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Planning underway for Fall Arts Festival

Planning is underway for the annual Boonville Fall Arts Festival, which will be held October 4th in downtown Boonville. In addition to
crafts, food, & other vendors as well as village & town-wide garage sales, area chili cooks are asked to submit their recipe for the chili contest with the winner receiving a gift certificate to Boonville's Own Great American. There will also be a cookie contest with the winner of that contest getting a gift certificate from Tops Friendly Market in Boonville. For more information on the contests or for vendor space, contact the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce at 942-5112 or go to

DOT project underway in Boonville

We spoke with Jim Piccola from the New York State Department of Transportation, who has more on the project in downtown Boonville.

Audio Interview

We will have more on the project tomorrow.


Bands featured at Cream Cheese Festival

The Lowville Cream Cheese Festival will be held Saturday. We continue with Donna Smith, who discusses the band schedule.

Audio Interview

We will have more on the events at the Cream Cheese Festival tomorrow.


2 charged after traffic stop

A traffic stop yesterday afternoon resulted in charges for 2 Lowville residents. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that they conducted a stop in the Tops Plaza in Lowville & a passenger in the vehicle, identified as 43 year old David Daniels was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument after 2 needles were allegedly found in his possession. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Village of Lowville Court. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 23 year old Melissa Snyder, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 3rd degree & she was remanded to the Lewis County Jail on $300 cash bail. Lowville Police assisted at the scene.

Special election to be held today

There will be a special election in the Village of Boonville today. Village residents will head to the polls to decide on a proposition that if passed would see the annual election of all elected village officers be held & conducted by the Oneida County Board of Elections concurrent with the general primaries held in accordance with & provided by the State Election Law. Polls will be open today from 12-9 p.m. with voting to take place at the Boonville Village Offices on State Route 12.

Tony Stewart case going to grand jury

An Ontario County grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a Port Leyden driver at a sprint car race last month. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said yesterday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff's investigators, he has decided to present the case to a grand jury. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case. Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. of Port Leyden at a dirt-track race in Canandaigua on August 9th after the 20 year old had climbed from his car after it had spun while racing alongside Stewart. Stewart issued a statement saying he looks forward to the process being completed and will continue to cooperate. NASCAR officials also issued a statement saying that Stewart will be allowed to compete this weekend at the NASCAR event at the New Hampshire International Speedway.

Fire damages house in Steuben

Several fire departments responded to a house fire in Steuben yesterday morning. Fire officials report that the call came in of a fire at two-story home on Route 274 at around 10 a.m. Several departments, including Westernville, Floyd, & Holland Patent were called out. The fire reportedly started in a downstairs utility room and quickly spread to the second floor. Firefighters were unable to get to the second floor from the inside due to the stairs being destroyed in the fire. Firefighters had to take to the roof, which had two layers. Remsen Firefighters were called in for overhaul of the property. Two people lived in the home, but were not there when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported. Because there were no hydrants in the area, a temporary fill station had to be set up. The exact cause has not yet been determined.

Town of Webb Police Chief to retire

The Town of Webb Police Chief will retire. The Town of Webb Board passed a resolution at their September meeting that John Russell will remain classified under his current status of suspended with pay until his retirement on December 2nd. Russell's accumulated vacation time & sick leave will be paid as comp in equal installments until December 2nd and that he will retain his coverage under the Town of Webb health plan. The police chief was suspended with pay on July 29, pending an internal audit of the police department. There currently have been no updates regarding that audit. The Town Board also passed a resolution to amend the Municipal Cooperation Agreement between the police departments in Town of Webb and the Town of Inlet Under the amendment, the Inlet Police Chief will supervise the Town of Webb Department due to the Town of Webb Police Department not having a police chief.

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