Orleans, Lowville, other communities to receive funds needed for water projects

Road salt contamination has caused extensive corrosion at Andy Greene’s home in Fishers Landing, as seen here in his basement where he sits behind a corroded pipe on a hot water heater ruined by salt, holding a kitchen faucet he replaces every few years. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Road salt contamination has caused extensive corrosion at Andy Greene’s home in Fishers Landing, as seen here in his basement where he sits behind a corroded pipe on a hot water heater ruined by salt, holding a kitchen faucet he replaces every few years. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Several north country municipalities, including the town of Orleans, are getting millions of dollars in state funding for various water infrastructure projects. [Read more…]

Newton Falls rail project demands Jefferson, Lewis involvement

Rotten railroad ties lie along a rail line outside Natural Bridge, part of the line that would be repaired. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Rotten railroad ties lie along a rail line outside Natural Bridge, part of the line that would be repaired. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

A St. Lawrence County project to rebuild the rail line between Newton Falls and Carthage requires the involvement of Jefferson and Lewis counties in order to proceed. [Read more…]