Local Police attend synthetic drug class

on Friday, 05 October 2012.

Local Police department members along with County Sheriff’s office, State Police and Ft Drum Military Police attend a workshop to help combat and prevent synthetic drug usage around the state hosted by the Oneida Nation Police Force.

The goal of the workshop was to get every agency on the same page about how to respond to the problems and health risks caused by synthetic drugs, such as bath salts. They also stress the importance of approaching the user in the safest way possible. Police were also trained how to safely handle users so that they do not die in custody.

 

Schumer warns dairy prices could double

on Friday, 05 October 2012.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer warns that milk prices in stores across New York could double if the Farm Bill isn't renewed.  Schumer says the nation will start to revert to 1940s era agriculture policy if a new Farm Bill isn't passed soon. The National Milk Producers Federation says government purchases of dairy products under the outdated law could cause milk prices to rise above $6 per gallon.  The Farm Bill is enacted every five to seven years and provides farm and food policy for America. The 2012 Farm Bill passed the Senate on June 21 by a bipartisan vote of 64 to 35, but it remains stalled in the House of Representatives. The 2008 Farm Bill expired on September 30th.

Owens calls for Canadian tariffs on dairy & poultry

on Friday, 05 October 2012.

Congressman Bill Owens and Congressman Reid Ribble of Wisconsin led a bi-partisan group of colleagues in writing to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk calling for Canadian tariffs against U.S. dairy and poultry products to be eliminated as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is a proposed trade deal.  Virtually all U.S. dairy and poultry products were excluded from the U.S.-Canada portion of NAFTA. Despite Canada's restrictions on imported dairy products, it remains the United States' second largest export market, totaling $443 million in 2011. The letter also urges the Administration to reach an agreement that strengthens and reinforces the World Trade Organization's sanitary measures by including safety measures based on sound, objective science.  Agricultural producers, processors and exporters have for years complained about non-tariff restrictions from other countries that are not science-based.  Earlier this year, Congressman Owens applauded Canada's invitation to join the negotiations.  Last year alone, Canada imported more than $280.9 billion in U.S. goods

Trinity Episcopal Church Apple Day

on Friday, 05 October 2012.

The Boonville Fall Arts Festival is coming up on Saturday.  We spoke with Angus Saunders from Trinity Episcopal Church, who has more on their Apple Day to be held in conjunction with the event.

Join Chris for our live broadcast from the Boonville Fall Arts Festival on Saturday from 9-noon.

Brownville man killed in Montague accident

on Thursday, 04 October 2012.

A 47 year old Brownville,  man was killed in a one car accident that occurred yesterday in the Town of Montague. Lewis County Sheriff's deputies report that a 2012 Dodge Van operated by Matthew J Brenon
became airborne after it went off the Gardner Road at the intersection of the Sears Pond Road. The van then struck a telephone junction box and then a tree.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Deputies were assisted at the scene by EMS 1, the New York State Police, Lewis County Search and Rescue and the Lowville Fire Department.

Two men plead guilty to felony DWI charges

on Thursday, 04 October 2012.

Two men appeared in Lewis County Court to answer felony DWI charges from separate incidents.  24 year old Brandon Hellinger of Lowville and 36 year old Robert Ritter of West Leyden pleaded guilty to their charges & then signed contracts to the enter the county Drug Court program.

DPN announces an event featured at the Fall Arts Festival

on Thursday, 04 October 2012.

The Boonville Fall Arts Festival is coming up on Saturday.  We spoke with Joann Ballard from the Dodge Pratt-Northam Art & Community Center, who has more on an event at the center in conjunction with the event.

Join Chris for our live broadcast from the Boonville Fall Arts Festival on Saturday from 9-noon.

Assemblyman Blankenbush discusses Farm Bill

on Thursday, 04 October 2012.

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, who is the ranking Republican on the Assembly Agriculture Committee, discussed the now expired Federal Farm Bill

We will have more with Mr. Blankebush tomorrow.

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