Boonville Fair announces schedule change

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Some changes have been announced for the Boonville-Oneida County Fair. Fair Board officials report that instead of Monday, the fair will now start on a Tuesday & the Fair Parade will also move to Tuesday night. The 2014 edition of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair will be held July 22nd-27th with this year's theme being "There is Magic in the Air at the Boonville Fair." The fair website will be updated next month &we will have more on the fair as the date approaches.

Town of Webb School voters to decide on reserve fund

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Voters in the Town of Webb School District will head to the polls May 20th to vote on the school budget as well as decide on 2 Board of Education seats & decide whether or not to approve the establishment of a capital reserve fund for the school. Under the plan, money that is not spent at the end of the fiscal year would go into a capital reserve account that would be used specifically for capital projects, which would help avoid a
jump in the tax levy and avoids a vote on large capital projects. Most school districts now have a capital reserve fund. The budget vote will take place from 2-9 p.m. on May 20th in the school gym. The Board of Education will then meet on May 21st to accept the results of the budget vote.

Safe pill drop off day scheduled

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Those that are looking to dispose of unwanted or expired medications can come to an event at Lewis County General Hospital. A safe pill drop off day has been scheduled for April 26th from 10-2 in the hospital lobby. Expired & unwanted over the counter & prescription medications, including controlled substances, will be accepted as well as pills, powders, liquids, & epi-pens. Items, such as sharps, medical waste, thermometers, & household cleaning items will not be accepted. The event is sponsored by the hospital in partnership with Mountainview Prevention Services & the Lewis County Sheriff's Department.

Boonville Earth Day to be held April 26th

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Once again, the Village of Boonville Clean-Up Day will be held in conjunction with Earth Day on Saturday, April 26th. Participants will gather at the American Legion Post #406 from 8:30-9 a.m. for coffee, donuts, & juice provided by the Legion. People are urged to bring their old cell phones, toothpaste tubes, digital cameras, GPS, MP3 players, calculators, & other items to the Legion between 8:30 & 10 as part of a recycling & fundraising event for the PTA. A tree pruning demonstration as well as a discussion about the Boonville Community Garden will be held at the Boonville Methodist Church at 10:30. In addition, the Boonville Transfer Site will accept appliances free of charge from 9-2. Washer, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks, & furnaces will be accepted with a limit of 3 per family.

Griffo examines rising utility bills

on Wednesday, 16 April 2014.

We continue with State Senator Joe Griffo, who discusses rising energy bills.

Audio Interview

We will have more with Senator Griffo tomorrow.

Lowville mayor discusses grant application

on Wednesday, 16 April 2014.

We speak with Lowville Mayor Donna Smith, who discusses a grant.

Audio Interview

We will have more with Mayor Smith tomorrow.

Flood warnings remain in effect

on Wednesday, 16 April 2014.

The National Weather Service reports that the Black River in Watertown is expected to crest around 13.3 feet this evening which could cause even more flooding problems. As of this morning, the river was at 12.5 feet and rising. Flood stage is 10 feet, which the river exceeded Monday morning. Several roads in Lewis County are closed due to flooding. The weather service is also warning of flooding of the Black River in Boonville
& the Moose River below McKeever, where the river was supposed to crest early this morning. According to
the weather service, at flood stage, there could be significant roadway flooding and widespread farmland flooding in low-lying areas. A flood warning for the Black River remains in effect until further notice.

Trenton man arrested for 2nd time in 2 weeks

on Wednesday, 16 April 2014.

A 40 year old registered sex offender has been arrested for the 2nd time in 2 weeks. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center reports that Mark Barrows of Trenton was arrested on April 2nd for Failure to Register/photograph update, which is a Class-E Felony. Barrows later logged onto the Child Advocacy Center's Facebook page and posted remarks regarding his arrest. As a result, authorities were able to determine that Barrows allegedly had an email account which was not on file with the NYS Sex Offender Registry. He was arraigned on a second Class-E Felony for Failure to Register his internet details with The NYS Sex Offender Registry as required by law & was remanded to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $10,000
cash bail or bond. Both cases will be referred to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office for Grand Jury consideration.

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