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Serving the North Country ifauntal •t *•*•»* * •* -> * >* * * -> * -* ••» * * » »-* -» C h R - R T L QT->*B-0O3 1*4086043 1O/I6/20G2 FINAL I !. EWIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SO ThWKtajf: Mostly sunny. Highs near 80. For mot* wMttwf inform*- «on,tumlop«g»2, .••| KG UCJA c'V '- ' YQNG F Ai . ....__ __ . MWmmmiSW, .. • FORTHEWEEKOFJUNEW.25,MftZ . ;. » PAGES-75 CWIS Zone transition proposal approved by Administrative Board By YVONNE HOUPPERT journal staff reporter The Lewis County Empire Zone Administrative Board passed a proposal Monday morning that would allow for the EZ to be turned over to the county. The Empire Zone currently is managed by the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce with a part-time ad- ministrator. The proposal still needs the final approval of the Lewis County Board of Legislators, which was expect- ed to vote on the issue Tuesday night. The result of the .vote was not known at the time of this publishing Tuesday afternoon. The chamber office took on the Empire Zone du- ties and responsibilities heyond their regular scope of service in the mid 1990's. Several weeks ago, county Planning Committee chairman and legislator Gary Rosiezkowski (E-District 4), stated that the county was interested in taking over the administration of the EZ program. According to past comments by Mr. Rosiezkowski and Eric Virkler, chamber president, the committee and the chamber had been discussing the development of a transition plan to present to the zone ao^ninistration board. According to the proposal, because of the increase of zone benefits and the work load associated with it, the chamber is not able to put its full attention on its membership and tourism promotion- County govern- ment needs to make a greater commitment to the eco- nomic development of the area to improve the county, the proposal said. With this in mind, a proposal was established to turn the EZ staffing responsibilities over to the coun- ty effective Jan. 1,2003. The chamberwitt continue to run the operations of the EZ throagh the first six months of the fiscal year, July 1 through Dee. 31, and during this time the chamber is authorized to spend 50 percent of astate EZ administrative grant and the county's monetary commitment. The two total $79,500, of which the chamber is allowed to spend $39,750. Once the county assumes control over the EZ, the remairdngmoney will be used tenet up m of- fice, purchase necessary supplies, hire* fefl-iame zone coordinator and a part-time adnodmstrative as- sistant. The ne-w coordinator will be required to work directly with thecounty planning office, AMaoughthe board approved the proposal by a 9- 0 vote, thedeckion was made with some discussion, Tsgreat tooffer the world,\ said Ixiwvfllemayor and EZ board member, Danny Salmon, prior to mak- ing a motion to accept trie proposal, \but ws can't breakour backs doragit. All this change will fall back ottthetaxyayeismfcheviMage. T don't want to see us *- ; v, Sheriff's Department investigating ATV theft The Lewis County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of two all terrain vehicles that occurred over the weekend. On Friday evening, June 14, an unknown subject removed an ATV from a Route 12 residence in the Glenfield area. The ATV was found Saturday morning, a short distance from the residence, as it wouldn't start. Sometime Sunday night a yel- low 2002 Honda 400cc-EX was stolen from outside a residence on Main Street in Greig. The ATV has a NY Plate number of 49XK01. Vin .number 4.78TE230K242O6833. Anyone with information ^lii'iilil contact tin- Li'witt County Sheriff's Department at 376-3511\. 2 injured in ATV accident Christopher M. Hazelton, 28, Deptford, N.J., was traveling south on Salmon River Road, Town of Montague, when he lost control of the 2001 Yamaha ATV he was operating. The ATV went off* the left side of the road, ejecting Mr. Hazelton and his passenger, Fran- cis R. Messner, 28, also of New Jer- sey. Both Mr. Hazelton and Mr. Messner were taken to Lewis , „ County General Hospital by Lewis County Search and Rescue where Lynne Von Packal, and Ruth Bonnville view some stoneware pottery from Thea Wolf of Lowville at the Constable Hall Father's Day Arts and Mr. Hazelton was treated for bro- Crafts Show Saturday. For more scenes from the Constable Hall event, and more Arts and Entertainment news turn tc# pages 12-B and 13-B. ken ribs and a possible ruptured spleen. Mr. Messner was treated for a broken scapula and released. Blood was drawn from Mr. Hazelton and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and no helmet on an ATV. Mr. Messner was ticketed for no helmet on an ATV, also. Both will answer the charges in Town of Montague court at a later date. Photo by Jerry Waskfewscz, special to the Journal and Republican Constable Hall holds Father's Day arts/crafts event EZ continue on page 13. Local fire departments do well in 106th annual convention narade Fire departments in Jefferson and Lewis counties placed in the top three at the 106th annual con- vention parade held in Topper Lake of the Northern New York VolunteerFtremen'HAssadation. Harrisville, marching with the Harrisville Central School Band, placed first in Class B with music lawville placed fin* in tbe Claps A. witfctttut music category, with C arthag** facing; tfcanL Nvw Brfettura oU»«*d fin* u» thud—«» withwwft am ••>• iMM—r . Capttihafrii firvrueri pluciil ilr* :n t?;:.: A\'' 1 ! b-:m falcon with £van» Mtil* placing wcwnd and West Carthage third The Copenhagen Ladbw Aux- iliary placed first in the utaaliary category with Lowvill# I«d»e» placing second. Senior Council The Lewis County Senior Council will meet Monday, «lane 24, at Copenhagen United Church- The meal will fee served at