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Stanley Harper Named Salmon River Superintendent

First published: April 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Last modified: April 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

FORT COVINGTON — Stanley Harper, a former school administrator from Albany, has been selected as the new superintendent for Salmon River Central School District.

The school board began to negotiate the terms of Harper’s employment contract earlier this week, according to Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES superintendent Steven Shafer. Shafer assisted the board in screening applicants for the position.

Harper served in several administrative positions in the Albany City School District since 2008. Most recently, he served as the district’s Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

Jane Collins, the current SRC superintendent, announced last October that she would not seek an extension of her contract when it ends in June.

The school board received 14 applications for the position and initially interviewed six candidates. Three candidates returned to the district for a series of interviews with stakeholder groups including employees, community members and representatives of the Mohawk Education Committee. Committee members provided input to the school board.

The three “finalists” were later shaved down to two candidates — Harper and Dr. Donald Carlisle, a former superintendent at four school districts in New York and New Jersey.

Negotiations are currently underway, but are anticipated to be completed in early May. Harper’s term as superintendent will begin on June 28, according to a press release issued by Shafer.

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NYSP Public Record

First published: April 24, 2015 at 9:57 am
Last modified: April 24, 2015 at 9:57 am

HARASSMENT - BUCKTON - Massena-based state police charged Kenneth L. Charleson, 34, of Wintrhop with second-degree harassment Thursday night following an investigation into a domestic dispute that was reported to troopers on the morning of April 9.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - BRUSHTON - Malone-based state police charged Wayne A. Bova, 48, of Brushton with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container at 9:06 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street in the village of Brushton.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - CANTON - State police investigated several property damage accidents on Thursday and early Friday around the region. Among those:

• Cynthia T. Davis, 52, of Providence, R.I., at 3:45 a.m. Friday on Route 56, near Stark Road, in the town of Colton.

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Lisbon student charged with harassment following breakfast line punch

First published: April 24, 2015 at 8:30 am
Last modified: April 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

HARASSMENT - LISBON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Kelly I. Hamilton, 16, of 126 Cline Road, Lisbon, woth second-degree harassment following an investigation into an incident that reportedly took place Wednesday at Lisbon Central School. Hamilton allegedly punched another student in the back of the head while they were standing in the school’s breakfast line.

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Massena PD Public Record

First published: April 24, 2015 at 8:00 am
Last modified: April 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Donald M. Smoke, 60, of Hogansburg for speed in zone at 1 p.m. Thursday following a traffic stop on the South Raquette River Road.

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Anthony W. Casey, 46, of Willard Road, Massena, for following too closely at 7:50 a.m. Thursday following a property damage accident on South Main Street.

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Waddington traffic stop leads to DWI arrest

First published: April 24, 2015 at 7:47 am
Last modified: April 24, 2015 at 7:47 am

AGGRAVATED DWI - WADDINGTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Bromlen E. Steinburg, 22, of 337 Hughes Road, Madrid with aggravated driving while intoxicated early Friday morning following a traffic stop after he was allegedly observed driving to the left of pavement markings on County Route 44 in the town of Waddington. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent of higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state. The charge is elevated to aggravated DWI when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent of higher.

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Potsdam PD Public Record

First published: April 24, 2015 at 1:15 am
Last modified: April 24, 2015 at 1:15 am

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - POTSDAM - Village police charged Cordell W. Douglas, 20, of Gouverneur with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass Thursday following an incident at 150 Market St. Police said they responded to a report of a male damaging property, and their investigation revealed Mr. Douglas had damaged a window and then unlawfully entered an apartment at 150 Market St. He was released on an appearance ticket.

The Police Blotter

Thursday, April 23, 2015

0813 Completed a record check for the New York State Police.

0815 Patrol responded to a burglar alarm on Elm Street.

0820 Issued a handicap parking permit.

1017 Traffic stop on Market Street. Verbal warning issued.

1045 Issued a handicap parking permit.

1055 Patrol completed an equipment inspection for a subject.

1100 Traffic stop on Leroy Street. Verbal warning.

1108 Patrol responded to Market Street for a welfare check.

1132 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.

1152 Received a vehicle and traffic complaint.

1204 Patrol fingerprinted a subject for employment purposes.

1435 Received a parking complaint.

1520 Issued a handicap parking permit.

1523 Patrols responded to a hold-up alarm on Clarkson Avenue;

1707 Received a criminal mischief complaint. Investigation continues

1947 Received a fraud complaint. Investigation continues.

2004 Patrols responded to a trespassing complaint.

2014 Patrol responded to a property damage accident in the municipal parking lot. No tickets issued.

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