■ OGDENSBURG A North Country Regional Economic Development Council public forum will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, 1 Bridge Plaza.
n LOWVILLE The Lewis County Republican Party will hold its annual picnic at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lewis County Fairgrounds. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. To make reservations, call Judy Karelus at 376-2693 or Jean Demko at 376-3215.
n The 800 block of Academy Street between Arlington and South Rutland streets will be closed to all traffic today, weather permitting, according to the citys Department of Public Works. The closure will take place to allow crews to mill and replace asphalt. Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes.