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Town Talk: 1-23-10

The board voted Jan. 13 to transfer the extra money into an equipment account for future use. All other town departments have met their budget limitations, he said.

Geraghty praised Superintendent of Highways Ed Pennock for his effective management of expenses, particularly considering that state revenues had decreased substantially.

The new town Zoning Administrator & Code Enforcement Officer Christopher Belden was introduced to the citizens attending the meeting. As of Jan. 4, he replaced Matt Securo who resigned recently.

Geraghty said that the removal of old play equipment at the town Tot-Lot had been completed, and construction will begin soon on the playground underwritten substantially by a state grant.

He also announced that the town is consulting with state Department of Health, which is conducting a study of the corrosion occurring in the town's water system that is apparently is leading to excess levels of copper.

The town skating rink is ready for use now, Geraghty said.

The board also scheduled a meeting for 4 p.m. Monday Jan. 25 to review insurance proposals.

North Country Ministry seeks clothing

North Country Ministry's outreach center and its "Baby's Place" room are located at 3933 Main St. At this time they need girls clothing from Newborn size to 3T. They also need warm winter coats for adults and children. For more information, the center can be reached at 623-2829. The hours for the local center are Monday from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Church gathering donations for needy

Parishioners of St. Cecilia's Catholic Community are now seeking to collect children's swimming suits to send to Naimbia. If anyone has any such items outgrown by their children, drop them off at St Cecilia's Church. There will be a collection box in the church narthex.

Most churches in town are designating all or part of their weekly collections to be sent to the relief efforts in Haiti, considering the devastation that has occurred due to the recent earthquake.

(Editor's Note: Readers are urged to contact Lynn Smith with any significant event or news you would like to go into this column, including special community parties, life milestones or significant achievements. News of church, club and scouting activities, and school events are all welcome.)

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