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Moriah youth program searching for a home

PORT HENRY Moriah officials are scrambling to organize the towns annual summer youth recreation program. The program, one of the largest in Essex Country serving up to 200 children each year, is homeless. Normally held at Moriah Central School, the program is being forced to make changes because of a construction project at the school scheduled for this summer. That project will make the school unavailable. Tom Anderson, who chairs the towns youth committee, said the local youth commission is now studying options for the summer program. The Moriah program could be held at the Yandon-Dillon Champlain Valley Tech center in Mineville, he said, or it could be combined with either the Crown Point or Westport programs. Anderson said the Essex County Youth Bureau is working with the Moriah Youth Commission to find a solution. There will be a Moriah summer youth recreation program, he stressed. In fact, he asked the full town board at its Feb. 12 meeting for permission to begin advertising for recreation program counselors. The board agreed to seek people to fill those positions.

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