A portion of the 401 was closed down for most of Saturday afternoon and evening after a fatal one vehicle collision which has now resulted in the deaths of two people. Police report indicated that Lynda Baynton was traveling westbound when her vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a median, ending up on its side near the Moulinette Road exit in South Stormont. Her passenger, 61 year old Robert Smart, died at the scene. Baynton died after being airlifted to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The passing lane of the 401 was reopened around 10 pm Saturday.
A report from the New York Times indicates that some 34,500 individuals are mentally unfit to own a gun in New York State. Based on information acquired under the freedom of information law, the paper determined that 300 of the people on the list had handgun permits which were revoked due to the SAFE Act.
The New York Power Authority plans to begin removing docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River starting today. The process will take approximately two weeks, but that could change depending upon the weather.
St Lawrence County officials have nearly completed their search for a new chief of the Public Health Department. Soon to depart county administrator Karen St Hilaire indicated that she and her committee had interviewed the two finalists this past week, marking the coming end for a search that has gone on longer than anticipated. It is possible that the announcement of a new director could come within a month's time.
Thanks to funds recently secured by Assemblywoman Addie Russell, the renovation to the St. Lawrence County Housing Council Headquarters will proceed. The fifty-thousand dollar allotment will allow the council to continue providing services out of their Main street office. Russell said that being able to utilize their building to the full extent will allow employees to focus their energy on improving the lives of the many communities it serves.
Brockville South End was without power for a period of time early Sunday morning after an allegedly impaired driver struck a hydro one pole. Police said that they responded to the call around 3:30 am and found that a vehicle had hit a hydro pole at the intersection of Pearl and Maple Streets. The 25 year old man was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Hydro One crews spent much of the morning cleaning up the scene and restoring power to the area.