Town of Greig Woman Charged with Grand Larceny

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

A 38 year old Town of Greig woman was arrested yesterday and charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony. It is alleged that Teresia Jenne withdrew $5,000.00 out of her checking account at the Community Bank in Lowville when she actually had a zero balance. She then failed to pay the bank back after being contacted by bank officials demanding the return of the money. She was arraigned in Village Court and remanded to jail on $7500.00 bail.

One Vehicle Property Damage Accident in Town of Lowville

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

Lewis County Sheriff Deputies investigated a one vehicle property damage accident that occurred Thursday evening on Route 12 in the Town of Lowville. Police allege that 29 year old Gretchen Anderson of Glenfield was inattentive when she drove too close to a tractor that was in front of her vehicle. She had to swerve off the road to avoid striking the tractor. Anderson was treated at the scene and released. She was issued tickets for uninspected motor vehicle and following too closely. She will answer the charges in the Town of Lowville court. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Lowville Fire Department and Lewis County Search and Rescue.

Town of Leyden Man Charged after Domestic Dispute

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

A 24 year old Town of Leyden Man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a domestic dispute. Michael Fey was charged after police allege that he tried to run a vehicle with two female occupants off the road in an attempt to try to speak with one of the passengers. Two children were also in the car during the incident. Fey was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct. All charges are returnable to the Town of Lewis Court.

Fatal Car Accident in Brantingham

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

A 21 year old Brantingham man is dead following an accident in Brantingham yesterday. The Lewis County Sheriff's Department reported that Justin Gilbert of Brantingham was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Partridgeville Road in the town of Greig Thursday morning when he apparently lost control and went off the road. The vehicle struck a tree before flipping onto its roof.  Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials believe speed played a role in the crash.

Cold Brook Arrest

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday in Cold Brook on a parole violation charge. Mark D. Gauthier, 21, was arrested without incident at a home on Main Street after marshals say he was found hiding in a crawl space in the attic.

According to officials, Gauthier was involved in an incident in Little Falls on Friday that led to new criminal charges for weapons and marijuana possession. As a result, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision obtained an arrest warrant for violation of parole. The Utica division of the U.S. Marshals, New York State Division of corrections and Community Supervision, Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Utica Police Department, Herkimer County Probation Office and New York State Police all participated in the investigation.

Assemblyman Discusses Nanotech Center

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

We spoke with Assemblyman Marc Butler, who discusses his concerns about the nanotech center.

Mr. Butler will discuss the NY SAFE Act tomorrow.

Lowville Mayor Discusses World's Largest Cheesecake

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

We wrap up with Lowville Mayor Donna Smith, who discusses Lowville being home to the world’s largest cheesecake.

We will have more with Mayor Smith next month.

Lyons Falls Receives BOA Grant

on Friday, 18 October 2013.

Governor Cuomo announced yesterday $10 million in Brownfield Opportunity Areas grants for 26 communities throughout the state.In our area, Lewis County and the Village of Lyons Falls will receive $553,761 tocomplete an implementation strategy to return four brownfield sites back to productive use with an emphasis on redevelopment of the abandoned Lyons Falls pulp and paper mill site to create business opportunities, increase employment and complete improvements in Downtown Lyons Falls. Brownfields are defined as dormant properties where the presence or potential presence of contamination has impeded site redevelopment, turning the properties into economic and environmental drains on localities. The grants provide funding for municipalities to implement revitalization strategies that are necessary in order to redevelop impacted sites. Once redeveloped, brownfield sites become community assets that can attract businesses, jobs, and ultimately expand the local tax base.

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