The bridge demolition project underway in Cornwall will require a change to traffic flow at the toll booth/Customs plaza area.
As of 3 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015, traffic will be directed to a temporary toll plaza station that is immediately east of the present toll booth. This detour is expected to last 4-5 weeks.
In the case of an emergency, staff from MCA, the Seaway International Bridge Corporation (toll booth personnel) and Canada Customs have been given detailed instructions for the lines of communication and redirection of traffic that will occur to accommodate ambulances.
In the instance of an ambulance travelling northbound (to Cornwall), the oncoming (southbound) traffic lane will be temporarily blocked to traffic to allow the ambulance to pass through the toll (in the "opposite" lane). If necessary, Canada Customs staff will physically stand at the site of the ambulance route to direct traffic out of the way if there is congestion in the Customs lineup. In the instance of a southbound ambulance, the southbound traffic will be flushed through the toll booth until the ambulance arrives and the ambulance will be given a clear path to pass through.
Please be mindful of these traffic changes to help ensure the fastest and safest passage for ambulances.
The case of Alain Philippon, a Quebec man who was charged for refusing to give up his smartphone password at the Halifax airport, illustrates the differences in search-and-seizure powers of border agents and police, but may also signal a need to update such laws governing officials at the border.
MASSENA - In an effort to prepare for the 2015 navigation season, the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation will be releasing water from Snell Lock beginning Monday.
This may affect the stability of the ice cover downstream of Snell Lock.
All ice fishermen, snowmobile operators and all-terrain vehicle operators are requested to stay clear of this area.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Trevor Sisto was sentenced in Essex County Court on Thursday to spend 35 years in state prison.
Judge Richard B. Meyer handed down the prearranged sentence two months after the Fort Covington man pleaded guilty to crimes related to his high-speed, reckless road rampage through Lake Placid and Ray Brook on July 24, 2014.
Sisto, 21, drove a Ford F-150 truck head-on into a Honda Fit, killing James and Kim Barney and seriously injuring their 11-year-old daughter, Emily Colby.
MASSENA - A firm working for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council wants to expand its fiber optics line from the Alcoa East plant to Massena Memorial Hospital.
During their monthly board of trustees meeting, Massena Electric Department representatives said they were in talks with the tribe about running a fiber line from the Alcoa East plant to Massena Memorial Hospital using USDA grant money.
MALONE — A local business’s application to New York state for a license to grow and sell medical marijuana received the formal, unanimous support of the Franklin County Legislature on Thursday.
North Country Natural Solutions LLC previously received a resolution of support from Bombay Town Council. The company intends to set up a facility for growing medical marijuana in an abandoned clothing factory in Bombay.
Members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council were pleased to be on hand for the delivery of a new Nissan van for the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club on February 20, 2015. Tribal Council donated the funds to pay for the vehicle through the Tribe’s Hotel Occupancy Fee. To show their appreciation, Club staff and youth presented a signed banner to Tribal Council that is on display in the Community Building lobby.
A 12-year-old Malone juvenile was charged Friday by Malone Village Police with two felonies for allegedly posting a bomb threat on Twitter.
The youth, who was not identified by name, was charged with first-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a terroristic threat following an investigation by village police and the New York State Police Computer Crime unit.
The juvenile will answer the charges in Franklin County Family Court at a later date.
Police did not release any additional details of the incident that led to the arrest.
CANTON — Hubert L. Brothers of DeKalb Junction said he’s come close to colliding with horse-drawn Amish buggies too many times because he can’t easily see them, especially at night.
Mr. Brothers, his wife, Georgia M., and other members of the 25-member Kendrew Corners Grange are pushing elected officials to enforce a state law that they believe requires Amish community members to install a triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem on the backs of their buggies.
Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will be on Ottawa Morning Thursday ahead of a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall in his honour to receive the key to the city.
Alfredsson played 17 seasons for the Ottawa Senators before signing with the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 2013.