posted on October 20, 2010 07:15
A one-car accident in Oakfield sent a teenager to UMMC for treatment of a facial cut.
14-year-old Natalie Buczek of Oakfield was a rear seat passenger in a car that ran off Maltby Road around 8 p.m. last night and struck a utility pole.
The driver, 19-year-old Raymond Litteer Junior of South Pearl, was ticketed for speeding.
He and another passenger in the car were not injured.
Disgraced former State Senator Hiram Monserrate has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud charges.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says the charges are related to his abuse of City Council discretionary funds while he was a member of the New York City Council.
Bharara says Monserrate is accused of misusing more than 100-thousand dollars to finance his failed 2006 campaign for a seat in the state Senate.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is calling for more debates. Paladino says he has invited the six other candidates including chief rival Andrew Cuomo, to debate in Paladino's hometown of Buffalo. He says Monday night's debate focused too much on New York City. There are no announced plans for another debate with the election now less than two weeks away.
Plenty of elected officials were in attendance for the 65th annual Al Smith Dinner last night in New York. Republican candidate for Attorney General Dan Donovan says he feels voters will show their dissatisfaction with Albany at the polls.
Gubernatorial candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino were both in attendance. Neither candidate spoke publicly. Cuomo was invited while Paladino purchased a ticket. The event raises money for Catholic Charities.
A note for motorists in the Town of Darien:
Expect a delay on Route 20 between Route 238 and the Darien-Alexander Townline Road.
Crews are replacing a culvert this week. There will be one-lane of alternating traffic. The work begins today and should be done by the end of the week.