September 17, 2012

Lookback: Sept 17-23

25 YEARS – 1987

Cumberland Head residents near Blair and Spearman Roads appeared at the public hearing of the Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board to protest the proposed subdivision of their neighborhood. Thomas Latinville appeared before the board to request approval of his plan to build 12 single family homes on land south of Blair and north of Spearman on Cumberland Head. The board approved the plan, but because of residents’ concerns about groundwater contamination, added the condition that he supply the board with additional information about the surrounding wells.

High bidder Serge Lussi said his $8.6 million offer on the Lake Placid Club Resort is $2 million higher than what he offered the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation last year. “It’s not worth any more than that,” Lussi said. “That was made clear yesterday. It’s a fair price.” The 1,100-acre resort was auctioned at the Omni Park Center Hotel in New York City.

The $20 million Korean Veterans’ Memorial Bridge will be dedicated twice on Tuesday, once on the New York state side and a second time on the Vermont side. “I am completely confused as to who is calling the shots here. I received an official invitation, as president of the chamber, from the Vermont agency of transportation to a bridge opening on the Vermont side of the bridge as soon as dedication is done on the New York side,” Rouses Point-Champlain Chamber of Commerce president Robert Morgan said. “I’m dumbfounded at this point.”

E City Community Development Director Dan Malone is holding his breath. In about one week, the state should decide if Plattsburgh’s riverfront Verdantique Park will get Environmental Quality Bond Act money: as much as $2,405,000 in matching funds over three years. If the city application makes the grade, construction can finally begin on the Park that will tie together the mouth of the Saranac River and the city’s western boundary.

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