "Breaking News" button.The project organizers hope the public-service announcements will open a discussion on men's use of violence against women and how batterers can become part of the solution."To hold men accountable and to foster this discussion is the main reason VIP exists," Program Director Pat Hartford said in a news release."These three videos approach the subject from three different viewpoints: the woman's, the man who has made a different choice in his relationships and the business owner's perspective."To find out more about VIP, to join the discussion and/or to contribute to the media campaign, call 563-7208 or write to VIP at 22 U.S. Oval, Suite 218, Plattsburgh.