on Tuesday, 10 December 2013.
A series of sessions on Affordable Healthcare will be held this week. We spoke with Tom Julian from Fidelis Healthcare, who has more on the topics that will be covered.
We will have more on the program tomorrow.
We spoke with Ellon Grunert from Lewis County Public Health, who has more on the Diabetes Prevention Program.
A 75 year old Remsen woman was killed in an accident that occurred yesterday on State Route 365 between the intersections of Korber and Mapledale roads. Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies report that a vehicle driven by 78 year old Nancy Herrick of Remsen was traveling westbound on Route 365 when she lost control on the ice and slush covered highway and entered the opposing lane of travel colliding head-on with an eastbound vehicle driven by 60 year old David Eaton of the Town of Ohio. Herrick was treated at the scene by membersof the Barneveld and Holland Patent Fire Departments & transported to St Elizabeth's Hospital by Prospect Ambulance. Herrick was then transferred to Upstate Medical Center with multiple injuries. A passenger in the Herrick vehicle, identified as Joan Hamlin, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both women were extricated from the vehicle by fire personnel utilizing the Jaws of Life. Eaton was treated at the scene for minor injuries and declined medical transport. The highway was closed for over five hours as Deputies re-constructed the accident. New York State Police also assisted at the scene and the accident remains under Investigation.
A 33 year old Forestport man was sent to jail following a domestic dispute on Saturday. New York State Police out of Remsen report that Oscar Nunez was charged with allegedly menacing a female with a shotgun. Nunez was arraigned in the Town of Forestport Court on charges of: Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, Menacing 2nd degree, endangering the Welfare of a Child, & Harassment 2nd Degree. He was remanded to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
A 46 year old Croghan man was in Lewis County Court to answer a charge of grand larceny 2nd degree. According to the Court Report from the Johnson Newspapers, Kazimierz Wodka Jr. pleaded guilty to the charge & was placed on interim terms of probation for one year, with sentencing to take place next December. Also in Lewis County Court, 38 year old Thomas Hanno Jr. of Lowville pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree with sentencing set for January 24th. 28 year old Jeremy Snyder of Copenhagen pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny 4th degree and sentencing was set for January 10th. 35 year old Nathan Biro of Port Leyden was sentenced to three years' probation and $250 in court fees on charges of criminal mischief 4th degree and endangering the welfare of a child. Judge Daniel King also issued a five-year order of protection on the victim's behalf. 47 year old Russell Miller of Lowville was sentenced to three years' probation and $250 in court fees on a charge of menacing 2nd degree. Judge King also issued a five-year order of protection on the victim's behalf. 28 year old Samantha Ablan of Glenfield was sentenced to three years' probation and $250 in court fees on a charge of grand larceny 4th degree.
Town of Leyden Assessor Erin Gratch will hold extended office hours tomorrow from 1-7 p.m. at the Leyden Town Hall to help homeowners who have not yet registered for the basic STAR exemption. New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a basic STAR exemption to register with the NY State Tax Department to receive the STAR exemption in 2014 & in subsequent years.
Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush'sstaff will be holding mobile office hours while the assemblyman is attending to legislative matters in Albany. Mr. Blankenbush's staff will be in Lowville on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Village of Lowville Municipal Building on Bostwick Street. Residents and elected officials are welcome to attend and address any ideas or concerns they may have.
Congressman Bill Owens announced the formation of a Women's Advisory Committee which comprisesnearly 80 women from communities across New York's 21st Congressional District. Members will advise Mr. Owens on legislation before Congress and women's issues in New York. Owens modeled the committee after the Agricultural Advisory Committee he formed in May as the House debated the Farm Bill. Both committees will continue adding members and regularly advise Owens on relevant policy issues. The Lewis County women named to the Women's Advisory Committee were: Penny Ingham, Michelle Ledoux, Anne Merrill, & Linda Sandri.
Healthcare forum to cover several topics
Diabetes Prevention Program to be held
Remsen woman killed in accident
Forestport man arrested after domestic dispute
Croghan man pleads guilty to grand larceny
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