on Tuesday, 11 March 2014.
The Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, chaired by Congressman Richard Hanna, hosted a hearing to examine the effect of the President's health care law on self-employed businesses inAmerica. According to the National Association for the Self Employed, more than 77% of small businesses in the United States are self-employed ones. A recent survey found that nearly 60% of respondents believe there is a low or very low chance they'll be able to secure affordable and comprehensive coverage in 2014 and about 17% of respondents indicated that they are forgoing health insurance in 2014 due to costs. Hannasaid the hearing provided a valuable dialogue about the effect of the health law on self-employed American businesses and was an opportunity to discuss positive healthcare solutions for these firms. Last week, the House passed the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act so that the self-employed would receive the same mandate delay that other businesses enjoy, adding that the administration's decision to delay part of the law should be applied equitably to all Americans, including sole proprietors and the self-employed.
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.
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