Community Pride Day coming up on May 7th

on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

Community Pride Day is coming up on May 7th. All volunteers are being asked to check in and sign up early for a section of roadway and to reserve your t-shirt size. Signing up ensures that all roads get the they need attention to be ready for summer as well as lets organizers know how many people to expect for lunch. Work gloves are recommended, but not supplied. When volunteers check in they will be told when and where lunch will be held. To sign up early in Inlet or Eagle Bay, call 357-5501. In Old Forge or Thendara, call the Town of Webb Visitor Center 369-6983.

Schumer opposes spent grain rule

on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

US Senator Charles Schumer is stating his opposition to a proposed new federal rule on the upstate craft brew industry and farmers. The FDA is attempting to regulate spent grain, which is a natural byproduct of the brewing process, in a way that would prevent brewers from selling or donating it directly to farmers who use it to feed animals. Schumer stated that the rule, which is part of the FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, would put unnecessary regulation on brewers wishing to donate or sell spent grain. The new regulations would reportedly force brewers to meet a series of requirements, including changing the way they store and monitor spent grain, before selling or donating it to farmers. Brewers would have to go through a costly hazard analysis, including identifying possible food safety risks and establishing preventive controls. Schumer said such a process is unnecessary and burdensome given the lack of any documented health risk to humans or animals.

Boonville Town Supervisor gives April report

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

We speak with Boonville Town Supervisor John Gaylord, who gives his report for April.

Audio Interview

We will have more with Mr. Gaylord tomorrow.

Boonville Clean-Up to be held Saturday

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

The Boonville Village-Wide Clean-up will be held Saturday in conjunction with Earth Day. We spoke with Barb Freeman from the Boonville Environmental Council, who has more.

Audio Interview

We will have more on the clean-up tomorrow.

Remsen under boil water advisory

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

The Village of Remsen is under a boil water advisory. Village officials report that crews are working on lines on Main Street as well as a water main break on Prospect Street. Due to low pressure, the village is asking residents to boil water until further notice.

Oscar Mayer recalling mislabeled hot dogs

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said that Kraft's "Oscar
Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs." The agency said the
product labels are incorrect and do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk, which is a known allergen & is not declared on the label. The products were made in early March and bear the number "Est. 537H" inside the USDA mark of inspection. People with questions about the recall are being asked to contact Kraft's consumer relations department at 1-855-688-4386.

Taberg man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

A 23 year old Taberg man was in Oneida County Court to answer charges stemming from a fatal accident
in the Town of Lee in December. Stephen Burke Jr. pleaded guilty before Judge Michael Dwyer to first-degree vehicular manslaughter stemming from the December 6th accident on Sulphur Springs Road in the town of Lee which killed his passenger 24 year old Charles Melnick Jr. Burke, who allegedly had a blood alcohol content level of 0.14% at the time of the accident, will be sentenced on June 4th & is expected to be sentenced to 2-1/2 to 7-1/2 years in prison.

Carthage man charged with trespassing

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

A 44 year old Carthage man is facing charges following an incident Friday afternoon on the Jackson II Road. State Police report that Joseph Palladino swerved into the path of an oncoming state trooper then exited the vehicle and entered a residence. The homeowner was not home at the time & did not know the suspect. Palladino was taken into custody at his residence on Sunday & charged with trespassing and multiple traffic infractions. All charges are returnable to Town of Champion Court.

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