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Seized marijuana plants valued at $294,000 in street price

The approximate street value of these seized plants is $294,000, according to a news release.


Brasher Falls Cruise-In and Car Show reaches milestone year

BRASHER FALLS — A decade ago, town of Brasher officials decided to try a new event to bring in visitors and, in the process, provide an economic boost for the town.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 00:30:00

DEC on target with website, newsletters

Dateline: Aug. 2, 2018Bear Activity: “A nuisance bear with an ear tag has been active in the Eastern Peaks recently. The bear is approaching hikers and campers in attempt to obtain food.”Hikers & Campers: “Trail Conditions: Trails are mainly dry but expect to encounter wet and muddy conditions in lo

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-19 07:00:00

Protection order issued to child after lewd photo incident

MALONE — A citizen of Mexico admitted to sending a nude photo of himself to a minor through a social-media app.Odilon Hernandez-Fuentes, 24, was arrested Saturday by Malone-based State Police and charged with second-degree dissemination of indecent material to a minor, a felony, and endangering the


Final push on in SL Community Store fundraiser

SARANAC LAKE — The crowd-sourcing campaign for the Saranac Lake Community Store has passed the 80 percent mark.The goal is to raise a minimum of $80,000 for re-branding, a new digital marketing platform and new product lines that, a press release said, "will position the store to grow and thrive in

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-18 17:00:00

Dr. Varga’s retirement ends local autopsies

At that time, University of Vermont Medical Center Media Relations contact Annie Mackin stated that the independently contracted pathologist was responsible for roughly one autopsy per week, a light workload that prompted Alice Hyde officials not to fill the vacated position.


Potsdam, Massena residents cited for possessing pot

State police say they charged three people with pot possession.Timothy J. Rivers, 30, of Potsdam was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal mischief at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in Potsdam. He was released with tickets to a third party, police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-08-19 12:04:00

Beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely

Steve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities closed the Cape Cod beach to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark on Wednesday — the first attack on a person in Massachusetts since 2012.

DESERET NEWS - 2018-08-18 20:59:00

Families learn safety skills at farmers' market

"When I entered the bedroom, it was light smoke and then there was a loud noise and the whole room filled with smoke, and the smoke was coming through the vents," Benicio, 8, said. "The person told us to stay low and use the blanket to cover the bottom crack in the bedroom to make sure no more smoke

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-08-19 16:46:00

CV-TEC teacher moves up in contest

PLATTSBURGH — A teacher at Champlain Valley Educational Services is a semi-finalist for a nationwide competition that recognizes stellar instructors.Thomas Aubin, who teaches welding, is one of two high-school skilled trades teachers from New York state that number among the 52 teachers and teacher

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-18 20:00:00

Maurice Kenny on Walk of Fame

SARANAC LAKE — A crowd gathered at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Thursday during the Art Walk to celebrate the unveiling of the latest plaque in the village’s Walk of Fame, bearing the name of one of its most beloved and prolific artists, Maurice Kenny.


‘Canoe-in’ today on Weller Pond, designation as motor-less would take some time

“Weller Pond and Little Weller Pond should be a quiet waters area, made off-limits to motorized watercraft and only accessible by non-motorized vessels,”Protect said in a release on the event, which begins at 10 a.m.“These ponds should be managed by state agencies as a quiet and beautiful refuge and


Why you should beware of this cute caterpillar

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX)Our Kelly O'Brien had a bit of an unexpected visitor at her house this weekend-- a little white caterpillar. It looks cute but a quick Google search said it was poisonous. She asked the experts if you should be worried about it."Yeah, we're getting a lot of interest in this o


St. Lawrence Gas’s proposed gas surcharge would impact Brasher Falls residents, education and north country dairy, according to the public

The rate change would mean a 10.4 percent reduction on current bills for residential customers, 10.1 percent for commercial customers, and 8.7 percent for industrial customers, but the for some its still too much and not what they had expected.


Massena teen involved in courtroom fracas gets prison for possessing stolen property

Blakely S. Houle, 19, of 250 Main St., Apt. 1, now an inmate in the St. Lawrence County jail, was sentenced by St. Lawrence County Surrogate Court Judge John F. Richey to one to three years in prison for his conviction of felony fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in a plea deal wit


Plattsburgh City School District planning to hire armed resource officers

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Akwesasne pulls together a national lacrosse tournament with little notice

“We only had six weeks to make this event happen, which is not a lot of time,” said Kariwate Mitchell, one of the members of the organizing committee and also the coach of the host entry, the Mohawk Medicine Men of the First Nations Lacrosse League.


Saranac Lake summer youth program offers free and reduced-price meals, just like when school is in session

The Saranac Lake schools hold an annual summer youth program five days a week at Petrova Elementary School, starting in early July and ending last Friday. The program is organized through the Essex County Youth Bureau, which has a contract with the United States Department of Agriculture, which offe


Irregular asylum claims go up in July after two months of decline

An asylum seekers, claiming to be from Eritrea, is confronted by an RCMP officer as he crosses the border into Canada from the United States Monday, August 21, 2017 near Champlain, N.Y. The number of irregular border crossers in Canada went up by in July after two months of decline. THE CANADIAN PRE


In My Opinion: 'Mayor Read, please understand we are a collaborative board'

At a funeral last December, I heard Art LeFevre and Clyde Rabideau call each other sons of bitches.We were in a church, and it had been at least two decades since the two men had worked in politics together.Art, the long-retired supervisor of the Town of Plattsburgh known for establishing zoning law