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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


North Country reps rail against proposal to shutter state prisons

ALBANY | Citing a decline in the state’s crime rate and prison population, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 15 that his administration plans to direct the shuttering of up to three state correctional facilities this year.


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.


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.


Governor plans to close more prisons

– North Country prisons. Cuomo pointed out with pride that he has shuttered more correctional facilities than any governor ever has “and at the same time proved that New York can remain the safest large state in the nation.


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


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


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


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


Police: Best Buy employees confront, chase off robber

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man who tried to hold up Best Buy here with a BB gun faces a felony attempted robbery charge, among other charges, according to State Police. Jacob B. Malloy, 29, intended to steal a television set, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishma


Ice, snow cause hazards in Franklin Co.

HOGANSBURG — Ice floes heaved up from the St. Lawrence River sent a snowmobile flying on Friday afternoon, throwing its rider onto the ice and landing on top of him. Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department's Water Rescue Team made quick work of getting the man to shore and off to the hospital


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.


Brasher Falls resident charged with aggravated unlicensed operation

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Brasher Falls resident was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on SH 11C on Monday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Aron K. McLaughlin, 41, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate muffler, deputies said.


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.


Are prison closures on the horizon in New York's North Country?

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (WCAX) Are more prison closures on the horizon in New York's North Country? Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down three prisons by September, citing the record breaking reduction in incarceration numbers.


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.


Bulldogs’ postseason run continues with playoff win

CANTON – And the beat goes on. Chateaugay’s postseason run will continue for at least one more game, as the East Division Bulldogs withstood a strong second-half challenge by the Edwards-Knox Cougars in a Section 10 Class D semifinal game held at SUNY Canton on Tuesday.


Top two seeds will play for girls Class D title

POTSDAM – It will be an all West Division final at 1 p.m. on Saturday at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall, as top-seeded Edwards-Knox and second seed Heuvelton will vie for the Section 10 girls Class D championship after recording semifinal victories on Wednesday evening on the hardwood at Jerry Welch Gymn


Plattsburgh lawyer arrested for strangulation and other charges

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A Plattsburgh lawyer is behind bars after a list of charges following a domestic violence incident, police said. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office got a call a little after 12 a.m. Tuesday morning for a domestic incident at a home in Chazy.


Fatal Fire in New York High-Rise

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (NBC5) – Emergency officials said one woman has died after being seriously injured Friday morning in a fire in Plattsburgh. Clinton County dispatchers said firefighters from multiple departments responded to the fire at the Beekman Towers Apartments on Truman Avenue just after 7 a.