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Griffo Secures $10,000 to Address Domestic Violence

State Senator Joe Griffo announced that he has secured $10,000 for Lewis County Opportunities to use toward services that directly help victims of domestic violence. The funds, which come from the 2014-15 state budget, will be used to support individuals suffering from physical and sexual violence and their families. This includes providing assistance with the court system, from accompanying victims to hearings to helping draft court petitions, such as custody and orders of protection. Employees also begin goal planning to empower the victim and help him or her with a variety of life issues, such as finding a job, securing an apartment and sheltering their pet. The agency also runs its own safe dwelling, which houses up to eight individuals. Other services include counseling, education and advocacy for victims. For more information, call Lewis County Opportunities at 376-8202 during business hours or call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 376-HELP.

Draft Open Space Plan now available for comment

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a Draft Open Space Plan for the public to comment on. The Open Space Plan has been revised several times since it was first published in the early 1990's and serves as the framework for the acquisition of property by these Stateagencies. Acquisition includes both the outright purchase of the property or the purchase of recreational easements. You can review the plan by going to: www.dec.ny.gov/lands. A series of public hearings will be held throughout the state. There will be a workshop before each hearing and the public will have an opportunity to attend either an afternoon or evening session.  For more information, call the NYS Snowmobile Association at 1-888-624-3849 Ext. 102.

School districts ranked by cost effectiveness

We continue our series today on the academic performance of local school districts done by the Buffalo Business First Journal based on a survey based on four years of Data from the New York State Education Department. Today we look at the 2014 rankings of Upstate New York's 432 school districts in terms of cost-effectiveness. Cost effectiveness meaning academic performance when compared to tax dollars spent. Best Scores are given to the districts that are the most cost effective. In our area we have Beaver River ranking 26th out of the 432 districts surveyed...followed by 56th ranked Carthage; Followed by Holland Patent 102nd place Copenhagen 141st place Lowville Academy in 147th place, Adirondack in 274th place Harrisville ranked 326th, Town of Webb ranked 369th South Lewis is at 388 and finally Remsen ranked 406th out of 432 schools in upstate NY in Cost Effectiveness. We asked projects editor Scott Thomas if there were any surprises in the survey results.

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Tomorrow we look at how our area schools are ranked when student's college plans are considered.

Griffo discusses Start Up NY

State Senator Joe Griffo paid a visit to the studio last week where he discussed the Governor's Start Up NY initiative.

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We will have more with the Senator tomorrow.

Glenfield man arrested for burglary

A 27 year old Glenfield man is in the Lewis County Jail following an incident last night on Deforest Avenue in Glenfield. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that they responded to a call of a physical confrontation & upon arrival, found Kyle Poore being physically restrained by 3 individuals & took him into custody after an investigation revealed that Poore had allegedly forced his way into a residence, causing damage to the entry door. He was charged with burglary 2nd degree, which is a class-C felony, criminal mischief 3rd degree, which is a class-E felony, assault 3rd degree, & unlawful possession of marijuana. Poore was arraigned in Town of Lowville Court & was remanded to the Lewis County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. Deputies were assisted at the scene by State Police.

2 charged with child endangerment

2 men are facing charges for allegedly tattooing an underage individual. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that 29 year old Jason Shilling of West Leyden & 25 year old Jack Underwood of Vansant, Virginia were both charged with endangering the welfare of a child & unlawfully dealing with a child 2nd degree stemming from a complaint from a parent, who stated that their 16 year old son had been tattooed without their permission. Both subjects were issued appearance tickets returnable to Town of Lewis Court at a later date. Deputies were assisted by the New York State Police.

Carthage man charged with AUO

A Monday afternoon traffic stop led to charges for a 31 year old Carthage man. Carthage Police report that Devin Clark was stopped on West Street & was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 2nd degree & operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Clark will answer his charges November 3rd in Village of Carthage Court.

Copenhagen man charged with aggravated DWI

A 22 year old Copenhagen man is facing charges in Jefferson County. New York State Police report that William Henry was charged with aggravated DWI following a stop in the Town of Clayton. His blood/alcohol content was allegedly 0.18%. Henry will answer his charges in
Town of Clayton Court.

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