Christmas gift program starts Saturday

on Tuesday, 12 November 2013.

The Wish Upon a Star Christmas Gift Program will begin this weekend. This year, sign-ups will be on Saturday from 10-1 only. This program assists parents or legal guardians receive gifts for their children. Only residents
of the Adirondack Central School District are eligible to sign up for the program. Any group, individual or
organization who would like to be an angel by providing a gift for a child can pick up a star at Apple Blossom Floral Shoppe in Boonville from November 18 through November 27, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These angels can purchase the requested gift for the amount they wish to spend & take their unwrapped gift to the First Presbyterian Church on James Street in Boonville, on December 13th from 4-7.

Water Act passes in Congress

on Friday, 25 October 2013.

Congressmen Bill Owens & Richard Hanna voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which passed the House by a vote of 417-3. A bill Congressman Owens cosponsored was included in the act, which means for the first time, the Great Lakes waterways, including the Saint Lawrence Seaway will be designated as a single, unified navigation system, which will directly benefit New York by allowing the system's ports and waterways to bid on government funds for infrastructure projects as a single entity, instead of competing against each other for the same funds. The act also reauthorizes the National Dam Safety Program, which funds dam repairs, safety research and training, and the development of emergency action plans. The North Country region alone has 180 aging dams that are deemed high-hazard or significant-hazard, because their failure would significantly threaten life and property.

DWI Arrest

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 36 year old Clarance Merry of Lowville early this morning. Deputies report that Merry was stopped on Water Street in the Village of Lowville for driving 60 in a 30 mph zone, and inadequate exhaust. While deputies were interviewing Mr Merry, a strong odor of alcohol was detected. Merry failed all field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested. He was transported to the Lewis County Public Safety Building where he registered a .14% blood alcohol content. Merry was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed in a zone, inadequate exhaust, and obstructed view. He was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed operation after it was discovered that he was operating on a revoked license He was arraigned in the Village of Lowville Court and remanded to the Lewis County Jail on NO bail. Deputies were assisted by the Lowville Village Police.

Lyons Falls Arrest

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

A 17 year old Lyons Falls teen was arrested over the weekend and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. The Johnston Newspaper group reported yesterday that Kerra Ann. Downing, was charged at her home by state police at 7:21 p.m. Saturday.. She was taken to the Lewis County jail where she was held on an unspecified cash bail. Police provided no additional details on the incident.

Court Reports

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

A Port Leyden man will serve state prison time for having sexual contact with a child.

The Johnson newspapers reported that 29 year old Daniel S. Rounds of Murphy Road, was sentenced in Lewis County Court on Friday as a second felony offender to eight years in prison, 15 years of post-release parole supervision and $1,425 in court fees on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual act, to while he pleaded guilty Aug. 23. He also was registered as a sex offender, and Judge Daniel King issued an order of protection that is to extend eight years past his maximum release date. He was accused of having oral sex with a child under the age of 11 from June to September 2008 in Port Leyden and inappropriately touching the child in November in the town of Lyonsdale.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

44 year old James Sees , and his 28 year old wife, Nicole, both of High Falls Apartments, on Cherry St, and 28 year old Jody A. Kirk all had their cases of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance adjourned until Nov. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Sees additionally were charged with unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material, Mr. Sees and Mr. Kirk were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Mr. Kirk was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. The three are accused of operating a meth lab Sept. 3 in the Sees' apartment in Lyons Falls.

Lyle F. Davoy Sr., 56, of Stillwater Road in the Town of Watson, had his case of second-degree murder, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree criminal use of a firearm until Friday with a possible trial date set for Nov. 18. He is accused of shooting his son, 29 year old Lyle Davoy Jr, in the upper torso with a 20-gauge shotgun on the night of May 13 outside a Stillwater Road residence, causing the younger Mr. Davoy's death.


Boonville Youth Charged for Stealing

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

A 14 year old Boonville youth was arrested late Saturday night by Boonville Village Police and was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree. The youth’s name was not released because of his age. The arrest stemmed from an incident in September at a residence on East Schuler Street when police responded to a call about a stolen bicycle. An investigation into the incident did show that the youth allegedly possessed the bike stolen from East Schuyler Street. When questioned, the youth failed to cooperate with police. He was released to his parents with an appearance ticket returnable to Oneida County Family Court to answer the charges.

Woman Bites State Trooper

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

A Barneveld woman was charged last week after she got into a fight over a motel room bill in Warren County and bit a state trooper. 44 year old Gillian Albicker was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and theft of services, the Post-Star of Glens Falls reported. State police were called to Lee's Corner Motel in Chester because someone staying at the motel refused to pay for their room. Albicker was uncooperative and got into a fight with police at the eight-room motel. Albicker reportedly bit a state police sergeant on the arm during the scuffle. She was arraigned and released on bail.

Blankenbush Discusses Repeal of NY SAFE Act

on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

We spoke with Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, who discusses repealing the NY SAFE Act.

Assemblyman Blankenbush discusses Common Core standards tomorrow.

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