New York Power Authority initiates rate adjustment process to help pay for capital projects at Massena power plant
WHITE PLAINS -- The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees have initiated a rate adjustment process, as required by law, including public comments on new rates for hydroelectric power supplied to several groups of customers.
The rates would be phased in over three years.
The trustees also directed a series of cost-cutting measures that will help to ensure that the authority can continue rates that are among the lowest in the country.
The 2011 St. Lawrence County Maple Court have been working hard to promote maple producers and products throughout the county. Kylea McAdam, left, 2011 Maple Princess, and Megan Parkman, right, 2011 Maple Princess Alternate, stand by a maple tree prior to Potsdam Festival Parade. To read more about their activities, click here.
The Louisville Turtles Drill Team recently came in first place overall with 29 points among all other teams at Lake Placid's firematic races. The team also finished first place in the B Ladder, and the Motor Pump.
NYPA CEO Kessel says he's leaving with ‘sense of accomplishment,’ to spend time with family
WHITE PLAINS – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees Tuesday accepted the resignation of Richard M. Kessel as NYPA president and chief executive officer, who says he is leaving for personal reasons.
Kessel, who has headed NYPA for nearly three years, will remain at the authority through Sept. 6 to ensure a smooth transition.
He said he expects to spend more time with his family. “It’s the right time for me to be leaving and I’m very comfortable with the decision,” he said.
Norwood Beach Duathlon Race winners, times reported
NORWOOD – Steph Rogers and Jim Allott took top spots in the men's and women's divisions while Bryan Parker and John Kennedy came in first as a team at last night's Norwood Beach Duathlon Race.
A total of 122 racers took on the challenge of running 1.5 miles, biking 8 miles and running another 1.5 miles in the competition.
The full list of results:
Steph Rogers 42:31:00
April Barnes 46:40:00
Katie Kennely 51:22:00
Margie Harmer 51:59:00
Jeni Backus 53:33:00
Pam Rowe 55:13:00
Amanda Garcia Rice 58:00:00
Boyce/Deleel family looking for area relatives for Aug. 6 reunion
LOUISVILLE – There will be a Boyce/Deleel family reunion Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Louisville Community Center, Chase Mills Road.
Looking for many family members to contact and invite.
Contact Carol Boyce Pulley at 705-0077 for further details. Spread the word.
SUNY Canton College Council emergency meeting Thursday
CANTON -- The SUNY Canton College Council will be holding a special emergency meeting 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in room 212 and 214 of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. College Council.
Chair Ronald M. O'Neil said the meeting will begin with a board members-only executive session, and the public portion of the meeting will start at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Area mountain lion sightings might not be so farfetched
To the Editor:
I recall a half-year or so ago, the NYS DEC strongly dismissing and refuting claims by local property owners in the Massena and Colton areas (including by one well-respected local gentleman who had worked for the NYS DEC for 25 years), that they had witnessed either first-hand, or trace evidence of, mountain lions here in the North Country.
Potsdam Central sports physicals, first football practice Aug. 15
POTSDAM – The sports physical make-up date for all Potsdam Central School students entering grades seven to 12 interested in participating in athletics will take place Monday, Aug. 15 from 8 – 9 a.m. in the A.A. Kingston Middle School nurse’s office.
The boys junior varsity and varsity football teams will have their first practice on Monday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 10:30 a.m. on the turf field.
More info: 265-2000, ext. 850 or 808.
Blankenbush: New York's prosperity depends on reform
To the Editor:
Much of the news the past few weeks has been dominated by the back and forth debate going on in Washington about raising the nation’s debt limit vs. passing real spending cuts and reform programs to balance the federal budget.
As expected, much of these negotiations have been full of partisan, political rhetoric.
But restoring fiscal sanity to government is not unique to Washington; changes need to be made on ALL levels of government, and especially here in New York state.