on Thursday, 05 December 2013.
The Village of Lyons Falls will hold a public information meeting tonight. Village officials report that the meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Lyons Falls Fire Hall on High Street & it will be regarding the wastewater treatment project. The meeting will be presented by GHD Engineering & the public is encouraged to attend.
Governor Cuomo announced more than $45 million in funding for 37 health facilities in the state. The grants are part of the Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program. The selected facilities were chosen because of their serious financial condition and critical role in providing services to the fragile, elderly and low-income population. The funds will be used to improve community care and to achieve financial, operational and quality improvement goals. Among the area hospitals receiving grants, Lewis County Hospital received a $779,000 grant & Rome Memorial Hospital received an $855,000 grant.
The Lewis County Real Property Tax Department will be available on Monday from 3-7 p.m. to assist county homeowners register for the STAR Program. New legislation requires all homeowners 64 & under receiving the basic STAR exemption to register with the NYS Tax Department in order receive the exemption in 2014 & subsequent years. Home owners must register before December 31st. Approximately 71% of those eligible in Lewis County have already registered. Applicants need to bring proof of identity & the Social Security numbersof all the owners of a residence. The registration process only takes a few minutes & all information is keptconfidential. For more information, call 376-5336.
on Wednesday, 04 December 2013.
Lewis County's former recreational trail coordinator was in Lewis County Court for sentencing for allegedly using county-purchased gravel for his personal use. According to the Court Report from the Johnson Newspapers, Robert Diehl received two three-year conditional discharges and two 300-hour community service sentences by acting County Judge Donald Todd. The sentenced will be served concurrently & avoids jail time and probation. Diehl had been found guilty by Judge Todd of attempted grand larceny 3rd degree, offering a false instrument for filing 1st degree and official misconduct. Diehl will appeal the guilty verdict.
Disabled American Veterans are looking for drivers. We wrap up with Andrew Newcomb, who has more on the organization.
For more information, call 425-4353.
The Lowville Village Band & the Lowville Jazz Orchestra will be in concert Saturday evening. We spoke with Pam Hirschey, who has more.
Once again, the concert will be on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Lowville Academy & Central School Auditorium.
Residents turned out yesterday for a forum on Common Core standards held at Lowville Academy. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush organized the forum with members of the Assembly's education committee also on hand. Blankenbush says he's not opposed to the idea of the Common Core, but he's voiced concerns on how quickly it was implemented. He added that there should be some changes, but not without local input. Blankenbush says a bill will be put forward in the next session that would eliminate the current Common Core standards and rework them.
A 17 year old Carthage High School student was charged following a school search using K9 dogs yesterday. Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies report that K9 teams from the sheriff's department and Watertown police searched the high school in coordination with the School District, but would not say when or why the search was conducted. Deputies ticketed Arthur Campbell for unlawful possession of marijuana. The Sheriff's Department added that further discipline issues will be handled by school officials.
Whitesboro man charged with DWI
Hawkinsville Dam to be discussed at board meeting
Special event coming to Trinity Church
Old Newsboys event being held today
Nirvana gets grant from National Grid
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