The John F. Hodge High School Drama Department announced it last week that it has received the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) grant. Funds from the grant will be used to help with the purchase of new equipment for use at the recently completed Performing Arts Center.
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Sewer rates will again increase this year, part of a long-term plan to fund improvements to the wastewater treatment plant, which the St. James Utility Board approved last year. This will allow the city the necessary finances to enroll for a State Revolving Loan to aid with the improvements required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Spring weather is here and the city of St. James has started some of its annual cleaning projects. Last week, the Sanitation Department held its annual citywide cleanup and the Street Department is working on cleaning streets of yard debris.
Warm, sunny weather brought a large crowd out to participate in the St. James Sports Club annual Easter egg hunt. Over 4,000 eggs were spread out around fields in Nelson Hart Park, with participants winning candy and Easter baskets.
Work to repair West Springfield Street is underway, as the city of St. James has requested bid proposals to repair sections of the intersections near Tammy Lane and Sports Club Drive in anticipation of a larger repair project, which will see most the road repaved later this summer.