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Woman charged in crash that killed former assemblywoman
State police arrested a 29-year-old woman Thursday in connection with the November car crash that killed Chloe Ann R. O’Neil. Troopers charged Angel L. Oliver, of Bombay, with felony criminally negligent homicide.
Police: Ticonderoga man jailed on murder, weapon charges
TICONDEROGA -- The Ticonderoga man who is suspected of killing a man last week was charged with murder late Monday after being found hiding near the Canadian border. Michael E. LaRock was found in a home in Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, around 3:15 p.m. Monday after police in nearby Massena received
Franklin County coroner requests budget update
MALONE — Fees for handling unattended deaths are expected to rise for Franklin County now that it has no pathologist on hand. Ron Keough of Saranac Lake, the deputy head of the county’s coroners, went before the county legislature on Thursday to discuss standardizing coroner fees, and the expected c
Larry J. Tassie, 54, of Massena
MASSENA- Larry J. Tassie, 54, of 400 South Main Street, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Champlain Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh. Larry was born on January 14, 1964 in Massena, son of the late Gerald R. and Loretta M. Allen Tassie. He attended Madrid Waddington Schools. He enjoy
Power Authority Tries To Power Up Tourism In St. Lawrence County
Waddington and Massena land major fishing tournaments. But can other communities replicate that success and with other forms of recreation? St. Lawrence County is about to find out.
Jason A. Charter, 37, of Norfolk
NORFOLK – Jason A. Charter, 37, of River Road passed away Saturday morning, December 15, 2018 with his family by his side. Jason was born November 9, 1981 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Melvin and Debra (Eurto) Charter. He was a 2001 graduate of Norwood-Norfolk High School. He loved spendi
Convicted murderer tracked down after jumping parole
LEWIS — A convicted killer who violated his parole is back behind bars after multiple agencies collaborated on a search for him over several days. Martin Richards was convicted in 1997 of second-degree murder in the death of his grandfather, according to a press release from the Clinton County Sheri
Town ponders resolution on return of I-98 with a Canton-Potsdam bypass
POTSDAM — The town decided not to vote on a resolution supporting the proposed Canton-Potsdam bypass after several board members voiced their lack of interest in the project.
Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
Massena BOE appoints several substitutes, approves resignations
MASSENA -- The Board of Education on Thursday appointed a teaching assistant and several substitutes, and okayed leaves of absence and resignations. The board appointed Rachael Janos a Jefferson Elementary teaching assistant, effective Dec. 14 at a $33,371 salary.
NY boundaries on pilot hemp program misinterpreted as ‘ban,’ attorney says
Counter to the chatter aroused by a recent report, the State of New York has not ‘banned’ CBD, according to an expert on the legality of hemp products. The state did however put some boundaries around a pilot agricultural program.
Norma M. Dupree, 84, of Massena
Massena: Norma M. Dupree, age 84, passed away peacefully December 14, 2018 with her loving daughter by her side. She was born June 15, 1934 in Cornwall, Ontario to Joseph and Yvonne Piquette. Norma married the love of her life, dance partner, and best friend, Harold L. Dupree on August 30, 1958 who
Brandon A. Lane, 34, of Massena
Massena - Brandon A. Lane, also known as, Brandie Necole, of Beach Street, passed away at his home Monday evening (December 10, 2018) he was 34 years young. Family and friends are welcome to call the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena Sunday (December 16, 2018) afternoon from 4:00 P.M. until time of se
Thomas G. Wilson, 60, of Norfolk
Norfolk - Thomas “Tommy” G. Wilson, age 60, of County Route 36, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Tommy was born to the late Thomas G. and Justine (Putnum) Wilson on December 31, 1957, in Massena, NY. He attended Massena School, graduatin
Fire destroys Parishville home; woman treated for burns
PARISHVILLE — A woman was treated for burns at Canton-Potsdam Hospital after the house she was in was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The Parishville Volunteer Fire Department was called to the residence at 3044 White Hill Road at about 4 p.m.
New military procurement plan threatens local dairies’ direct sales to Drum
EAST SYRACUSE — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., says he thinks the new proposed procurement process for milk on military bases is dumb. Standing in front of the Byrne Dairy Ultra Dairy facility on Friday, Sen. Schumer said the new proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency to use centralized wareh
'Co-working space' opens in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Anchorspace Potsdam, which a news release describes as “the first co-working space in the area,” will open to members and the public in January. The release says Anchorspace Potsdam was conceived when Nicole Ouellette tried to work in Potsdam this past February.
Good News For Massena, St. Lawrence County Jobs
There was good news Tuesday for jobs in Massena and in Oswegatchie, courtesy of the New York Power Authority. The Power Authority's trustees approved a 5,000 kilowatt allocation for Arconic, the Alcoa spin-off company which operates in the old Massena West plant. Keith Hayes, the Power Authority's v
Chung Lim, 82, of Massena
Massena - Chung Lim, resident of East Orvis Street, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 3, 2018 at the Massena Memorial Hospital, Chung was 82 years old. The family of Chung will be holding a grave side service 10:00 A.M. Tuesday Morning December 18, 2018 in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.