Development Authority of the North Country

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About the Development Authority
The Development Authority of the North Country is a leader in providing regional infrastructure and technical services to municipalities that strengthen communities in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties. As a New York State Public Benefit Corporation chartered in 1985 and based in Watertown, NY, the Authority works with partners to meet the region’s infrastructure needs in water, sewer, housing, telecommunications and solid waste management, owning and operating water and wastewater lines, over 2,000 miles of fiber network, and a tri-county solid waste management facility in Rodman, NY. Visit the Authority online at www.danc.org or www.northcountryrecycles.org.

Emergency Drill Held at Regional Landfill


June 10, 2021     The Development Authority of the North Country hosted the South Jefferson Rescue Squad and other local emergency response volunteers at its regional landfill in Rodman on June 10 for an emergency drill. The drill provided the opportunity for the both the emergency responders and D…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Scheduled


April 22, 2021     The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring five free household hazardous waste collection days this spring and fall to help residents in Jeffe…

St. Lawrence County Broadband Survey Making Progress


April 9, 2021     Over 1,500 residents and businesses have responded to the St. Lawrence County broadband survey so far, but more responses are needed to ensure a clear understanding of the locations that are unserved or underserved by broadband access. In particular, more responses are needed from…

Jefferson County Broadband Survey Launched


January 14, 2021     In an effort to improve broadband access in Jefferson County, county residents and businesses are asked to participate in a survey to help determine the needs and opportunities for broadband in the county. Jefferson County and the Development Authority of the North Country have…

Lewis County & Development Authority Launch Broadband Survey Project


November 9, 2020   In an effort to improve broadband access in Lewis County, county residents and businesses are asked to participate in a survey to help determine the needs and opportunities for broadband in the county. Lewis County and the Development Authority of the North Country have partnered…

Virtual Tour of Regional Landfill Available


October 7, 2020     Have you ever wondered where your trash goes? Now residents of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties will have the opportunity to see how the regional landfill works with the release of a new “virtual tour,” created by the Development Authority of the North Country. The Aut…

Changes to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days


August 10, 2020     The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring three free household hazardous waste collection days in the fall to help residents in Jefferson, S…

Carl Farone Appointed Executive Director


July 22, 2020     Carl E. Farone, Jr. has been appointed Executive Director of the Development Authority of the North Country by the organization’s Board of Directors. Farone has been employed by the Authority for 21 years, mostly recently as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Fiscal Officer. The …

Authority Executive Director to Retire


May 1, 2020     James W. Wright, Executive Director of the Development Authority of North Country, today announced he will retire, effective May 15, after 11 years at the helm of the Authority. Wright remains healthy, but said the COVID-19 pandemic caused him to reevaluate his retirement plans. “Th…

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates


The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring three free household hazardous waste collection days in the fall to help residents in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewi…

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