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Crown Point youth have summer option

Bussing, which cost more than $4,000 last summer, is gone forever, Armstrong said.

"There will be busses for special events, like Arts Trek in Ticonderoga and some day trips, but that's it," he said.

The low enrollment threatens the Moriah baseball program, Armstrong said, which is the reason he thought of inviting Crown Point to join.

"Crown Point has a strong tradition in baseball," he said. "I thought by combining the programs we might have enough players to field some teams."

Scozzafava praised Armstrong for inviting Crown Point children to the Moriah program.

"What is a town? It's the people," Scozzafava said. "I'm sure there are kids in Crown Point who would like to attend a summer program. We have one, so why not?"

The Moriah supervisor stressed the addition of Crown Point children will not add any expense for Moriah taxpayers. The summer lunch program is a federal program at no cost to local taxpayers, he said.

The combined program may be the way of future, Scozzafava said.

"It's a shared service," he said. "In the future we should probably do more things like this. It may save both communities money."

The Crown Point program is the third area program to be impacted by school construction this year.

Ticonderoga has canceled its summer program, while Moriah has reduced its program and moved it to Champlain Valley Tec in Mineville. There are construction and renovation projects at both Ticonderoga and Moriah schools.

"We wish to thank Tom Scozzafava, the Moriah town board and youth commission for their invitation to Crown Point youth to participate in the Moriah summer youth program," French said.

Crown Point residents with question can call French at 597-3035 or the town clerk at 597-3235.

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