Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Work on Lindley Bridge Progresses

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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

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..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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

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 Presho Road
The article is about the construction of the first concrete road which became the present U.S. Rt.15. The question was raised as to whether or not the contractors would finish the 4 miles from Presho,N.Y. to Lawrenceville,Pennsylvania-that fall-citing reasons the project was taking so long. It states " In Pennsylvania between Williamsport and Philedelphia or Washington, there is one short stretch of unimproved road. It will be finished next month and at that time the Presho link will be the only stretch of unimproved road between Washington and Phildelphia and Buffalo. Sound familiar?
History has a way of repeating itself

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lindley/Presho Historical Society Meeting 9/24/09

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.

Friday, September 11, 2009

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

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)