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$15 an Hour

A state wage board has voted, unanimously, to raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15 an hour.  At that pay rate, a fast-food worker will make $600 a week for 40 hours of work, or $31,200 a year.

Gov. Cuomo Orders Flags to Half Staff

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff beginning today, July 22, 2015 in honor of the victims of last week’s shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, TN. Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

New Area Code Announced

The number 6-8-0 will soon become familiar to area residents. Area code 680 will become the second area code in Central and Northern  New York in about 18 months, joining 315 in an 18-county area stretching from south of Syracuse and Utica to the Canadian border.

Police Blotter 7/22/15

In our Police Blotter

(SOURCE:  State Police-Lowville)

A 29 year old Glenfield man was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct violations following an incident last night on the Higby Road in the Town of Greig- The New York State Police in Lowville arrested Richard Farr and charged him with second degree Harassment with physical contact and disorderly conduct.

Minimum Wage Hike Meeting

A wage board convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to vote to raise the hourly minimum rate for fast food workers in New York state from the current $8.75 cents an hour to as high as $15 an hour when it meets today.

Sports Review 7/22/15

Sports Review:


The Yankees one up’d the Orioles 3-2.
The Mets took revenge against the Nationals 7-2.

Boonville Weekly Police Report

From the Village of Boonville Police:

30 year old Anthony Hirsch from Croghan was arrested Friday evening by Boonville Police. Hirsch was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a .08% BAC or higher, unlicensed operation, uninspected motor vehicle, use of scanner device in a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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