Legion no has disposal area for used flags

on Thursday, 05 September 2013.

Those who wish to properly dispose of their worn, ripped or tattered US flags can now drop them off in the Village of Lowville.  The American Legion Post has placed a former post office box at the rear of their building on Dayan Street for easy drive-up & drop-off of their used flags.  The LEgion will then dispose of the flag according to the US Flag Code.

BMC Employee Honored

on Thursday, 05 September 2013.

A long-time employee of the Boonville Municipal Commission was recently hnored by the NYS Municipal Electric Utilities Association.  Tom Lastowski was presented with the DBH Dalrymple Community Service Award.  Mr. Lastowski was nominated by the Village & the Municipal Commission for the award, which goes to a numicipal employee that demonstrates an enthusiastic & material role in community services & activities.  In addition to working for the Municipal Commission for the past 34 years, Mr. Lastowski has been involved in numerous clubs & organizations.

Barneveld named finalist in Water Competition

on Thursday, 05 September 2013.

The Village of Barneveld was one of 10 finalists competing in the championship round of the New York State Drinking Water Taste Test.  The event was sponsored by the state Health Department.  The results were announced at the State Fair in Syracuse, where the final round was held.  Approximately 250 fairgoers selected the winner from 10 water systems that had won regional contests.  The City of Rochester claimed top honors with the best tasting drinking water, with the Village of Fort Plain in Montgomery County named runner-up.

Lewis County Fair starts tomorrow

on Monday, 15 July 2013.

The 193rd edition of the Lewis County Fair gets underway tomorrow. We spoke with John Burr, who has more.

Audio Interview

Join us for our live broadcast from the Lewis County Fair Tuesday-Friday.

Three Lowville Teens Charged with Criminal Mischief

on Friday, 28 June 2013.

Three Lowville Teens were charged yesterday in the damage of two picnic tables located on the bandstand at Veteran’s Memorial Park in the Village of Lowville during the evening hours of June 18th.  Lowville Village Police arrested 18 year old Kyle W. Smith and charged him with two counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree. They also charged a 15 year old juvenile with criminal mischief in the fourth degree. It is alleged that the 15 year old contributed to the damage of one of the picnic tables.

17 year old Ricky A. Smith was also charged with making a false written statement. It is alleged that Ricky Smith signed a deposition in regards to the damaged picnic tables which was not true. Both Smiths were issued appearance tickets returnable to Lowville Village Court at a later date. The juvenile was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Lewis County Probation Department.

Recovery resumes for Missing Boater

on Friday, 28 June 2013.

The search for a Rome man missing from Lake Delta has turned from rescue to recovery mode according to the Oneida Country Sheriff’s deputies. Lt. James McCarthy told reporters yesterday that the grim truth is that 62-year-old Arthur Carney will most likely not be found alive. A helicopter searched the entire surface of the lake yesterday with negative results.

Mr. Carney was last seen by his family at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when he went out on Lake Delta on his 20-foot pontoon boat. Authorities believe he was spotted a few times on the lake. The last possible sighting was at about 4:30 p.m. in the middle of several storms and downpours Tuesday afternoon.  Authorities said Carney’s boat washed ashore shortly before 8 p.m., prompting the search.

Divers are on standby to resume the search today. The department will be using four sonar devices to search the bottom of the lake, one of which was loaned by the Oswego Sheriff’s Office, and two of which came from private owners.

Residents living along the shore of Lake Delta have also been asked to be on the lookout for any evidence that may wash ashore.

Spooked Horses Cause Injuries

on Friday, 28 June 2013.

A child attending Camp YMCA in Big Moose was airlifted to a Syracuse Hospital following an accident with a horse.

Town of Webb Police say that several children were hurt, but that one girl's injuries were severe enough that she had to be flown to a Syracuse hospital. The girl's name, age and where she is from is not being released by authorities.

Police say a group of 11 horses were taking the children on a tour just before 10 a.m. yesterday when one of the horses got spooked and caused a chain reaction with the rest.

Spontaneous Combustion Causes Fire

on Friday, 28 June 2013.

Spontaneous Combustion is said to be the cause of three fires which started in three tractors within a period of 8 hours last weekend at the Demko farm in the Town of Martinsburg. Lewis County fire coordinator Jim Martin said he is 99 percent sure that it appears chaff and dust on the engines caused the fires.

The large dual-wheeled tractors were being used to pack down piles of hay and silage and push them into storage containers. Mr Martin went on to say that he sees no reason to suspect foul play in the fires that were called in at roughly midnight, 3, and 8 AM on Sunday.

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