HARRIETESTOWN — A Massachusetts woman was injured Sunday when the motorcycle she was driving hit a deer.

According to State Police, Christiane Puz, 48, of Pittsfield, Mass., was heading east on Route 3 near the Ampersand Mountain Trailhead around 4:50 p.m. on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a deer entered the roadway and into her lane of travel.

Puz was unable to avoid a collision and struck the deer, causing her to slide and become ejected, police said.

She suffered an injured right wrist, hand and elbow, as well as a contusion to her abdomen.

She was taken to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for treatment.

Hoffman's Towing removed the motorcycle.



WESTVILLE — A Bombay woman was charged with felony possession of marijuana this past weekend.

According to State Police, at about 8:53 p.m., Sunday, July 7, police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Pontiac Torrent, on State Route 37 in the town of Westville for being uninspected.

The operator, 33-year-old Tasha L. Square of Bombay, was found to have a suspended New York driver’s license.

Square was also found allegedly in possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana, police said.

She was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.

She was also ticketed for an uninspected motor vehicle, unsafe tire, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Square was arraigned at the Town of Westville Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail, or $3,000 bond.


— Compiled by Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio