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OSI, Land Trust Announce Improvements For Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

The project also includes improved grading of entrance ramps at the Binnewater Road and Rockwell Lane trailheads, and the installation of tactile pavers at road crossings to alert visually impaired hikers that they are entering or leaving a trail crossing. “Building on the creation of the River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz and the protection and restoration of the Rosendale Trestle, OSI is excited to continue our efforts to build connections between people and land,” said Kim Elliman, president and CEO of OSI. “Well maintained and easily accessible trails play an important role in making communities more livable, healthy, and prosperous.” Read More >>

St. Lawrence County to Shut Two Roads Beginning Week of July 20

South of Route 11, a portion of County Route 17 near Hermon will be shut between Pooler Road and Jefferson Street beginning Tuesday, July 21 for two to three months. St. Lawrence County Highway Superintendent Don R. Chambers said the county will be replacing three culverts on the stretch at the cost of $1.37 million. Travelers can avoid the closure by utilizing Hermon-Pyrites Road or East DeKalb Road. Read More >>

Yates County Approves Highway Superintendent Appointment

The Legislature approved the appointment of Craig Prior as the county’s highway superintendent. Prior, who had been the deputy superintendent, succeeds longtime superintendent Dave Hartman, who retired earlier this year. Read More >>

National News

Integrated Roadways Begins Research Phase With Local Businesses For Smart Technology Showcase 

“We found it interesting the council’s legislative update also included a brief about the Kansas Department of Transportation’s IKE Infrastructure… program,” Jaramillo said. “It was a perfect set-up for our update, especially as the council’s legislative consultants mentioned KDOT is looking for alternative technologies and financing for their statewide projects over the next few years.” Signed into law this year, the bill launched The Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program and accounts for $10 billion in transportation spending. Jaramillo said this will be key for the future integration of smart technology and transportation. Read More >>

Trump Visiting Metro Atlanta On Wednesday to Champion Infrastructure Project

President Donald Trump will be visiting metro Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon for the sixth time since becoming chief executive. This trip will take him to the UPS Hapeville Airport Hub, which is located at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to a White House official, while there, the president will announce the implementation of a new policy allowing for expedited infrastructure projects in the Atlanta area and across the nation. The official said he is expected to champion his actions to cut red tape and remove burdensome regulations. Read More >>

Summer Conference Update

Dear NYSCHSA Member,

I sincerely regret to inform you that the NYSCHSA Executive Committee has made the very hard decision to cancel the 2020 Professional Development Summer Conference in Lake Placid. We were all looking forward to seeing you this August for another summer program filled with information sharing, exciting CEC sessions and outstanding face-to-face networking. With summer programs already planned for 2021 (Rochester Hyatt) and 2022 (Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel), we plan to visit Lake Placid again in 2023.

I want to thank everyone who has provided the Association with feedback regarding the summer conference plans. I look forward to seeing everyone when it is safe to do so. 

Stay well,
Todd Gadd
Wyoming County
NYSCHSA President

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