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From the Virginia National Guard and the DEA's "Drug Take-Back Initiative." Photo: Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs
From the Virginia National Guard and the DEA's "Drug Take-Back Initiative." Photo: Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs

With opiate addiction on the rise, here's a safe way to trash meds

Walk over to the cabinet over your bathroom sink and take a look. Chances are you have at least one bottle of medication dusting over. But what should you do with it?

State Senator Patty Ritchie and Jefferson and St. Lawrence County law enforcement officials have partnered to invite you to "shed your meds." They're hosting events through the rest of the summer where people can come and throw away old pills. It's one more weapon in the fight against opiate addiction here in the North Country.  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.
The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.

Bail hearing continues in Garrett Phillips murder case

Yesterday afternoon, the bail hearing for Oral "Nick" Hillary continued in St Lawrence County court. Hillary is charged with the 2011 murder of Garrett Phillips, a 12-year-old boy from Potsdam. Hillary has been held at the St Lawrence County jail for more than two months, since his original arraignment hearing.

But at the end of yesterday's proceedings which went for more than three hours,, Judge Jerome Richards did not announce his decision on whether to release Hillary, and telling the court that he needed more time to look things over and that he would be mailing his decision.  Go to full article

County lawmakers confront impacts of a bleak state budget year

St. Lawrence County crafted an austere budget this year, one that would have been worse if not for $3 million in stimulus funding to help pay for Medicaid.

County legislators met with state lawmakers yesterday to assess the state's financial situation and its impact on the region's counties. There were few answers, and the meeting became a bleak lament of Albany gridlock. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
NYS Dem. Party Chair June O'Neill
NYS Dem. Party Chair June O'Neill

State Democrats prep for national convention: "get behind Obama and push"

The race for President continues to tighten in New York. A new Siena College poll shows Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain 47-39%, down from 50-37% in July and 51-33% in June. But state Democratic Party chair June O'Neill says it's early days yet. She agrees with what pollster Steven Greenberg said as he released the numbers yesterday: "Certainly the dynamic in the race will change with the two conventions." Not to mention the selections of vice presidential running mates. The Democratic National Convention is next week. New York's junior senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will have her name placed in nomination at the convention. She'll get a roll call vote. She'll also have a major speaking role at the convention, as will her husband, former President Bill Clinton. That after a bitter, and bitterly disappointing, primary campaign against Barack Obama. New York will send 281 voting delegates to the convention. Alternates bring that number up to 320; with families and friends, the total New York contingent is in the 650 range. That's the count from June O'Neill. As state chair, her role is part party whip, part travel agent. Martha Foley spoke with her during a lull, in her backyard in Morley, a rural hamlet on the edge of Canton.  Go to full article

More cell coverage in the works

The Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing other applications that could lead to more reliable cell service in other parts of the park. On Friday, the agency approved an application from T-Mobile and Omnipoint Communications for a cell antenna on an existing 200-foot tower near Northway exit 35 in the Town of Ausable. APA spokesman Keith McKeever said APA staff were able to approve the T-Mobile application in just ten days because it doesn't need a new tower. The agency received another co-location application from AT&T Mobile a week ago. The company wants to put an antenna on an existing tower in the St. Lawrence County Town of Fine.

Other cell projects that do need new towers are also being reviewed. They include a new 100-foot tall tower west of state Route 9 in the Town of Lewis, in Essex County. The tower could accommodate up to three additional carriers. McKeever said it would provide some coverage along the Northway. He said APA staff expects several more applications for new cell towers in the coming months.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool?

With heat indices climbing into triple-digits on Tuesday, how are you keeping cool? From the airconditioned aisles of the P&C in Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls...  Go to full article

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