on Monday, 14 April 2014.
A 62 year old East Hampton, Connecticut man was injured in an ATV accident that occurred Saturday on the Denning Road in the Town of Pinckney. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that Raymond Hansen Jr. was traveling westbound when he encountered several potholes on the ice & mud covered road, causing him to lose control. Hansen drove up the side of a snowbank, causing the ATV to tip over onto its side. He was taken by Lewis County Search & Rescue to Lewis County General Hospital on a complaint of pain. No damage was reported to the ATV.
2 men were in Lewis County Court & placed on one-year interim conditions of probation, with terms of sentencing to be determined partly by their conduct over the next year. According to the Court Report from theJohnson Newspapers, 37 year old James Burns of the Dicob Road was put on interim probation after pleading guilty to felony aggravated DWI while 56 year old Joseph Dalpe of Boonville was put on interim probation after pleading guilty to a charge of criminal contempt 1st degree. Also in Lewis County Court: 33 year old David Mastro of Glenfield was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay $250 in restitution that was already paid and $50 in court fees on a charge of criminal mischief 4th degree. 29 year old Edward Bennett of Pulaski pleaded guilty to a charge of petit larceny and sentencing was set for June 6th. 45 year old Jeffrey Rocker of Port Leyden pleaded not guilty to charges of felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 3rd degree, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and insufficient turn signal and his case wasadjourned to April 25th. 37 year old Shane Hayes of Glenfield had his case of felony aggravated DWIadjourned to May 9th. 22 year old Christina Doner of Williamstown had her case of unlawful manufacture ofmethamphetamine 3rd degree adjourned to May 2nd. 55 year old Michael Townsend of Glenfield had sentencing in his case of criminal possession of marijuana 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree adjourned to April 25th.
Governor Cuomo announced $40 million in State funding to help local governments make necessary repairs to highways and bridges following this year's harsh winter. This funding, which passed as part of the 2014-15 State Budget, is a special one-time allocation to compliment the $438 million in existing State support for local transportation infrastructure. All counties, cities, towns and villages will receive capital assistance through the program. Lewis County & its municipalities will receive $414,395.75 with $705,191.66 going to Jefferson County & its communities. $567,193.95 has been earmarked for Herkimer County & its municipalities while Oneida County & its communities will get $969,989.82.
A candidate has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for the 21st Congressional District.Former St. Lawrence County's Emergency Services Director Joe Gilbert announced that he is unable to devote 100% of his attention to running for the seat & is leaving the race to deal with personal issues. If Gilbert had submitted his petitions for the Republican ticket, he would have faced Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny for the GOP nomination.
The Town of Webb School Board of Education has two vacancies on their May 20th school ballot. The term of Kathleen Nahor is expiring and Mary Ellen Denio recently resigned from the board. Persons wishing to run for a seat on the board of education must submit their petition to the district clerk by 5 p.m. on April 21st. Petitions may be picked up from district clerk between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
on Saturday, 12 April 2014.
This week is National Public Health Week. We wrap up with Stephanie Houser-Fouse & Cathy Dosztan from Lewis County Public Health.
For more information, call Lewis County Public Health at 376-5453.
A presentation on the Amish will be held on Sunday. We spoke with Bernadine Schwartzentruper, who has more.
Once again, the presentation will be held on Sunday.
As prom & wedding season approaches, we speak with Lowville Mayor Donna Smith, who discusses a program that offers dresses at a lower cost.
Once again, Charlotte's Closet will be open today at the Lowville United Methodist Church.
Updates list of road closures and re-openings
Griffo comments on state budget
Lowville mayor discusses how residents can contact her
Governor declares state of emergency for flooding
Oakfield man charged with DWI
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