Lewis County http://wrvo.org en Update: Five tornadoes hit upstate New York Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/update-five-tornadoes-hit-upstate-new-york-tuesday <p><strong>Update, Friday, July 11:</strong></p><p>A fifth tornado from Tuesday's swath of powerful thunderstorms and twisters has been confirmed by the National Weather Service in Albany. <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&amp;issuedby=ALY&amp;product=PNS" target="_blank">This one in the eastern Adirondacks</a>. More from the Associated Press:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:53:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58618 at http://wrvo.org Update: Five tornadoes hit upstate New York Tuesday State of emergency in six counties due to weeklong flooding http://wrvo.org/post/state-emergency-six-counties-due-weeklong-flooding <p></p><p>Most North Country rivers and streams appear to be cresting or starting to recede after days of rising water.&nbsp;</p><p>A combination of rain and melting snow caused several rivers and creeks to flood in upstate New York, particularly in the North Country and Mohawk Valley. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency for six New York counties this week due to flooding -- including Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:50:59 +0000 WRVO News 54422 at http://wrvo.org State of emergency in six counties due to weeklong flooding St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital http://wrvo.org/post/st-josephs-syracuse-collaborating-lewis-county-general-hospital <p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:11:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53221 at http://wrvo.org St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital North Country communities awarded money for brownfields http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-communities-awarded-money-brownfields <p></p><p>Three North Country communities were awarded grant money from New York state yesterday to address contaminated sites called brownfields.</p><p><span class="fullstory"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The village of Lyons Falls in Lewis County received over half a million dollars to figure out a plan for 4 sites – including the old abandoned paper mill in the center of town.</span></span></p><p><span class="fullstory">Katie Liendecker is mayor of Lyons Falls. She says the mill is in pretty bad shape.</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:15:53 +0000 Sarah Harris 45847 at http://wrvo.org North Country communities awarded money for brownfields Rally against NY SAFE Act draws crowd in Lewis County http://wrvo.org/post/rally-against-ny-safe-act-draws-crowd-lewis-county <p>People climbed up the bleachers in the grandstand at the Lewis County Fairgrounds in Lowville on Saturday for a rally opposing the New York SAFE Act. More than 400 people turned out to condemn the controversial package of gun control measures passed by the state Legislature in January.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:49:08 +0000 Joanna Richards 39685 at http://wrvo.org Rally against NY SAFE Act draws crowd in Lewis County Seven years of spinning turbines have brought windfall to Lewis County communities http://wrvo.org/post/seven-years-spinning-turbines-have-brought-windfall-lewis-county-communities <p>Wind farms are a touchy subject in the North Country. As the town of Cape Vincent wrestles with a potential project, in neighboring Lewis County another wind farm has been operating for seven years. The Maple Ridge Wind Farm has brought some big changes to its community. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal"> Wed, 15 May 2013 12:46:49 +0000 Joanna Richards 37836 at http://wrvo.org Seven years of spinning turbines have brought windfall to Lewis County communities Schumer may play key role in Hagel nomination http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-may-play-key-role-hagel-nomination <p>New York's Senator Charles Schumer is emerging as a key player in the controversial nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the Obama administration's next defense secretary. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:49:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 31858 at http://wrvo.org Schumer touts return of rural hospital funding in Lewis County http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-touts-return-rural-hospital-funding-lewis-county <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Democratic Senator Charles Schumer was at Lewis County General Hospital on Friday, touting the return of funding for New York's rural hospitals. The funding had been suspended for three months by Congress, and Schumer worked with Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa to reinstate the funding as part of Congress's fiscal cliff deal.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:04:44 +0000 Joanna Richards 31811 at http://wrvo.org Schumer touts return of rural hospital funding in Lewis County Lewis County to consider synthetic drug ban http://wrvo.org/post/lewis-county-consider-synthetic-drug-ban <p>Like many other local governments in New York responding to the bizarre behavior of people using the drugs known as &ldquo;bath salts,&rdquo; Lewis County is considering a ban on many of the compounds used in synthetic drugs.</p><p>The ban would outlaw bath salts and synthetic marijuana, sold under the brand names Spice and K2, among others. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:22:28 +0000 Joanna Richards 23696 at http://wrvo.org