News & Press Releases from 2011

DATE RELEASED: 12/14/2011

Recognizing that agribusiness is a growing segment of our regional economy, the Development Authority of the North Country has capitalized a Value-Added Agricultural Program that will provide assistance to maple producers in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties in order to increase productivity.   The program has been initially funded with $200,000 from the Authority's Community Development Loan Fund.

 

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DATE RELEASED: 10/17/2011

The Development Authority of the North Country would like to announce the continuation of their Non-Ambulatory Big Game Hunting Program for 2011. In its second year, the Development Authority of the North Country has developed this program to help manage the deer population in the area of the regional landfill through the provision of a recreational opportunity to non-ambulatory recreational hunters....

DATE RELEASED: 10/13/2011

The Development Authority is proud to announce the completion of its new nature trail at the Solid Waste Management Facility.   Click here to see a video related to the ribbon cutting.   Click here to see a feature video of our open house and trail dedication.

DATE RELEASED: 09/19/2011

The Authority board meeting which took place on 9/13/2011 approved three requests for funding assistance.   The Authority approved a $97,725 loan for E. J. Noble Hospital to assist in on-site infrastructure improvements.   The Authority approved $250,000 for Florelle Tissue Corporation.   The company is a new start-up paper company which will be located in the former Brownville Paper Mill.   The Authority also approved $20,000 in funding assistance for the North Country...

DATE RELEASED: 09/06/2011

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council will hold one of its three community forums on Monday, September 19 at Jefferson Community College.  The forum is to get public input and aid the Council in the creation of a 5-year economic development plan.  The forum will be  from 6PM to 8PM in the Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater, in the James McVean College Center Building at JCC.  For more information on this event and the other two public...

DATE RELEASED: 07/21/2011

On July 19, 2011, Empire State Development and the Research Foundation of SUNY, on behalf of the college at Plattsburgh, announced the launch of the Adirondack-Champlain Telemedicine Information Network (ACTION) in the North Country.   The Development Authority won the bid to construct the $9.8 million fiber optic network through the Adirondack Park.   The Authority plans to bid the project in August.  Click Here...

DATE RELEASED: 05/26/2011

The Authority with Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation announces the dates for the remaining household hazardous waste collection days.  For a complete listing of the dates and materials that will and will not be accepted, click here.

DATE RELEASED: 05/05/2011

The Development Authority of the North Country in partnership with Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is sponsoring six household hazardous waste collection events free to residents of the 3 counties during the upcoming year. These events are being held to give residents a disposal outlet for unwanted hazardous materials such as pesticides, oil based paints and fluorescent bulbs. For a complete list of accepted materials, visit...

DATE RELEASED: 04/29/2011

Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy visited Watertown yesterday to announce, on behalf of Governeor Andrew M Cuomo, $13 million in funding and low-income housing tax credits for the construction of the nearly 100-unit Creekwood Apartments in Watertown.  The Lieutenant Governor was joined by NYS Senator Patricia Ritchie (48th District), Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (118th District), and Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (122nd District), as well as local officials and...

DATE RELEASED: 04/26/2011

Congressman William Owens, 23rd Congressional District, joined officials with Development Authority of the North Country and Lewis County government to announce the start of construction on the southern build of the Authority's open access telecommunications network. The project will run fiber optics from Lowville to SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, and north to Calcium. The 145 miles of new telecommunications infrastructure will complete the Authority's southern loop,...

DATE RELEASED: 04/13/2011

The Development Authority is the gold sponsor of this year's North Country Technology Symposium to be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 8AM-5PM at Clarkson University, Potsdam.  The event is the region's single largest event focused on Information technology providing access to the tools you need to put I.T. to work for your organization.  To learn more about the event or to register, click here.
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DATE RELEASED: 04/12/2011

The Development Authority is participating in the 41st Anniversary Earth Day Celebration at the Dulles State Office Building on April 21, 2011 from 9AM-4PM.  Partners participating in the festivities include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of Transportation, Fort Drum Office of Natural Resources, and the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, among others.  There are activities for all ages, however kids home on spring...

DATE RELEASED: 03/17/2011

The Board of Directors will meet at 10:30 AM in Conference Room 100, 1st Floor of the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown. The Board meeting will be preceded by the Community Development Committee (9:30 AM), Facilities Committee (10:00 AM), and Finance & Budget Committee (10:15 AM). Click here for the Meeting Notice or for the Meeting Agenda. ...

DATE RELEASED: 03/04/2011

Deputy Secretary of State Deidre "Dede" Scozzafava, Congressman Bill Owens, and Assemblywoman Addie Russell joined James Wright, Executive Director, and Tom Hefferon, Chair, of the Development Authority of the North Country, with it partners in economic development, as they launched the Drum Country Business regional marketing initiative at an event held at Jefferson Community College. Along with the Development Authority the partnership is comprised of the Jefferson County Job Development...