Public Works / UItilities

Road Work on Route 73 Taking a Memorial Weekend Break

It looks like Route 73 from Lisa G’s to the top of the hill by Lamb Lumber will be paved today and  if all goes well, the road will be completely open to traffic by the end of day..  but only for the weekend.. and then on Tuesday morning.. we understand the road will close…

Lake Placid Bridgework Delayed

It’s going to be a few more weeks before construction is complete on Route 73 in The Village of Lake Placid.. Village Trustee Art Devlin Says the portion of the project focused on the Trunk Sewer Line is still finishing on time.. “Right now it looks like the road will re-open on Friday for Memorial…

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Flushing Hydrants in Saranac Lake

In Saranac Lake, DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says they’ll be doing their annual hydrant flushing starting at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning.. The work will continue through Friday this week..  Flushing of hydrants will begin in the Park Avenue section of the Village and the work will move towards the LakeColby end of the Village as…

“Re-Centralizing” a De-Centralized Plattsburgh Government

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In years past, The City of Plattsburgh under the guidance of then Mayor Clyde Rabideau worked under a system of decentralized management that gave managers the autonomy to manage their departments independently of each other..  In the never ending search for savings, Plattsburgh’s Current Mayor, Jim Calnon is looking to Re-Centralize certain aspects of municipal…

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Sanitary Sewer on Duprey Street Faces Colapse

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The Village of Saranac Lake has declared a local emergency for the purposes of securing replacement of 460 feet of sanitary sewer on Duprey Street in the Village due to what is described in their declaration as Imminent failure of the line..  “The Declaration of a Local Emergency by the Village Board allows us to…

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Saranac Lake Wants Control of Speed Limits in Village

If you could set the speed limit on your road, would it be 30 Miles Per Hour, 20 Miles Per Hour? The Village of Saranac Lake has just approved a resolution supporting efforts in the State legislature to allow villages and municipalities to assign their own speed limits rather than be mandated by state law…

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South Catherine to Become One Way Street During Construction

In about three weeks, South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh will become a one way street to accommodate the re-construction project..  Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer… He says the concept of taking South Catherine Street to one way headed south will make it much easier for the contractor to handle the work and actually allowed…

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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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