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Sports Report 12/23

In the NHL…
Pittsburg lost in the shoot out to Florida 4 – 3.
Tonight, the Rangers host the Caps at 7.
The Bruins play the Preds at 7.
The Iles take on the Habs at 7.
And Buffalo travels to Detroit at 7:30.

Tonight in Local Sports, Syracuse dominated Colgate 78-43.

Also in Boys Basketball
Lowville beat Copenhagen 63 – 58.
and in a game heard last night here on the moose...The Adirondack Boys fell to Remsen (REM sin) 58 - 44.
Tonight, Beaver River hosts South Lewis Live On The Moose after the JV game.

And in Girls Basketball, Adirondack lost to West Canada Valley 43 – 17. Copenhagen beat LaFargeville, 56 - 14.

Tonight, the Beaver River girls travel to South Lewis at 6.

Gov Cuomo Seeks Reform From Teachers After "Evaulation" Results

Gov. Andrew. Cuomo signaled on Thursday that he intended to push for sweeping changes to the state’s education system next year, with goals that include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.

In a letter to the education commissioner and the chancellor of the Board of Regents, Cuomo asserted that the performance of the state’s students on a variety of measures, like graduation rates and test scores, was “unacceptable.” He also asked pointed questions about subjects like teacher evaluations and tenure. The first question on the list, for instance, asked, “How is the current teacher evaluation system credible when only 1% of teachers are rated ineffective?”

The letter, which cited “special interests,” a clear reference to the major teachers’ unions, suggested that the governor planned to aggressively confront the unions, which did not endorse him in his re-election campaign.

Mr. Cuomo said that he planned to use his considerable power in the budget process and will clearly lay out his views in the year ahead.

Addition to Firefighter's Insurance

Sen. Joseph Griffo announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the senator’s bill that will provide benefits to firefighters and ambulance workers injured while assisting at a scene before an officer in command is established. Senator Griffo commented that it volunteers should not be afraid to help others because of their fear of not being insured if they become injured. Griffo also thanked Gov. Cuomo for signing the “common sense” bill. He also urged municipality or fire companies, which provides coverage under the Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law or Volunteer Ambulance Workers’ Benefit Law, to adopt this resolution at their upcoming meeting.

Lewis County Court review 12/22

Here are the Friday’s Lewis County Court overview as reported by the Johnson Newspaper Group

24 year old Todd M. Suiter admitted that he had sexual relations with an underage girl and that he falsely denied involvement in a break-in. He was arraigned on charges of third-degree rape, making a punishable false written statement and criminal trespass. He pleaded guilty to the first two charges, satisfying the trespass charge. Sentencing was set for Feb. 27

Stormy N. Fields, 19, of Watertown, was sentenced to one year in county jail, to run concurrently with a term from Jefferson County Court, along with $2,200 restitution on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny, to which she pleaded guilty on Aug. 8. Judge King also issued an eight-year order of protection on the victim’s behalf.

Russell Miller, 48, of Lowville, was sentenced to time served in county jail and $165 restitution on a charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, to which he pleaded guilty Oct. 17.
33 year old Jason. Suiter of Lowville was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded not guilty. His case was adjourned to Jan. 23.

Justin Hurley aged 31, of Lowville had his case of third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of a meth lab, reckless endangerment and fifth-degree sale and possession of a controlled substance adjourned to Jan. 9. Mr. Hurley was accused of selling meth and operating a meth lab in his apartment.

Oscar Medina, 22, of Lowville had his case of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts apiece of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia adjourned to Jan. 9.

Jonathan Aguiar aged 23, of Watertown, had sentencing on two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon adjourned to Jan. 9; he pleaded guilty Aug. 15. He was accused of illegally possessing a pistol and pointing it at a woman April 12 in the town of Martinsburg.

47 year old Kazimierz Wodka Jr. of Croghan, had sentencing in his case of second-degree grand larceny adjourned to Jan. 9; he pleaded guilty last December.

: New Study Approved to fix drains in Lewis County General Hospital’s parking

Yesterday, The Village Board of Lowville approved spending $1,700 for an engineering study to help address and fix the drainage problems in the Lewis County General Hospital’s parking. As reported by the Johnson Newspaper Group, the total cost of the study is $5,100 and is being split among the county, town and village. All three of these entities must sign the agreement.

Police Blotter 12/22

A 47 year old Port Leyden woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies responded to her residence for a domestic dispute. Sheriff’s deputies report that Candice Leon locked her arms to her sides in an attempt to stop deputies from putting handcuffs on her. She was arraigned in Town of Lyonsdale Court and remanded to the Lewis County jail on One Thousand Dollars Cash bail.

A 29 year old Florence, Mass. Man was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. State police charged Brock Dykeman, in the early Sunday morning on Middle Road in the Town of Greig. He is summoned to appear in Town of Greig Court.

26 year old Cody Makuch (Ma-Kuch) of Carthage was found by Lewis County Sheriff's Office asleep in his running vehicle parked, which was partially parked in the asphalt on the Number Four Road in the Town of Watson. Deputies woke up Makuch, who admitted he had been drinking alcohol and had to pull over to get some sleep. Makuch registered a .14% Blood Alcohol Count after he was placed into custody and transported to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. Makuch was issued tickets for driving while intoxicated and parking on payment. He will answer to these charges at the Town of Watson Court at a later date.

18 year old Dylan Rogers of the Town of Martinsburg was charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, unlawful imprisonment, driving with a suspended registration, and driving without insurance. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a domestic incident where Rogers was accused of abusing a female.

Sports Report 12/22

Today in Sports…                 

First in the NHL…
The Rangers shut-out Carolina 1 – 0.
Buffalo lost to Boston, 4 – 3.
And the Pens visit Florida at 7.

Tonight in Local Sports, Syracuse hosts Colgate at 7.

Also Tonight in Boys Basketball, .
Lowville travels to Copenhagen at 7:30 and Adirondack visits Remsen LIVE Tonight on The Moose.
 Tonight in Girls Basketball, Adirondack is on the road at West Canada Valley at 6:30.

Police Blotter 12/20

Jeremy Kampneym, age 22 of Croghan, was arrested by Lowville Police yesterday with aggravated harassment and criminal contempt. Kampney is accused of violating an order of protection. He repeatedly called and texted a protected person. Kampney was taken into custody without incident and was arraigned in the Village of Lowville court. He was remanded to the Lewis County Jail on a One Thousand Dollar cash bail.

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