A Rensselaer Falls Man died Monday following an accident at the Gardenscape Quarry in Gouverneur. Troopers say that 54 year old Glenn Dibble was doing work when he fell off a pile of pallets in a storage building at the Quarry. No one witnessed the accident, and Dibble’s body was not found until the next day. The County Coroner ruled that the death was completely accidental.


A Paul Smith’s College Student died Tuesday after he suffered a seizure and drowned in the Lower St Regis Lake. 19 year old Nicolas Pendl was studying at the university, and is a native of Allegany< new York. Pendl had a history of a seizure disorder. State police are continuing their investigation into the matter.


A Heuvelton man is facing charges after he pushed a deputy early Thursday morning. 29 year old Brenton Decker was attempting to prevent a Sheriff’s Deputy from arresting another man and pushed the deputy. Decker has been charged with obstructing governmental administration and harassment. He will appear in Depeyster Town Court at a later date.


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the establishment of the North Country Economic Development Fund to provide low-cost loans to businesses expanding their facilities and creating or retaining jobs in the North Country. The $10 million fund results from a long-term power contract between the New York Power Authority and Alcoa. “This fund will give local businesses access to the capital they need to invest in land, equipment and technology that will enable them to remain competitive in the 21st Century,” Governor Cuomo said. “Supporting these efforts will in turn will help strengthen the region’s economy and create jobs in the North Country.”


Steven Byvelds announced Thursday he will be seeking another term as the Mayor of South Dundas. He lauded his achievements in office, including the rehabilitation of the sewer systems and the construction of the new South Dundas Municipal Center. He said in the future he wants to make the township, “more walkable.” The only person currently running against Byvelds is current Councillor Evonne Delegarde.


Claxton Hepburn Medical Center has launched an internal investigation to see if one of the Amish kidnapping suspects stole drugs while he was employed there. 39 year old Stephen Howells II has been suspended from employment at the hospital since he was charged in the kidnapping of two Amish girls earlier this month. An official for the hospital said they cannot comment on the specifics of Howells Case, only that they are cooperating with the active investigation.


Police have charged a Smiths Falls man in the death of a dog. Poloice reported yesterday that the as of now unnamed suspect became enraged last weekend when he saw his girlfriend walking with another man. He assaulted this person, then proceeded to his girlfriend’s residence where he assaulted two other people and killed a dog. He then fled on foot when police arrived but was later apprehended.


Tony Stewart will be returning to the racetrack this Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’s not raced since he struck and killed Kevin Ward, jr. at a Sprint Car Event in Watkins Glen.


MLB – Tigers over Yankees 3 to 2, Braves defeat the Mets 6 to 1

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