Archive - Jul 2009
By CHELSEY PLETTS
Gerald Heffernan took charge of his siblings’ education when he was 12 years old. It was a job he took seriously. His father left the family of nine children in order to work at a poultry farm in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — and at the time he refused to allow his children to attend school in Bristol after a dogged bus driver snubbed their stop one too many times.
ADDISON — Because of deteriorating steel trusses discovered in a June inspection, New York Department of Transportation officials were poised on Friday to limit traffic to one lane on the Lake Champlain Bridge that links Addison with Crown Point, N.Y.
Signals at either end of the span, a crucial link between Vermont and New York State used by up to 3,600 vehicles a day, will allow eastbound and westbound traffic to take turns crossing Lake Champlain. Work will last at least through the end of August and possibly longer, said NYDOT spokesman Peter Van Keuren.