A train derailment earlier this week in Glens Falls has some local officials suggesting it may be time to reexamine the area’s infrastructure.
On Monday afternoon, a train carrying ammonia derailed in Glens Falls, jumping tracks near the Lehigh Northeast Cement Company.
Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for Canadian Pacific, the company that owns the tracks, said emergency protocols were initiated swiftly, the two tanker cars were placed back on the tracks, and traffic was resumed by Tuesday morning.
One Southern Adirondack county is beginning discussions on outfitting probation officers with bullet-proof vests.
Robert Iusi, Probation Director for Warren County, says last fall, the department began reviewing how it conducts home visits with respect to probation officers heading out into the field. The comprehensive review included probation and public safety officers, emergency services, and the input of the sherriff’s office.
A new report is providing details about Glens Falls’ downtown, in an effort to aid bringing new businesses to the area.
Ed Bartholomew, Economic Development Director for Glens Falls and president of EDC Warren County, says the new report, which inventories the city’s available commercial space downtown, provides a more detailed picture of the small city’s revitalization.
Some bars in upstate New York will be closing an hour earlier this weekend after state regulators approved a proposal this week by Warren County.
On Wednesday, the New York State Liquor Authority voted unanimously on a proposal submitted by Warren County’s board of supervisors to move closing time for bars across the county from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. According to the Authority, the new policy is Friday.