Public Works / UItilities

Route 73 (MIll Pond to McIntire) Closing Tuesday 7am

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Starting Tuesday morning (5/6/14) in Lake Placid… Route 73 is closing at 7am between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and will remain closed right through May 23rd… Lake Placid Village Trustee Art Devlin says fortunately it’s only going to take two weeks.. “Originally they were going to continue through Memorial Day but we’ve been…

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K&J – Crude Oil “Transportation Without Representation”

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In the Wake of Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburgh Virginia involving several cars carrying crude oil which ignited and were allowed to burn themselves out, Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says something’s got to be done to mitigate the risk to residents as a result of transporting crude oil by train through the city.. “It seems…

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Finalizing Snow Removal Policies in Plattsburgh

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With rain in the forecast through the beginning of next week, and the DAFFSEST 5K Fun Run this weekend, we may have forgotten about the winter snowfall for now, but in Plattsburgh, Councilman Mike Kelly says there’s a danger in letting things slide now that the weather is getting warmer and the snow is all…

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Still Going – But Closer to the Goal

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This might look like the construction work on Broadway which has been planned for not months, but years. Actually Saranac Lake DPW crews are completing their work on the water main which ruptured Wednesday morning at about 10:30 am on Lake Flower Avenue..  We touched bases with the overnight crew at about 3am Thursday Morning…

K&J – Earth Day / Fire Districts

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With the idea of a fire district being discussed, some of the local fire departments have been weighing the pro’s and con’s. The town of Harrieststown, the Village of Saranac Lake, and the SLVFD had recently gotten together and mutually agreed to explore the possibility of forming a fire district. And in that process Brenndon Keogh,…

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Broadway Construction Update

Construction begins again on the Broadway Project Monday afternoon (April 21st) Broadway will remain open to two way traffic and parking until 1:00 PM and then  At 1:00 PM traffic will revert back to one way traffic with and parking available only in front of the post office.   One way traffic will be traveling…

Flood Warnings Continue for Low Lying Areas

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A Flood warning continues for low lying areas in New York and Vermont… Especially for Lake Champlain at Rouses Point and points along the Saranac River.. Plattsbrugh DPW Superintendent Mike Brody says the worst spot in the city is Heritage Trail behind the College.. “It’s important to remember that if rapidly flowing water catches you off…

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Broadway Closes for Re-Construction at 6pm Wednesday

The Broadway reconstruction project kicks into high gear this evening… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says The DPW will be doing the initial roadway closure and detour set up starting at around 5pm and by 6pm, Broadway will be closed both ways until morning to accommodate the work by contractor JE Sheehan.  At 6:00 AM…

K&J – Broadway Reconstruction Project

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Construction on a major roadway in Saranac Lake is set to begin on Monday (April 7th, 2014) and the work is expected to continue for 10 to 12 weeks. The stretch of Broadway from Bloomingdale Avenue to the River (Past the Post Office, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, First Niagara Bank) will be torn up to…

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Councilor Kelly Proposes City Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

The snow is melting this week and snow removal may not be on the minds of Many, but Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly is still focused on developing a more open and transparent policy for snow removal, even as spring arrives in the North Country..  “We had the idea to create a group of volunteers for…

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on “The State of City Hall”

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A State of the City Address is a ways off for Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon but this week he’s been talking about the importance of a plan to maintain the state of City Hall… “It’s a question of thinking out of the box and one of our department heads during a meeting suggested the idea…

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Studying Possible Pedestrian Solutions for Margaret Street

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A feasibility study is underway in Plattsburgh to determine the possibility of creating a more pedestrian Friendly Margaret Street (Route 9) by Georgia Pacific.. Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer..  He says the concept is to investigate the possibility of narrowing vehicular lanes… The original idea was precipitated by some concerned citizens looking to improve the…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon

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Today in the K&J Show, we sit down with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon as he settles into his new office..  literally…  The walls are somewhat bare as he considers a new paint scheme and the historic pictures he’d like to include in the new decor. We’ll talk about the waterfront and some of the possibilities…

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Parking Lot Closure

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be closing the parking lot behind First Niagara Bank and Community Bank (located between Church Street and Broadway) starting at  Midnight Tuesday night..  and the lot will remain closed until  4:00 PM on Friday April 4th.   The shutdown of the parking lot will be necessary for DPW…

Plattsburgh Votes to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

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The City of Plattsburgh Votes Unanimously Thursday Night to ban Hydrofracking within the City Limits and to prohibit activities associated with Hydraulic Fracturing such as the use of the City of Plattsburgh’s Wastewater Collection system for the disposal of waste-water from Hydraulic Fracturing.. Mary Dufore lives in Plattsburgh.. She commended the board for their actions.. …

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NY Senate OKs Town Speed Limit Mandate Relief

Legislation that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their own jurisdictions was approved today by the State Senate. Current law requires most towns to petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to do so but exempts villages, cities and about 80 towns with large populations. Senator Betty Little sponsors the legislation…

K&J – Team Plattsburgh, A Collaboration Between City and Town

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The City of Plattsburgh and the Town of Plattsburgh are developing a new level of collaboration called Team Plattsburgh..  At a special meeting of councilors and department heads the two municipalities began to work on the questions of sharing resources, specialized skills, contributing to efficiency and effectiveness of local government and achieving cost reductions based…

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Councilor Mike Kelly Proposes a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh is on it’s way to a vote on banning Hydraulic Fracturing.. The resolution is the brainchild of Councilor Mike Kelly who says he’s observed that approximately 210 municipalities in the State of New York have passed similar resolutions.. Kelly says the first goal of his resolution is to prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing from…

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K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett. In addition to a meeting with City Councilors and department heads in the City, the town has been the beneficiary of the work of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council with transportation manufacturing receiving the benefits of the Governor’s $180 Million…

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K&J – Snow Removal, Sidewalks and the Plattsburgh DPW

The snowfall in the north country is above 12 inches as a result of this most recent storm. In February, following the ice storm, we found ourselves at the Plattsburgh City Department of Public Works with DPW Superintendent Mike Brody…   Our conversation begin on the main floor just downstairs from Mike’s Office which is upstairs…

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