Trains have begun running through Lac-Megantic Quebec again, five months after a train explosion killed 47 people there. There are strict new regulations placed on the trains, including a mandated speed limit of 16 km/h, and a requirement for trains to stop at all level crossings.
SUNY Canton has received three quarters of a million dollars from National Grid to help with their construction of a wind turbine on the campus. The money will go toward a battery that will store electricity. When completed, the wind turbine will generate enough energy to run the campus. It will be installed behind the baseball fields and has been made possible by a joint effort with National Grid and the new York Power Authority.
Most out-patient services will not be available at Brockville General Hospital on Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th Christmas Day and Boxing Day statutory holidays.The Emergency Department will remain open 24 hours as usual, and in-patient services will not be affected. Out-patient services not available on Christmas Day and Boxing Day will include: Laboratory Services, and all clinics and community programs. All hospital departments will resume regular hours on Friday, December 27th.
A mobile home in Macomb was completely destroyed by a fire yesterdayafternoon. Fire fighters from Heuvelton and the Gouverneur Rescue Squad responded to a call of a structure fire at a mobile home owned by Bruce and Pauline House around 4:30. Though there were no injuries, the house was considered a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The Norwood Kiwanis Club has announced their Citizen of the Year Award Winner. Louise Pierce has been given the award for her contributions to the Norwood Community, including the organization of the fall festival. She received a plaque in honor of her accomplisments and we wish her congratulations.
No NFL Scores today but Packers coach Mike McCarthy has said that Quarterback Aaron Rogers has still not been cleared of his injuries and will continue to be evaluated
NHL – Senators lose to the Devils 5/2 - Rangers lose to the Penguins in a shootout 4 / 3