Following the rapid warming late last week, an ice jam formed in the Saranac River that led to flooding of the Underwood Estates Mobile Home community in Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read says while many homes could wind up uninhabitable, there may be no state or federal aid to turn to for help.
The medical center in Plattsburgh held its annual advisory meeting Tuesday to provide an overview of accomplishments over the past year and offer targeted strategies for the coming year. Key focus areas will be on behavioral health and substance abuse challenges facing the North Country.
Since Donald Trump became president and announced his immigration and refugee policies, thousands have been finding their way to Roxham Road in Champlain, New York to cross into Canada. Even in frigid weather, the stream of people hasn’t stopped. Volunteers on both sides of the border are offering help and reassurance.
Following the rapid melting and quick freeze late last week, authorities across the region are dealing with ice jams and related flooding. Authorities in Plattsburgh spent Monday evacuating a low-lying area in the city near the Saranac River.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Ice Storm of 1998. It was the largest natural disaster to hit the North Country. It brought down millions of trees across northern New York and southern Canada. Power lines and transmission towers collapsed as layers of ice accumulated on the landscape during the multi-day storm. Two emergency services officials who were in the command post talk about the storm.
New York State Assemblyman D. Billy Jones was in Plattsburgh this morning to announce funding for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition of Clinton County and new legislation to motivate businesses to hire people in recovery.
Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address last week, members of his cabinet are being dispatched across New York to review the plan before local and regional officials and field questions. On Monday, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos was in Plattsburgh. Following the presentation he said the governor and his administration will continue to aggressively address the issue of storing rail cars in the Adirondacks.
Scientists hired by a company that reached a $20 million settlement over the contamination of private wells in Vermont say there isn't enough evidence to link the company to contamination in another part of town.