Public Works / UItilities

Saranac Lake Road Closures

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The Village of Saranac Lake has begun their work on the water main replacement on Riverside Drive and expect to continue thru the end of next week.. because of that just a reminder that Riverside Drive will be closed to ALL thru traffic during the duration of the project during the daytime And night time…

Town of Saranac to Benefit From $632,000 in Federal Grants

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.…

Town of Plattsburgh Considers Solar Power

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The Town of Plattsburgh has found a new way to go green.. and According to Councilor Michael Cashman they’ve found a way to make use of renewable energy in the form of solar power right on their own property…  and if you’re driving around the town, he says, you may not actually see solar power…

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Two New Officers for Plattsburgh Police

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The City of Plattsburgh will have Two new police officers as of Thursday this week…  Randall Brown and Christine LaBombard both get started on Thursday pursuant to Plattbsurgh Mayor Jim Calnon’s Appointments. Each will be subject to the normal 78 week probationary period for police officers in Plattsburgh…  Mayor Calnon says it’s an ongoing process..…

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A Green Light for the City’s Stormwater Infrastructure Project

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The City of Plattsburgh is putting it’s support behind a Green Storm-water Infrastructure Implementation Project…  The project is funded by a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program and The City’s Engineer, Kevin Farrington says his office will be advertising for bids from contractors for one piece of the project.. AUDIO – 041715 – Kevin…

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Sewer Main Break – Pine Street Closed

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The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has closed Pine Street between Bloomingdale Avenue and Brandy Brook due to a water main break by Dugway.    Residents in the Moody Pond area will still be able to enter and exit onto Pine Street but must do so from the Brandy Brook, Helen Hill end…

Village Extends Trickle Water Order at Annual Meeting

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Here’s something you probably wouldn’t expect with the 70 degree weather and lots of sunshine.. but the frost line is still very deep in most areas and The Village of Saranac Lake has voted to extend their “trickling of water” policy through the end of April.. In fact, Saranac Lake DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says…

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Reconstruction Begins on Dorsey Street

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The Dorsey Street Sewer Reconstruction project begins today.. DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says work crews will be starting every morning at about 7:00 AM.  As a result of the construction, Dorsey Street will be closed between Broadway and Sumner between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM starting today and running through the next several…

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City Council Adds Support to Oil Train Task Force

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The Oil Train Task Force continues to receive support from towns and villages along the rail corridor and including themselves in the support for better safety and regulation is the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says even though the trains already slow down in the city, he would like to see the speed…

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Village Schedules Water / Sewer Public Hearing

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing next Monday – April 13th.. to discuss amending their local water and sewer laws..  The changes proposed in the new laws have the potential to adversely affect development outside of the village in water and sewer districts recognized by the village through prior or…

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Funding for Chamber’s Training Program Gets 24% Increase

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce On the Job Training Program has been approved for an additional year as part of the recently enacted 2015-16 State Budget, with a 24% increase in funding. For many years, the North Country Chamber has been one of seven chambers around the state to operate a “Chamber of Commerce…

Work Begins This Week on two I-87 Bridges in Clinton County

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Work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on the Adirondack Northway –Interstate 87 – in Clinton County. The bridges are among the first under contract as part of New York State’s Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program. The Governor has requested $518 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management…

Environmental Coalition Calls for Larger Oil Spill Fund

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After four recent oil-by-rail disasters in North America in less than a month, it could not be more clear that New York’s “Oil Spill Fund” must be increased so that it is adequate to cover the response costs and damages associated with loss of life and destruction of property that have been caused by rail…

Town of Plattsburgh Adds Weight Limits to Local Roads

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Pursuant to Section 1650 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law the following Town roads will be temporarily posted to any non-essential vehicle in excess of five (5) ton to an axle. Emergency and Service vehicles are exempt from the reduced weight limit; all others will be fined effective March 16, 2015 until further notice; Akey Rd.…

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Former Treasurer Arrested In Tupper Lake Fire Department Theft

Former Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Timothy J. Brown was arrested on grand larceny charges Monday afternoon, after allegedly stealing up to $20,000 as he spiraled into credit card debt. That According to New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “From plane fare to pizza, Mr. Brown used fire department money for his own benefit, even…

Duprey Advocates for Local Road Funding

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  Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) recently met with highway superintendents and local town officials from Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties at the state Capitol to advocate for additional funding for roads and bridges in the upcoming state budget. Duprey highlighted the critical nature of the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), which provides…

Village of Saranac Lake Says Run Your Water

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We may be feeling a sample of Spring in the next few days but that doesn’t mean the temperatures 6 feet underground are going to change any time soon… and that’s the problem for many municipal water districts where the frost line is so deep it’s begun to affect water customers whose pipes have never…

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Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Committee to Meet Again March 11th

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For over a year, Plattsburgh City Council has held many discussions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow during the winter. Residents, the council, the mayor, the Building Inspector, and the DPW Supervisor have all weighed in concerning current local law, property owner responsibilities, and the operational constraints of dealing with complainants and the noncompliant.  Numerous…

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Plattsburgh Sidewalk Committee Formed

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Plattsburgh’s City Council will no doubt be hearing regular updates from their new Committee on Sidewalk Snow Removal and Safety…  Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says there will be 10 members on the newly formed committee providing a wide range of knowledge and opinion as they begin their deliberations. Armstrong says they’ll be holding their first meeting shortly…

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Plattsburgh Council Considers More Regulations for Public Transportation

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun looking at the system of public transportation in and around their local neighborhoods.. and as Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says.. Taxis are a big part of the puzzle.. but not as well managed, as they could be..  Most of their regulations, for example revolve around the drivers, and there…

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