Apr 02, 2014 — The nursing home in Gouverneur announced Tuesday it will close on May 7th. The facility has 40 beds. 22 patients currently live there.
Rebecca Faber, spokesperson for the Kinney Nursing Home board of directors, says the facility faced "irreversible financial challenges".
"There have been annual losses of an average of $208,000 per year over a ten-year period," Faber says. "It's just not sustainable any further." Go to full article
Corrections officers from the North Country rallied in Albany on Tuesday, protesting closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility Photo: Gary Carlsen, NYSCOPBA, used with permission
Albany, NY, Mar 12, 2014 — Hundreds of prison guards, many from the North Country, rallied yesterday outside the Capitol in Albany, demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo cancel a plan to mothball four state prisons in July.
The closure list includes two state prisons in the North Country, Chateaugay Correctional Facility in northern Franklin County, and Mt. McGregor in Saratoga County. Go to full article
Crown Point, VT, Oct 26, 2009 — Eleven days have passed since the Crown Point bridge was closed by New York state transportation officials. An inspection found that the cement piers that form the span's foundation were crumbling dangerously. Engineers have been working around the clock to determine whether the bridge can be repaired before winter. But already the closure has begun to squeeze the economy in the central Champlain Valley. Workers on both sides of the lake have been forced to pay for expensive ferry crossings, or make hundred-mile commutes. Brian Mann was in Crown Point over the weekend and has our story. Go to full article