UNYTEA to host gubernatorial candidate
PLATTSBURGH — The Upstate New York Tea Party will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Burgundy Room on Route 3.
The event will feature Carl Paladino, who is seeking the Republican nod to run for governor of New York state this fall.
Paladino, a Buffalo businessman, will make some brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.
The event is open to the public.
Malone man pleads not guilty to rape
MALONE — A Malone man pleaded not guilty this week in Franklin County Court to rape and incest charges.
Edward R. Jewtraw Jr., 31, of 15530 State Route 30, was indicted by a grand jury for third-degree rape, third-degree incest and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having sexual contact with a person under 17 on Jan. 15.
He was released under the supervision of the Probation Department and saw his case adjourned to a later date for a pre-trial conference.
— By Staff Writer Denise A. Raymo
Bail set at $50,000 in Malone rape case
MALONE — A village man is being held on $50,000 cash bail and facing five charges involving his alleged sexual contact with two children.
William R. Izzo III, 33, of 16 Frederick St., was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on first-degree attempted rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
One alleged victim was 11 and the other 9. He was arraigned before County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr. and sent to County Jail for lack of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 insurance bond.
— By Staff Writer Denise A. Raymo
Boil water order issued forAuSable Acres
JAY — The Department of Health has ordered a boil water order for Forever Wild Water Co.
This is a private water company in AuSable Acres Section for those who are on the Signor Well System.
The boil water order was issued due to lack of water or water pressure because of a waterline break and failure of Cascade Well pump due to a lightning strike.
Water must be boiled before ingesting, the Health Department said. Bring all water to a rolling boil in a clean container, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using. You may use bottled water certified by the New York State Department of Health or water from a state-approved public water system for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice.
Consumers will be notified as soon as the order is rescinded.
Franklin County Legislature to meet Thursday
MALONE — Franklin County legislators will meet for the second time this month at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
Conflict Defender Lorelei Miller will meet with the board first, followed at 9:30 a.m. by Social Services Commissioner Lesley Lyon. A work session will be held at 10:15 a.m. A public hearing is set for 11 a.m. on the North Country Community College budget, followed by the call to order at 11:30.
All meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth floor of the County Courthouse in the County Legislature chambers.
APA seeks comments on easement plan
RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comments on the draft Memorandum of Understanding between the APA and the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the review process for future DEC activities on state easements on private land inside the Adirondack Park.
The draft agreement defines working relationships, provides guidelines for outlining new land use and development subject to APA review and establishes review protocols for future DEC projects proposed on private land with state-owned conservation easements.
The document is available for review on the website www.apa.state.ny.us. Comments will be accepted until Aug. 2.
Send written comments to: James Connolly, Deputy Director for Planning, Adirondack Park Agency, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977.
Dannemora clerk's office to be closed
DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Town Clerk's office will be closed July 22 and will reopen 10 a.m. Aug. 4.