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Work on Lindley Bridge Progresses

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Concrete on the new Lindley bridge has been poured. Opening expected late October.

The beginnings of last 5 miles of I99 in New York State

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Ground breaking for I 99 near Green Shingles Inn on U.S. RT.15.
Completion in Summer of 2012 predicted.

A much safer highway,we hope..

29+ years - U.S. Rt.15-- 4 Lane Highway Finally Coming!!!-- History Repeats

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Today's Corning Leader(9/20/09 has an article in a corner on the front page stating
"Groundbreaking for U.S.15 Expansion Set"

The ceremony will be at 11 A.M. at the Intersection of Rt.15 and the Watson Creek Road.

This construction will be the future I 99 and is the 5 mile section of the present 2 lane highway in the Town of Lindley. In 1970,4 lanes were completed to Presho and in 2008, Pennsylvania opened an 80 mile - 4 lane section from Williamsport to Lawrenceville,Penna. Pennsylvania, also, continued the 4 lanes into New York State one mile (1) to the Rt. 15 and Watson CreeK Road Intersection as part of the I-99 Project. So the only section still 2 lanes is from Presho to the Watson Creek Road --the scene of numerous accidents over the years. .

The project is expected to be finished in 2012.

An interesting fact found in the Wellsboro,Pennsylvania Green Library Newspaper Archives The Wellsboro Agitator dated August 8,1927 has the headlines The Work Drags on the Pres…

Lindley/Presho Historical Society Meeting 9/24/09

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The Lindley/Presho Historical Society will meet Thursday September 24th -7 P.M. At the Lindley Town Hall on U.S. Rt15.
The program will be Mysteries of the Mulford Family. Dr. Ezekiel and his wife Nancy (Lindsley )Mulford were members of the first group of settlers who arrived with Col. Eleazer Lindsley at the new settlement -Lindsleytown,New York in June,1790. Dr. Mulford and Nancy would die one day apart in 1813 from a contagious epidemic that spread throughout the new settlement. Dr. and Mrs. Mulford are buried in the same grave in the Lindsley Burying Ground on old Rt.15. Some of their descendants still reside in the area. A mystery involving the descendants will be presented at the meeting.

Co. Rt.73 Bridge Progress

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CPP School District-- Proposed new Facility Plans -Lindley/Presho School

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Representatives from the Corning /Painted Post School Administration will be presenting a program on the proposed changes to the schools in the Corning/Painted Post School District .

One of the changes will be closing the Lindley-Presho Elementary School and bussing these students to Calvin U. Smith School in Riverside.

When : Tuesday September 29, 2009
Where : Lindley -Presho School
Time : 6 P.M.

There will be a time for questions from the public following the program.

Mark your calendars and prepare your questions.

See you there.
Photo shown is the Lindley Central School which was destroyed in 1972 flood . It was located near the new wetland/boatlaunch area on Lindley Road (old U.S. Rt.15)