Public Works / UItilities

DPW Clears Roads / Lots for Winter Carnival

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We have word from Saranac Lake that the DPW will be cleaning the Municipal Parking Lot on Dorsey Street this week early on Thursday morning.  DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says the work will be done between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM and that all cars need to be moved otherwise they’ll be…

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Schuyler Falls Fire – Not Suspicious

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On February 7th at 2:46pm the Plattsbugh Fire department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 34 Laura Dee Drive in the Town of Schuyler Falls. Firefighters arrived to find a two story home at that address well involved. No one was home at the time of the fire. The home is…

More Snow !!!

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A winter storm warning is in effect today and continues through 1am tomorrow morning. Today’s forecast is calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow through the North Country with steady temperatures.. Perhaps in the North Country the storm won’t have as much of an impact as it may in Boston where they’re expecting another…

City Council Attends to Problems in West Shore Village

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Plattsburgh’s City Council has decided to look carefully at a capital project to repair some of the sidewalks in West Shore Village..   Councilman Mike Kelly says he might bring a prospective employer to view one of the city’s newest developments, but he wouldn’t want to bring them too close.. “It’s time to stop making excuses for…

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City of Plattsburgh Plans Application for Home Repair Funding

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City of Plattsburgh residents may soon be able to get assistance with leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. The City of Plattsburgh is applying for funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, through the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to repair homes in the City.   If successful,…

Blizzard to Bring 2+ Feet of Snow to NYC

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for…

City Council Establishes Snow Removal Advisory Committee

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The Plattsburgh City Council continues to struggle with the question of how to deal with snow removal on the sidewalks of the community…  During their meeting Thursday night, the City Council voted to authorize the creation of a citizen committee who would be charged with the task of identifying the issue and proposing solutions for…

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DEC Proposes Lowering Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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It’s been a long time coming but if all goes well, The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has entered into a joint agreement with the other owners of the Imperial Dam to finally take action to make the dam safer for residents downstream while at the same time improving the movement of Salmon in the…

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Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State was a combination of his regular State of the State speech and his proposed 2015 budget.. He spent close to 20 minutes of a 90 minute speech on Education, proposing $4.8 Billion in new education spending and reforms with incentives coming directly from the state. He’s already…

New Windows Arrive Next Week for the Hotel Saranac

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There are lots of new windows arriving in the Village of  Saranac Lake next week… That’s because all of the old windows in the Hotel Saranac are being replaced as part of the overall renovation of the Hotel over the next 7 or 8 months..  Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

Colder Weather “Than Normal” for the North Country

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Cold Weather is nothing new for the Saranac Lake DPW where it’s typically colder than most everywhere else in the country most of the time. DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says they have contingency plans in place to manage extreme cold.. “We’re mostly going to be working on projects that need attention indoors today, especially with…

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Highway Trust Fund Tops Sanders Agenda

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he will introduce legislation to authorize a $1 trillion, multi-year program to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and invest in other infrastructure modernization projects. Sanders will take over this month as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. “America once led the world in building and maintaining a nationwide…

Menorah Lighting Won’t Include Mayor Calnon

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Recently we reported that Rabbi Avrohom Rimier, from Habad of Plattsburgh, presented an idea to the City Council which would allow him to place a Menorah in the Trinity Park.. In order to do this, the Council authorized ten plots each ten feet by ten feet for free expression during the holidays..  Following the council’s…

Roadwork Almost Completed and the Cycle Starts All Over Again

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The road construction season may, for the most part, be over for DPWs throughout the North Country.. But there’s one thing that holds true just about anywhere you happen to be.. There’s always more work to be done…   Jim Dougan is the Construction Manager at AES Northeast and his engineering firm handles a large number…

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Council Leaning Towards Funding Aerial Ladder Truck in 2015

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Work on the Budget in Plattsburgh continues as the City Council investigates line items in the Mayor’s Proposed 2015 budget…  Before the holiday..  In addition to expressing their concern about recruiting for the Community Development Office… The City Council, during their review of capital projects in the city, considered the question of purchasing a new…

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S.L. Chooses a Christmas Tree for Berkley Green

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If you can’t cut down a tree in the middle of summer.. Maybe no one will notice if you cut it down in the middle of winter…  That’s exactly what’s happening..  The Village of Saranac Lake voted unanimously on Monday to cut down one of three fir trees outside of the Adirondack Carousel to use for…

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Lake Street Closes Between Kiwassa and Petrova Wednesday

The Saranac Lake DPW along with Arold Construction will be closing Lake Street Hill between Kiwassa Road and Petrova Avenue Wednesday November 19th, 2014  between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM for paving.  Traffic will be able to access Kiwassa Road from the Main Street side of Lake Street hill.  Traffic headed to…

Lake Street Hill Closing Monday

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The Saranac Lake DPW along with Arold Construction will be closing Lake Street Hill between Kiwassa Road and Petrova Avenue Monday November 17th, 2014  between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM for exploratory excavation.  Traffic will be able to access Kiwassa Road from the Main Street side of Lake Street hill.  Traffic headed…

Emergency Services vs Free Parking in Plattsburgh

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With colder temperatures on the way, and the possibility of snow around the corner, the question of how to clear that snow from the smaller, residential streets in Plattsburgh has been one that comes up on a fairly regular basis.. This time, the question is whether or not to require alternate side of the street…

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K&J – Adirondack Foundation Communications Mgr Chris Morris

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The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake is hosting a new fundraising event called  Heat-A-Palooza.. (on Thursday Night 11/6/14) It’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes.. and as part of our series this week on philanthropy.. We wanted to find out more about the generosity of donors in the North Country so…

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