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Malone man charged with marijuana possession in Canton
CANTON — State police on June 19 charged Brandon C. Szkotak, 26, Malone, with misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Police: Search yields largest concentrated-cannabis bust in county history
PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man is facing a felony charge after sheriff’s deputies allegedly seized $140,000 in concentrated cannabis from him.Dylan J. Hackett, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.This is believed to be the largest concentrated c
School bus gets hung up on overhang
One child, who was seated next to one of the broken windows, was taken to the Alice Hyde Medical Center to be checked out. The crash occurred as the children were headed home from their last day of school.
Allen sells Waterhole building to Munley, returns ‘#3’
From left, Kiki Sarko, Eric Munley, Billy Allen and Susan Conroy pose at the Waterhole in Saranac Lake. (Photo provided)
Prell case headed to trial
PLATTSBURGH — A jury trial has been set in the case of a former Clinton Correctional Facility employee accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate.Denise Prell’s trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Clinton County Court.Prell, 38, of Schuyler Falls was arraigned in March before Judg
Quebec man pleads guilty to conspiracy for distributing drugs in Akwesasne
Robert Jon Lazore, 42, of Snye, also faces a fine of up to $1 million and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least three years and up to life when U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino sentences him on Oct. 22, according to a joint announcement made by U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquit
Power out in Saranac Lake
SARANAC LAKE — Electricity went out for much of this village at 11:36 a.m. Friday, according to National Grid.The power company reported on its website that 1,342 customers were affected and that the estimated restoration time is 2:45 p.m.
Hogansburg woman charged with marijuana possession at Point of Entry
MASSENA — State police on June 9 charged Jasmine Buckshot, 23, of 45 Ransom Road, Hogansburg, with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Police use stun gun on Plattsburgh teen
After spotting him, Police say he fled into a wooded area. They say he was found a short time later inside a Dollar General. They say as he attempted to run again, he threatened troopers with a hammer. A trooper subdued him with a stun gun and took him into custody. He was later transported to the h
Power goes out in much of Saranac Lake
The power company reported on its website that 1,342 customers were affected and that the estimated restoration time is 2:45 p.m.An Enterprise reporter heard a loud pop in the village’s southeast quadrant at the time the power went out.Power appears to be out for the eastern part of the village. The
Fire damages Bombay garage, crews save house
Mutual aid calls subsequently went out to Northern Ambulance, Fort Covington, Westville, Dickinson, Hogansburg, Akwesasne, Moira, Brushton and Bangor, with support from the Franklin County Fire Police, the county’s Cause and Origin Team and fire coordinators. The Red Cross was also contacted to assi
Teen tased by police in Dollar General
ROUSES POINT — A 15-year-old Plattsburgh boy allegedly stole a side-by-side vehicle and, when police finally located him, swung a hammer at a state trooper.The trooper was forced to tase the teen to take him into custody, Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.The boy was
From a sinner in the rough to pastor
“My mother had gone to conservatory for piano, and she used to play the silent movies in Readsboro, Vt.,” San Soucie said.
Bombay family homeless after fire
BOMBAY — Four adults and a child were displaced Tuesday by a fire at 1874 Route 95.The garage of the two-story home was heavily damaged, Bombay Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Dufrane said.“The fire extended into the kitchen and caused smoke and heat damage throughout the whole house,” he said.
Massena man charged with contempt and assault
MASSENA — State police on June 9 charged Joseph D. Mitchell, 22, of 57 Douglas St., Massena, with felony first-degree criminal contempt and misdemeanor third-degree assault.
Youth Baseball and Softball Day thanks
The Saranac Lake Youth Baseball and Softball Association held its first-ever Youth Baseball and Softball Day in Riverside Park on Saturday, May 19. A group of more than 60 kids got to take batting practice and run the bases in the mini Fenway Park that volunteers built in the park. There was also a
Police: Keeseville man beat woman
KEESEVILLE — A Keeseville man punched a woman in the face, slammed her head on the floor, hit her with a mop handle and threatened to kill her with a steak knife, police say.Paul J. Hewitt, 51, was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both fe
Ratigan: Political system is broken
MIKE GOOT/GLENS FALLS POST STAR Dylan Ratigan, a Democratic candidate in Tuesday's primary for the 21st Congressional District, talks about his priorities during a meeting with The Post-Star Editorial Board in early June.
Town of Massena seeking assessor to fill retiree's spot
"With that recommendation, and we have over 6,000 parcels ... New York State Department of Taxation recommends a six-year term,” Carbone told the board.
Rock, Cardinals blank Miners
PLATTSBURGH — Eric Rock tossed a complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts, while Joe Tolosky hit a two-run home run, as the 4th Ward Cardinals defeated the Lyon Mountain Miners 7-0 in Champlain Valley Baseball League play Thursday at South Acres.The Cardinals hung four runs on the board in the sec