on Monday, 10 March 2014.
We spoke with Beaver River Central School Superintendent Leueen Smithling, who has an update on thedistrict's capital project.
We will have more with Mrs. Smithling tomorrow.
We spoke with Arlene Hall with Mountainview Prevention Services, who has more on a website to help combat teen alcoholism.
We will have more with Mrs. Hall tomorrow.
A 33 year old Remsen man is facing additional charges stemming from a 2-county pursuit Friday night thatbegan in Lyons Falls. Boonville Police report that Timothy Carmon allegedly failed to comply with Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies, who attempted to stop him, leading authorities on a pursuit through the Village of Boonville, Forestport, where State Police spike strips deflated 3 of his tires, & then to Holland Patent, where he was taken into custody. Carmon was remanded to the Lewis County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamines, failure to comply with a police officer, & various vehicle & traffic charges. Boonville Police additionally charged Carmon with operating without headlights, failure to signal a turn, 2 counts of speeding, failure to comply with a lawful order of a police officer, & aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 3rd degree. He was served at the Lewis County Jail with appearance tickets returnable Wednesday night in Village of Boonville Court.
A 40 year old Forestport man is facing a charge of reckless endangerment 2nd degree. Boonville Police report that Chad Andrews was charged stemming from a February 25th hit & run car/pedestrian accident in the parking lot of the Headwaters Plaza. An investigation revealed that Andrews observed a person he did not like walking in the parking lot & decided to scare him with his vehicle. Andrews allegedly struck the person with his vehicle, made obscene gestures, & fled the scene. No injuries were reported at the scene. Andrews was served with a criminal summons returnable Wednesday night to Village of Boonville Court.
A 21 year old Carthage man was arrested in the City of Watertown. City Police report that Cody Cronk was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property 5th degree for allegedly possessing two stolen cellphones. He was also charged with petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana for allegedly stealing an iPhone and belt belonging to a Watertown man. Cronk awaits prosecution in City Court.
Fort Drum added $1.4 billion to the North Country economy last year. The post released a detailed review of its economic impact on the tri-county area, which stated $1,416,969,521 was leveraged in support of the 18,060 soldiers and 19,151 family members living there. Since fiscal year 1988, Fort Drum has infused more than $19.7 billion into the local economy. Fort Drum is the largest employer in northern New York with 18,060 soldiers and 3,895 Civilian workers, including contractors with payrolls totaling $937 million and $176 millionrespectively. 2,615 military retirees from all branches live in the North Country & are paid a total of $4,355,000 a month or $52,260,000 a year. The total military, civilian, contractor and retiree payroll for Fiscal Year 2013 was $1,168,245,874.94. Fort Drum's financial impact during last fiscal year for area school districts was $48,606,183.32 in federal impact aid.
Residents are being reminded that there is still time to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program. The deadline for applications for the home heating assistance benefits is March 17th. However, benefits are limited and the program will close once the funds have been exhausted. Applications are available on the New YorkState Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website, through local Social Service offices or by calling the NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009. Benefits are based on household income, need and type of heating system used. Seniors can apply directly through their county Office for the Aging, while those under age 60 are encouraged to complete a pre-HEAP screening at www.mybenefits.ny.gov to see if they qualify.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced a $100,000 partnership with the Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The organization will work with local law enforcement in responding to incidents, making arrests, handing out charges and taking cases to court. The cages at the Stevens-Swan Humane Society are constantly filled with neglected and abused dogs. The SPCA will house some of the animals they rescue, easing the burden on local shelters. The Oneida County Legislature will vote on the contract on March 12th. If it passes, Oneida County will start working with the Central NY SPCA on April 1st.
BRCS Superintendent updates capital project
Website available to help combat teen alcoholism
Pursuit suspect facing additional charges
Forestport man charged with reckless endangerment
Carthage man charged with possession of stolen property
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