Entries Tagged as 'beekmantown'
April 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Adirondack Life
November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing
November 7th, 2006 · No Comments · Adirondack Life, News
My morning commute was somewhat notable. At least 4-5 agencies, numerous personnel were doing a search in the median and side of the highway. Looking for evidence. They are in the woods now behind the Welcome Center, wonder if they’ll find my geocache?
June 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · News
The City of Plattsburgh, through the assistance of William Provost, Ward 6 Councilor, will now be publishing the Minutes of the Meeting from each of the city council meetings on the City of Plattsburgh website. 6/23/06
Sure, an insane notion, especially in New York. If I wasn’t Chinese, I’d say bureaucracies were invented by government workers and politicians in New York. A recent “boil water” problem at the Beekmantown Rest Area prompted me to do a little digging as to how and why this was discovered. This was easy. A call to Dept of Transportation revealed that samples were indeed collected by their employees as mandated by the Clinton County Department of Health who then were responsible for responding to the results. I guess “boil water” issues have more public notification rules; I was quickly connected to the Environmental Health Sanitarian in charge of the case. I was provided with frank responses to my specific questions which satisfied my need for information. I was not required to file a Freedom of Information Law Request to get this information. I can’t leave well enough alone…
April 6th, 2006 · No Comments · News
Since the creation of the wind farms on the Tug Hill Plateau, interest in developing more wind turbines in the North Country has recently grown. Our local and national needs for renewable and clean energy, along with the economic benefit incentive has made this an attractive opportunity for consideration. The issue is not without controversy and the many interest groups are quite vocal and active. Treehugger posted an interesting analysis of bird mortality related to wind turbines. Rather than debunk the argument used by anti-turbine proponents, it helps place the data used in context.