A Lewis County village will receive federal funding to improve their sewer system. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand as well as Congressman Bill Owens made the announcement that Castorland has been awarded $325,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The funding will be used to upgrade the sewer collection system and to construct a sewer treatment plant.
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The New York State Police is hosting a training session for public safety personnel on how to help military veterans in crisis. Public safety personnel from across the state representing law enforcement, emergency medical services responders and 911 dispatchers are attending this week's two-day course being held at the State Police Academy in Albany. State police officials say military veterans returning from overseas deployment can face physical and psychological problems from traumatic experiences. The special training being offered focuses on effectively communicating with veterans in a crisis situation and teaching first-responders the tools that can help to diminish a situation. Participants will also learn more about the effects of multiple deployments and the challenges veterans can face while reintegrating into society and returning to their families.
A welcome home ceremony was held at the Magrath Sports Complex for roughly 100 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. The Soldiers spent the past ten months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where they maintained command of Regional Command East.
We spoke with Boonville Town Supervisor John Gaylord, who gives his report for October.
We will have more with Mr. Gaylord tomorrow.
We continue with Mayor Donna Smith, who has more on the lighting at the Village Police Station.
We will discuss zoning issues with Mayor Smith tomorrow.
A special event is being held at the Lowville Elks Lodge. We spoke with Leah Schneider, who has more.
Once again, the event will be held today from 9-1 at the Lowville Elks Lodge.
A 29 year old Croghan man is facing charges stemming from a 1-vehicle property damage accident that occurred at around 9:44 p.m. Saturday night on the Snell Road in the Town of Watson. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that Kenneth Turck was traveling southbound when he lost control on a curve & exited off the right shoulder of the roadway & entered a ditch. He was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed on a curve, returnable to Town of Watson Court at a later date.
A domestic incident led to charges for a 23 year old Carthage man. Watertown City Police report that Tyler Wilkinson was charged Friday afternoon with disorderly conduct for allegedly following his girlfriend down State Street while waving his arms around and yelling at her. Wilkinson will appear in City Court November 10th.
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