September 16, 2013

Of Interest: Sept. 16, 2013


---- — Street rehabilitation on in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Village of Saranac Lake Public Works Department will flushing the sewer main on Dorsey Street starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday.  

Starting Monday, according to a village press release, Luck Brothers will be excavating for the new curb and sidewalk on Olive Street and will continue to do so through the entire week. 

Olive Street will be closed to all through traffic day and night in order for work to be done during the day, and residents are asked to park on the street at night if their driveway has been impacted by the street work. 

Those who do park on Olive Street during this time are asked that their vehicles be moved no later than 7 a.m. the next day in order for work to continue. 

Starting the week of Sept. 23, Public Works will be flushing hydrants throughout the village and Town of Harrietstown. Residents are expected to have some water discoloration. 

Crews will be paving Riverside Drive, Birch Street, Fawn Street and Olive Street Monday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 4, pending weather. 

Residents can expect some travel delays on those streets.


LPSC considers sports merger

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School Board meets next at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Board of Education Conference Room, Administrative Services Center, 50 Cummings Road, Lake Placid.

Agenda items include a sports merger, Adirondack Farm to School Initiative Presentation and budget status report.

The public is encouraged to attend.


SLCS Board set to meet Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School Board meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Petrova library.

Agenda items include personnel, student placements, action on a resolution authorizing approval of the Special Education Program Review and a presentation on re-registration to the STAR program.

The session is open to the public. 


Meeting set on St. Lawrence River

MASSENA — State Department of Environmental Conservation, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division and the St. Lawrence River Restoration Council Cornwall will host a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Massena Town Hall, 60 Main St.

The session will update the public on ecosystem issues in the St. Lawrence River and tributaries, with posters describing some of the ongoing studies the local aquatic environment on display prior to the meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The session is open to anyone interested in the St. Lawrence, Grasse, Raquette and St. Regis rivers and the environment in the Massena area. Stakeholders involved in the Massena Remedial Advisory Committee over the past 25 years are encouraged to attend.

Presenters will address the benefits of plankton populations in local rivers, as well as the draft plankton report from the Massena Advisory Committee. Comments about this report will be accepted until Sept. 30.

In addition, they will talk about local research conducted by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division related to native freshwater mussels and address public perceptions about fish tumors.

The St. Lawrence River Restoration Council in Cornwall, Ontario, will provide an update on research and corrective work being undertaken to address pollution issues in and along the St. Lawrence River.

For more information about the meeting or to receive an electronic copy of the draft plankton report and supporting documents, contact Steve Litwhiler in DECs Region 6 Watertown office at (315) 785-2252 or .