Wants Better Notification System When River Nears Flood Stage
State Senator Patty Ritchie is calling on the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District to institute a better notification system for residents and businesses whose homes and businesses are threatened by spring floods along the Black River in Jefferson County.
“The Black River reached its 5th highest crest on record this week,” Senator Ritchie said Wednesday afternoon after visiting Carthage to see first hand how the rising waters have affected businesses like Gamble Distributors, which was forced to move over a million dollars in inventory to safety. The company's owners estimated the flooding cost the firm $15,000 and lost business.
Will Help Support Economic Development, Job Growth in the North Country
State Senator Patty Ritchie is applauding Governor Cuomo’s authorization of a low-cost power supply contract that will help business owners cut down on expenses, create jobs and support economic growth in St. Lawrence County.
Senator Patty Ritchie questioned the state DOT Commissioner, Joan McDonald, during last week's public hearings on the State Budget. Senator Ritchie focused on key issues impacting Northern and Central New York, including the Governor's I-98 proposal, road needs in Oswego County, a continuing problem with polluted water wells near Alexandria Bay and rail safety issues.
Advance to the following time marks to find the discussion of these issues:
0:04 Rooftop highway proposal
1:41 Specific road repair needs needs in Oswego County (Fulton and Parish)