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Malone’s Franklin County Fairgrounds on tap for East Coast Snocross

MALONE, NY — After a few years away, the sights and sounds of snocross racing are returning to Upstate New York. East Coast Snocross (ECS) will present two days of high-flying action at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tick


Akwesasne dispensary raided again, protest in front of police HQ

AKWESASNE — You could cut the tension with a knife in the Syne district of Akwesasne on Friday night as a few dozen people gathered in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service’s headquarters.


Ellis seeks re-election to Franklin County board

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County Legislator Lindy Ellis announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election, running in the Nov. 5 election for a three-year term. No opponent has yet been announced, but Ellis said that doesn’t change her door-to-door method of meeting her constituents.


Sweep picks up 'Busco burglary suspects

CHURUBUSCO — Five people were arrested in late January in connection with a September 2018 burglary here, State Police say. Jeannie A. Johnson, 31; Johnathan L. Kelly, 22; Christopher J. Perry, 28; and two 18-year-old men were arrested in towns across the North County from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30.


Effort underway to kick all Mohawk Council of Akwesasne chiefs out of office

AKWESASNE — An increasingly disaffected portion of the community in Akwesasne has been flexing its political muscles as its grievances against the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) have piled up over the past several months.


Franklin County Democratic commissioner retires after 20 years

MALONE — Wednesday was Franklin County Democratic Election Commissioner Kelly Cox’s last day in her office, and Saturday is her last day living in the North Country. The longtime member of the county Democrats got involved with the party in 2001, started working with the county Board of Elections in


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Chateaugay schools look to extend school resource officer contract with Franklin County

MALONE — Chateaugay Central School is expected to continue its agreement to affiliate their school resource officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. CCS Superintendent Loretta Fowler and school board President David Roach met with county legislators on Thursday to review the status of the


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Troopers seek help identifying person who allegedly stole Massena woman's identity

MASSENA -- State police in Massena are seeking the public’s help to identify a woman accused of identity theft. State troopers allege on Jan. 29, the person in the photo used a Massena woman's personal information to fraudulently open a Verizon wireless account at the Cellular Sales Store in the Pou


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Massena man charged with choking and biting woman

LOUISVILLE — State police on Feb. 17 charged Cole M. Fields, 19, of 81 Ober St., Massena, with misdemeanor criminal obstruction of breathing. He was also cited with second-degree harassment.


Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York

(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer


Police investigating scene of Potsdam fire for drugs; two firefighters, man in home injured at scene

POTSDAM — The fire in the village Thursday is being investigated by drug task forces and criminal charges are pending. Village police Lt. Michael P. Ames said in a written statement that after the fire at 39½ Pine St. had been taken care of, a warrant was obtained from Potsdam Town Court to investig


Massena surgeon conducts 100th robotic surgey

MASSENA -- A Massena Memorial Hospital surgeon recently completed his 100th robotic surgery. Dr. Dalkeith Facey accomplished the feat on Jan. 31 using a da Vinci robotic surgery tool at the hospital.


Massena Residents Hold 'Stop The Insanity Rally'

Residents in Massena are calling it a "stop the insanity rally." Organizers said they are demanding Massena Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy change his ways or step down from public office.


Union Tries To Learn More About Arconic's Split

Local United Steelworkers 420A went to Pittsburgh this week to try to learn more about Arconic splitting into 2 companies. Arconic employs 165 people at its Massena plant. The company announced in mid-February, after not selling the business to a private equity group, that it would split into 2 comp


Massena says no to new taxi permit

MASSENA -- Citing concerns that they could siphon fares from two taxi businesses, the Board of Trustees on Tuesday declined to move forward with an amendment to their cab code to allow one additional taxi.


Teen charged with possessing marijuana in Potsdam traffic stop

POTSDAM — State police on Feb. 17 charged an 18-year-old Clinton man with misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21, unlawful possession of marijuana and illegal signal.