on Thursday, 06 March 2014.
Bids have gone out for the design phase of the new airport terminal at Griffiss International Airport in Rome. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says that the hopes are that the new terminal, along with the 1,500 jobs being created from the new QUAD-C Building at SUNYIT and other expected nanotechnology jobs to follow, will be enough to lure a commercial airline to fly out of Oneida County. Bids will be accepted over the next few months with the county then going out to bid for actual construction. Picente added that if all goes well, a commercial airline could set up shop at Griffiss sometime late next year.
Residents of the Carthage Central School District are being asked what should be done about the former Great Bend Elementary School. The building currently houses administrative offices for the district, although some have been moved to other buildings. District officials stated that the building has become the most expensive building in the district to maintain & has become economically inefficient to run that building. Any renovations could not be funded with state aid, due to not enough students being in the building for it to qualify. A public forum to discuss what should be done will be held by the school district from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 12th at the building with self-guided tours beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Governor Cuomo encourages New Yorkers to begin planning for Maple Weekend events this month, which take place across the state on March 22nd and 23rd and also on March 29th and 30th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. New York currently ranks second nationwide in maple production, accounting for 18% of the nation's output with 574,000 gallons produced in 2013. Also during the 2013 season, New York's maple producers used 2.2 million taps, the largest number of taps since 1949. Maple Weekend, which is an annual event put on by the New York State Maple Producers Association, will take place at more than 100 locations statewide. There, maple producers at will show visitors how maple syrup is produced in sugarhouses, going through the process from tree to table, explaining everything from tubing systems to the evaporation process. For more information on Maple Weekend events throughout New York State, please visit www.mapleweekend.com.
Governor Cuomo announced that New York State Police were successful in 15% of Automated External Defibrillators saves for individuals under sudden cardiac arrest, which is a rate of almost double the national average of 8%. All marked State Police vehicles and state buildings are equipped with the devices, and troopers are given comprehensive, special training to use them in emergency situations. According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people across the country will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year alone. By giving an electric shock to the heart to help reestablish normal heart function, use of an AED along with early CPR is one of the most effective treatments for restoring a regular heart rhythm. The Division of State Police began training members and equipping all marked State Police vehicles with AEDs in2007. More than 6,000 employees of the State Police have completed training in the use of AEDs and CPR.
on Thursday, 06 February 2014.
The New York State Senate has passed the Public Assistance Integrity Act in a vote of 53 to 4. The proposed law would make it illegal for people to use their EBT cards at ATMs in liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs as well as keep people from using the cards to buy cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets. Under the proposed law, people who are caught three times could get their public benefits revoked permanently. Senators are urging the Assembly to pass the bill. Last year Congress passed a law requiring states to pass reforms that comply with federal laws restricting the use of EBT withdrawals at ATMs in liquor stores, strip clubs and casinos. If New York doesn't do so by February 22nd, it could lose more than $120 million of federal funding for social benefit programs.
on Saturday, 01 February 2014.
As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across the country prepare for the game, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the NFL and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Coalition, have joined forces with Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol to spread the message about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday, because "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk." If you're attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant: Designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins. If there's no designated driver, then ask a sober friend for a ride; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or just stay the night. Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink. If you're hosting a Super Bowl party: Make sure all your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternatetransportation to ensure they get home safely. Serve food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party. Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert. Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink. And remember, your seat belt is your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash.
on Tuesday, 28 January 2014.
A special meeting of the Adirondack Central School Board of Education that was scheduled for this evening has been canceled. School District officials report that there will be a public meeting regarding the Capital Project next Tuesday, February 4th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.
on Monday, 20 January 2014.
The 2014 Black River Valley Concert series is bringing you some great traditional Irish Music this Saturday at 7:30pm in the Historical Society's blue room. Tickets are $18 advanced sale or $20 at the door.
BRCS Superintendent discusses Common Core
Help available to combat teen alcoholism
Castorland man arrested for grand larceny
Fabius woman injured in accident
Lowville woman charged with harassment
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