aoofiu Reservations should be made bv June 18. Call Jennie Hul- bert at 346-6233. Meeting will fol- low lunch. Local women's health groups receive funds to fight cancer Hospice memorial service scheduled The Hospice Memorial Service will be held at the Hos- pice Memorial Garden located behind the bandstand in \Veter- an's Park, Lowvule, June 30 at 2 p.m. All people in the commun- ity who have died in the past year will be remembered. The public is invited to attend. The loved ones need not have been a patient of Hospice for their family and friends to attend this religious remembrance service. It is recommended that guests bring a lawn chair to the service, la case of rain, the ser- vice will be held at lowville United Methodist Church, State Street For more information, pleasecall 376-5230. The state will release $13.7 million in awards state-wide to support enhanced availability of breast and cervical cancer screening for women, said a recent press re- lease from Gov. <3eorge PataM's office. Sen. Raymond A. Meier, R-C, Western, said in a press release last week that the Healthy Woman Partnership in Jefferson and Lewiss counties will receive $387,713 of the total award. AsinrilaxorganizationinSt. Lawrence County is to receive $174,224 ac- cording to reports from the governor's office. Healthy Women Partnerships have been established in every countyra, the state, said Sen. Meiey. They have been created to help ensure those women who are uninsured or underinsured are able to receive screening to detect these deadly cancers, New York State now dedicates more than $21 million each year to the fight against breast cancer, compared to just $7.5 million in 1994-95 — an increase of more than 280 percent, said the press release, \Since 1995, we've made tremendous progress in the effort to combatbreastcancer and provide enhanced health care services for women,\ Gov. PataM said. \We've ex- panded access to Medicaid coverage for women battling breast and cervical cancer, enacted the 48-hour Maternity Stay Bill, ap- proved legislation banning drive-through mastectomies, and created a tax-checkoff to fundbreastcancerresearch. With the grants to local health care providers we are an- nouncing today, «e reaffirm our commit- ment to enhancing health care services and IhequaHtyoflife&rwomenthxoughoittHew YorkState.\ Gov. Pataki also announced a Request for Applications iRFA.) totaling $1 million that will go to fond community-based orga- nizations statewide for support services for people with cancer, including respite ser- vices, transportation, child care, caregiver support, support groups, and hotline ser- vices. The UFA will be issued later this montla and funds will be awarded this Ml In addition. $1.S million, including $900,000 in new state dollars, will be Blade available for colorectal cancer saining and prostate cancer education. The fending will support approximately 15,000 screenings and prostate cancer education initiatives. The 2QO2-03 fimding levels will support more than 60,000 breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured and under-insured women. Organizations were selected to re- ceive funding based o» a competitive review of proposed projects. Kathleen Venitelli seeks votes for 'Kiss the Pig' contest Kathleen Venitelli, Turin postmaster, announces her candidacy in the Kiss the Pig Contest for Literacy. Her entire family does a lot of reading and has benefited sig- nificantly from the education that reading has provided. Mrs, Venitelli expressed a deep interest in Literacy and a willingness to assist with fund raising efforts for Liter- acy Volunteers of America Jefferson/Lewis Counties. Mrs. Venitelli is married to Roy Ven- itelli. They have three 18-year-oldchil- dren; triplets Andy, Zeah, and Sonya. All three are seniors at South Lewis High School graduating in June. Zeah is this year's valedictorian. Mrs, Venitelli thinks her family will be real assets in her cam- paign. TlieVenitelli's have two dogs, a sheep and a rat. The rat is a refugee from son Andy's Vet Sci- ence class. When the kids leave for college in the fall, the pets will help battle empty nest syndrome. Mrs. Venitelli enjoys gar- dening and taking care of her animals in her free time. In the past the Venitelli's have raised a Kathleen Venitelli few pigs to fill the freezer. Mrs, Venitelli said they had to stop because they became way too attached to the pigs and hated to see them go. Theytreatedthem too much like pets. Mrs. Venitelli has no reserva- tions about kissing a pig for the fundraiser. She said she kisses her dogs 50 times a day. Mrs. Venitelli has been postmaster hi Turin since 1990. She has worked in the US Postal Service since 1973. She started her postal career atB«neller*.,N.*F., and transferred to Lowville in 1982. She has lots of relatives in Lewis County and want- ed to be near thea. M#s. Venitelli became postmaster of Beaver Falls in 1984. She served as postmaster in Croghan before coming home to Turin. She hopes you will vote for her. Her competitors are Thomas Dtaflo, postmaster of Glenfield, Dale Bernard, postmaster of Port Leyden.Dr. Daniel Root, Dr. Daniel Pisaruello, Dr. Lynn Stacy, attorney Ktevin McArdle, nurse Mary Bellinger, director of nuraingDavidWood, mid director of Veter- ans Service Agency Derek Davey. Ballot boxes are available at Lewis County Hospital* banks, Lewis County Courthouse and area businesses. Contributions will be used to help adults improve reading, writing and math skills. If yon are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, or need help to improve your own skills call 076-8188. INSIDE TODAY'S JOURNAL MMMMMI V+k it M ****** * * * ».. Aflrtculture ..................J ObHuark/S ™. mn .........„.„......„....„.13 Soctelaml mlNwttmt*. 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