Two residents of
Natural Bridge were in Police Custody and later issued appearance tickets on
TUesday for possession of heroin. During a traffic stop, police found that 29
year old Bridget Prashaw and 18 year old Gerald Woodard the third were in
possession of four packets of heroin and three prescription drugs as well as
hypodermic needles. State police assisted in their investigation of the matter,
the most recent in a string of heroin busts for our area.
District Attorney Mary
Rain's investigation into county officials who she feels misappropriated funds
has been put on hold pending a decision from a state judge. Rain is attempting to
discern the usage of drug seizure money and why county officials did not apply
for a state grant which would have paid for the salary of victim's rights
advocates. Other county officials have suggested that Rain is incapable of
handling the investigation herself, and have asked that a special prosecutor be
The Ogdensburg City School
district will be accepting offers for the purchase of the former Lincoln
Elementary school building through 10 am today. The Knox street property will
be sold as is without warranty, with the interested party required to make
inspection arrangements. Any prospective buyers are encouraged to contact Jim
McCarthy at 393-0900 extension 1927.
Governor Andrew M.
Cuomo today announced that an investment of more than $9 million will be made
to expand broadband access and increase broadband use among older adults in the
North Country region. This investment is a result of a public/private
partnership between New York State, Slic Network Solutions, Inc. and Older
Adults Technology Services (OATS) and includes funding from the $6 million
broadband fund awarded to the North Country Regional Economic Development
Council. This investment will provide broadband access from the town of Belmont
to the Southern end of Malone, and in the towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Chester,
Oswegachie and Depeyster. Slic will expand access to broadband services for
approximately 2,500 unserved households, 134 businesses and 33 community anchor
institutions in the North Country, including 2 schools.
Congressman Bill Owens
announced Wednesday that 46 thousand dollars in grant funding secured through
the Department of Homeland Security will be given to the Massena Volunteer Emergency
Company. In a press release, Owens said that the money will give the fire
department the resources they need to ensure the safety of their firefighters
Hospital is praising the town of Gananoque, Legion Branch 92, and Gananoque
Resident Jack Keyes for money raised which has purchased a central monitoring
system critical in supporting the care and monitoring of Patients in the STep
Down Unit of the Hospital. In total, the joint effort between the three raised
forty thousand dollars.
Officers remind area residents that although they've had the laws on the books
for years now, they're still issuing a large number of distracted driving
tickets related to cell phone usage. They're going to be enforcing the laws in
particular in the upcoming weeks and say that fines now can reach as high as
280 dollars, up from several yeras ago, and the ticket could also include
demerit points on your license.
motorists are being told to reroute their usual travel plans for the next
couple of weeks as COunty Road 31 north of Winchester will be undergoing
repairs and resurfacing. Single lane closures began on July 28th, with single
lane closures expected to last for three weeks time, depending upon weather and
Wastewater Treatment Plant is up and running after two years of construction.
The plant will provide another treatment process intended to improve the
qualify of wastewater effluent which is being released into the ST Lawrence
River. Officials say that it will significantly improve the quality of life for
area residents and will reduce the amount of untreated wasterater that's
expelled in wet weather.