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The Long Lake Central School Board of Education held its reorganization meeting Tuesday, July 1, and elected Christine Blumberg as its president and Fred Short as its vice president for the 2014/15 school year. Shown are (from left) members Michael Nerney, Fred Short, Christine Campeau, Christine Blumberg and Paul Roalsvig. (Photo/Pete Klein)


Short elected VP of board of ed

Sunday, July 06, 2014 - Updated: 5:43 PM


Express News Staff

LONG LAKE -- Christine Blumberg was unanimously elected to retain her position as president of the Long Lake Central School District Board of Education Tuesday, July 1.

Her first duty was to swear in newly elected board member Fred Short, so he could take his seat on the board.

To Short's surprise, he immediately found himself nominated and elected to vice president of the board.

The board then voted to approve a long list of reorganization items in block before moving on to regular business.


Doug Haney, the U.S. Ski Team press officer, who works with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Saranac Lake, spoke about plans to hold a major bicycling event next year that will include an overnight stop in Long Lake.

Haney said Cycle Adirondacks will be a week-long bicycle tour from Saranac Lake to Boonville and on to Old Forge before coming to Long Lake and ending in Saranac Lake. The ride will cover about 480 miles, is expected to have over 600 bicyclists and will be held Aug. 23-29, 2015.

Haney said this would be an annual event to promote the Adirondacks and surrounding region, bring a greater appreciation of this part of New York state to participants, and stimulate economic activity.

The Wildlife Conservation Society is sponsoring the event and will fund it with the $211,750 it won last December from the state during the Consolidated Funding Application process.

Haney asked for permission to use the athletic field for tents during the overnight here. He said the cyclists would spend money in town at restaurants and some might stay at motels.

The board had no objections, but said approval to use the field would have to come from the town, which owns it. Haney said he is talking with the town.

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The board agreed to schedule a vote for Sept. 16 to seek approval from district voters to use $615,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund to replace windows and replace and upgrade the school's electrical system.

The board of education will next meet Thursday, Aug. 14, starting at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.


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