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Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. Appointed Two New Commissioners Thursday

Mark Laramie will become DPW commissioner on March 28, after working in county government for 30 years. He was formerly the deputy commissioner of the Public Works Department’s Division of Engineering. Laramie is replacing Dennis Davis, who is retiring after working for the county for nearly 40 years. Read More >>

Thruway Tolls Will Be Cashless By End Of Year

Toll booths on the New York State Thruway will be a thing of a past, and paying tolls with cash will no longer be an option for motorists statewide once the Thruway Authority switches to cashless tolling at the end of 2020. Read More >>

Roundabouts Are The Intersections of Choice For Safety

I have written at least a half-dozen of these articles touting the benefits of roundabouts, especially the safety factor. Still, in the five-county area of New York State Department of Transportation Region 7 (Lewis, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton), which has a population of 375,000 to 380,000, there are only four: two in Champlain, one in Plattsburgh and one in Massena. Read More >>

National News

The Struggle to Mend America’s Rural Roads

It was a quick meeting for the Custer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 11 with most of the meeting centered around the one and six-year plan for the Custer County Highway Department. Custer County Highway Superintendent Chris Jacobsen informed the board that there were an additional eleven projects that the department will be taking on this year. Nine of those projects are flood-related and a number of those must be completed by September due to regulations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Jacobsen told the board that the projects vary from required maintenance and controlling potential floodwaters to complete rebuilds of roads and bridges. Read More >>

There’s a History Lesson in the Rising Turnpike Tolls

It’s like a recurring bad dream. A new year, a new turnpike toll hike. Now, driving the length of the highway costs upwards of $65.70—not counting the return trip. Only, this nightmare is real. Read More >>





Afternoon of Saturday, May 23, 2020

~~ National Warplane Museum, Geneseo, N.Y. ~~


Don Higgins Retirement Celebration & Fundraiser


In Honor of the life and memory of my Dad,

I’m celebrating with a jovial fundraiser for:


~ National Warplane Museum ~

~ Honor Flight of Buffalo & Rochester ~

~ Patriot Guard Riders of NY ~


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