Fort Drum's Garrison Commander has said that although the base is relieved that they only suffered minimal cuts, if sequestration continues, more substantial losses could be on the way. Speaking with 7 News, Col. Gary Rosenberg said that cutting more workers and soldiers from Fort Drum would put the base "In jeopardy of being able to accomplish" their mission. Although the base was in danger of losing hundreds of soldiers when the plan to trim army numbers was announced several months ago, only 28 were slated for removal from Fort Drum.
State Troopers are investigating a fatal car accident that happened at the St. Regis Falls Campground yesterday. Police say 42 year old Donald Morczek of Lee Center has been identified as the deceased. Preliminary investigation has shown that his Morczek struck a small tree after leaving the Campground Road; after getting it back on to the road, he exited the vehicle, but it began to move forward. When he attempted to re-enter the vehicle, it left the roadway again and rolled into a tree, pinning Morczek between the door and the door jamb. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Thanks to NCNow for details on that story.
Fraser Computing of Canton has made plans to expand. According to owner Michael Fraser, the used car dealership software company will be more than doubling their office space on Route 11, and will be adding more than 100 employees to their work force over the course of several years. Fraser says the work should be done in four to five months.
St. Lawrence County residents can now print temporary licenses while waiting for their official documents to come in the mail. The DMV Announced that their website will now allow users to bypass a trip to their local office, if they so choose, and print a usable temporary copy of their license at home. This includes licenses, permits, or non driver ID cards, and all are valid for sixty days.