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Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

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K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

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The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

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Saranac Lake Puts Final Touches on Local Roads

Saranac Lake DPW Superintendant Jeff Dora says the final work on Olive Street is now scheduled for this Friday (October 10th)..   At 6:30 AM on Friday, Olive Street will close to all Traffic and remain closed until about 2:00 PM..   After that, he says…  Paving operations will then move to Will Rogers Drive for the…

Hydrant Flushing Begins Wednesday

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be doing their annual hydrant flushing starting at 7:30 AM on Wednesday October 1st  thru Friday October 3rd.   Flushing of hydrants will begin in the Park Avenue section of the Village and work their way out towards the Lake Colby end of the Village as well as…

O’Connell; “Alternate Side Parking in it’s Infancy”

Plattsburgh Councilor Paul O’Connell says he believes there’s been some miscommunication when it comes to his proposal to implement alternate street parking in the City of Plattsburgh..The goal O’Connell says in the winter, is to allow for the roads to be cleared after a storm.. and in the summer, he added.. is to allow for…

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Social Media Blurring the Truth

In a letter to the community, Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas say some information being passed around in social media about the Stickney Bridge Road is FALSE; Douglas writes “Please be advised that it has been brought to our attention that someone has posted information on social media regarding the closing of Stickney Bridge…

Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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A Plaque from PASS Says Thank You to the Mayor

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The Margaret Street Re-Striping project is complete.. and vehicular traffic is now two lanes with biking lanes on either side and a turning lane in the center… The PASS Group which was instrumental in facilitating the change took some time on Thursday Evening to thank the City Council for their willingness to make the change..…

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Plattsburgh Fire Dept to get New Roof

Even though they work with water every day to save lives Plattsburgh’s Fire Department will be a little drier come October… That’s because the City Council has approved moving the roofing project for both fire stations out to bid…  In fact, they fast tracked the approval.. Mayor Calnon says the roofing project is something that…

Rabideau Updates Lake Flower Project

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sidewalk contract on Lake Flower Avenue is coming to a conclusion this week..  There are a few punch list items, he says that are being performed and Luck Brothers should be wrapped up by tomorrow.. “Milling will commence Wednesday September 3rd, and in the following weeks the village…

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Mr Supervisor “Tear Down That House”

Town of Plattsburgh Officials are now in the final phases of having the burned remains of the property at 310 Stafford Road Demolished.. The work was put on hold by what Councilman Marty Mannix describes as state law forcing more unnecessary expense for the county and for the town.. “They sent an inspector in to inspect…

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Striping Begins Final Phase of Margaret Street “Diet”

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Work on the Margaret Street “Diet” continues this week as the painting contractors arrive to lay down the new two lane design with a center turning lane..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington says barring any major weather delays, striping will begin today and should be done by the end of the week.. “The first crew…

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Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Work Begins on Skateboard Park / Olive Street

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Work begins on the long anticipated Skateboard Park in Saranac Lake this week..  Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the first step is to remove the asphalt from the parking lot…  “That work will continue through the day Tuesday,” Dora says. “The parking lot will be open with limited parking spaces available.  Dora…

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State “Chipping” in with Paving $ for Town of Plattsburgh

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If you remember in July, the Plattsburgh Town Council voted to hire a surveyor to formally mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3 in Cadyville… The town has operated a park there for years but it was owned by Clinton Community College..  In 2013, Clinton Community College decided to sell the…

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UPDATE: Work Planned on Station Street – Paving Tuesday

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Tuesday August 5th – LAKE PLACID – If you’re traveling in Lake Placid this morning, you’ll still need to get around Station Street.. Village Trustee Art Devlin says they’ve completed the underground work but the cones are still up and the contractor will be completing the paving portion of the project today…  So one more…

Margaret Street adds Re-Paving to it’s “Diet”

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The City Council held a special meeting on Thursday Night to formalize an addition to what City Engineer Kevin Farrington refers to as the Margaret Street Diet near Georgia Pacific..  In the next month or so, Margaret Street from just before McDonalds to Georgia Pacific will become a two lane road with a center turning…

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DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

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Lapan Sewer Project to Repair “Eminent Failure”

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The Village of Saranac Lake has taken emergency action to repair a section of sewer pipe that if it were to fail, could affect more than 30% of the residents of the village who live on Kiwassa Road and South of the Lapan Highway.. The project is in response to several sections of this sewer which…

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Owens Votes to Replenish Federal Highway Trust Fund

Congressman Bill Owens votes to adopt a bipartisan short-term solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. If similar legislation is approved by the Senate, it will provide about $11 billion in infrastructure funding expected to last until spring of 2015. Congressman Owens says “The Highway Trust Fund is a critical pillar supporting many industries throughout…