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  • Fort Plain receives $50,000 grant for lighting upgrades

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  • FORT PLAIN — The New York State Power Authority recently awarded the Fort Plain Central School District a $50,000 grant for lighting upgrades around the district that will reduce power consumption.
    The board of education accepted the grant at its regular meeting on Dec. 11.
    The grant will go toward the following:
    • Seven light fixture replacements at Harry Hoag Elementary;
    • Light fixture replacements in the junior-senior high school gym;
    • New LED lights in the junior-senior high school parking lot; and
    • Upgrades to classroom lighting at Harry Hoag Elementary.
    District leaders said the project will be completed either this year or during the summer.
    Fort Plain receives $500 Blue Shield grant for fitness center
    The Fort Plain Central School Board of Education accepted a $500 grant from BlueShield of Northeastern New York during its regular meeting on Dec. 11 that will go toward the district’s fitness center.
    The fitness center at the junior-senior high school is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on school days. Membership is $20 a month for all residents. The fitness center was opened as part of the district’s recent capital project and features circuit training equipment, free weights, cardiovascular equipment and training.
    For questions about the fitness center, residents may call the district office at 518-993-4000.
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