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NYS DOT announces $8.3M project to replace Arsenal Street bridge to begin; Temporary bridge to keep traffic moving while new bridge is being built
WATERTOWN, NY— New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today announced that work is getting underway on an $8.3 million project to replace the State Route 3 (Arsenal Street) bridge over the CSX Railroad in the city of Watertown, Jefferson County. State Route 3 i
Watertown man accused of drug possession
Bradley J. Streeter, 27, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Watertown man charged with disorderly conduct
Joseph R. Darling, 31, allegedly was yelling in the street and sidewalk at approximately 3:30 a.m., causing a citizen to call the police. Mr. Darling allegedly continued to yell and cause unreasonable noise as he threw his arms up as police approached him.
Watertown women accused of disorderly conduct
Brittany A. Couture, 21, allegedly attempted to fight with another female outside of Mick’s Place, located at 204 Factory St. She allegedly had to be restrained by others and failed to cease her conduct after being advised several times by a uniformed police officer to do so.
Two minors accused of Watertown criminal mischief
WATERTOWN — Two minors were charged with criminal mischief by state police after an incident on Aug. 18.One minor was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief with stolen property under a $250 value. The second was charged with petit larceny.Both were issued an appearance ticket returnable
City Council approves repairs on Watertown’s hydro plant
Maintenance work to the two turbines is ahead of schedule, but they cannot be turned back on for another several weeks while some concrete cures, Water Superintendent Vicky Murphy said. The third turbine is going through major repairs.
Reminder: Arsenal Street Paving
Last week it was milling on Watertown's Arsenal Street, this week it's paving.The paving starts at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, August 20) and will continue until 6 a.m. Tuesday.That will be the schedule every day through Thursday, August 23.The work is between the Interstate 81 overpass and the Raymour
Fairgrounds ballpark renovations are slated
The city is receiving a $125,000 grant from the state’s Dormitory Authority arranged by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, D-Theresa. The grant does not include $19,600 in roof repairs; the city budgeted for that project.
Black River woman sentenced for drug possession
WATERTOWN — Alyssa R. McGinnis, 24, Black River, was sentenced to three years in state prison, two years of post-release supervision and the forfeiture of $1,864.17 on Friday in Jefferson County Court. She was sentenced to a concurrent sentence of one year in prison and two years of post-release sup
Photos needed for Watertown pictorial book
Readers can provide general photos of the greater Watertown area during the mid-1800s to the 1930s on commerce, industry, transportation, rural life, public service and other topics.
More repairs needed to Watertown’s hydro plant
WATERTOWN — City Council members will be asked to spend another $76,000 in necessary repairs to the city’s hydroelectric plant on Marble Street, this time to fix a 90-foot-long crack in a wall of the building.
Watertown Police seeking information about fake hostage phone call
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Watertown Police are seeking to identify a caller who claimed he was holding his family hostage, but when officers arrived found nothing was wrong.
10th Mountain Division Army band offers free concert in Black River
BLACK RIVER — In celebration of the “Libraries Rock” summer program, Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library will host the 10th Mountain Division Army Band for a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Maple Street Playground. Attendees are urged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Popcorn, cotton candy
GRAMMY Winning Producer And Watertown Native Mark Prentice To Host "Mastermind Musician Summit" 9/10
Grammy winning producer, hit songwriter and Watertown native Mark Prentice is bringing an empowering educational event to the North Country with “The Mastermind Musician Summit.” The all-day seminar will help local members of the music community understand their business, the opportunities that are
Watertown PD asks public for help after bogus hostage 911 call
WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A bogus 911 call in Watertown on Saturday night led to a huge police response at a home on Haley Street, and now police are asking the public for help finding the caller.
Adams Center man charged with drunken diving
RODMAN — Lance W. Connell, 49, Adams Center, was charged by state police at 5:17 p.m. Friday on County Route 155 in the town of Rodman with felony driving while intoxicated and driving on the shoulder. Troopers said he was previously convicted of DWI within the past 10 years. Troopers did not provid
Goodyear Blimp may land at Watertown Airport
If the weather cooperates, this would be the first time that Wingfoot One has visited Watertown Int’l Airport, last year we hosted Wingfoot Two on its way to the 150th celebration in Canada.
Open house features upcoming projects at the Materials Management Facility in Rodman
“We open up the landfill and invite the public to see what we do at the facility, to learn about other projects DANC works on and to learn more about its partnering organizations,” said Laurie A. Marr, director of communications for DANC.
Trump speechwriter fired over appearance with white nationalists
Darren Beattie, who was a visiting instructor at Duke University before he joined the White House speechwriting team, was fired Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference, where Beattie spoke on a panel alongside Peter Brimelow.
Wells College students visit Carthage Area Hospital
Through the Rural Immersion Program in partnership with Northern Area Health Education Center and Wells College, Aurora, the students spent last Monday through Friday talking to community members and hospital personnel to gain perceptions about health care in a rural setting.