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Potsdam police cite six following traffic stops on Saturday

POTSDAM -- Potsdam police said they charged six motorists with driving infractions on Saturday. Those charged included:• Phillip T. Dishaw Jr., 28, Norwood, was cited for inadequate muffler at 12:58 a.m. on May Road.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 10:13:00

Potsdam, Canton residents face several charges following separate property-damage accidents

POTSDAM — A Potsdam woman was charged by state police with several charged following a report of a property-damage accident Friday afternoon.Marah S. Butterfield, 27, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unauthorized use of a vehicle without owner’s consent, failure to use

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-20 10:20:00

Police: Three Edwards-Knox students charged following investigation of marijuana edibles at school

RUSSELL — Three Edwards-Knox Central students were charged Friday following investigation of a student selling marijuana edibles, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.Deputies allege that Trevor J. White, 17, Russell, sold marijuana edibles to other students while at school.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 10:32:00

Man charged with disorderly following alleged fight in Potsdam

Amadou Diallo, 19, was cited for the above charge for allegedly yelling and causing a disturbance at 1:27 a.m., police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 10:16:00

Malone resident charged with drug possession on Waddington

Keeley J. Fraser, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and an equipment violation for broken glass at 5:10 p.m., police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 10:30:00

Massena teacher hopes to join St. Lawrence County legislature, says drug epidemic is major concern

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- Nicole Terminelli, the Democratic hopeful for the 14th District, says spurring economic development in downtown Massena would be focus if she is elected and wants more county focus on the area’s drug problem.She is a Massena Central School District teacher.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 08:31:00

Proposed Canton town budget keeps property tax rate stable, provides 2 percent pay hikes

Although the true value tax rate remains at $2.59 per $1,000 of assessed property value, the amount collected from property taxpayers in 2019 would increase by $8,273. The tax levy would increase from $974,232 this year to $982,505 in 2019. The proposal stays under the state’s 2 percent tax cap.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-22 05:15:00

Ogdensburg, Canton residents charged with aggravated unlicensed operation by deputies

HEUVELTON — An Ogdensburg resident was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation following an Oct. 18 traffic stop, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.Jacob J. Birchland, 33, was cited for the above charge after police discovered he was driving on a suspended license, deputies sa


Opinion: Vote line ‘A’ for fiscal responsibility, Canton couple says

Yet St. Lawrence County Legislative Chair Kevin Acres, Republican running in District 8, and County legislative Vice Chair, Republican running in District 3, both need to be defeated for their irresponsible lead in fighting for $3,000 raises for themselves and for all the other part-time legislator


Man headed to prison for car vandalism

Anthony J. Genier, 27, repeatedly kicked a vehicle at a home in Kingsbury, resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage and a guilty plea to felony criminal mischief.


Troopers: Ogdensburg, Withrop residents charged with impaired driving

OSWEGATCHIE — An Ogdensburg man was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and drug possession Thursday morning, according to state police.Christopher W. Austin, 32, was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a


Morristown man turns down offer of paid fire driver position in Potsdam

By CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM – The Village of Potsdam has made an offer to a Morristown man to fill the fire department’s open paid driver position, but the prospective driver has turned the offer down.In public session after an executive session to discuss the offer, the village Board of Trustees voted


Many Halloween events planned in eight St. Lawrence County towns

Many North Country communities have a variety of Halloween events scheduled starting next week.Everything from dances, parades, costume contests, and haunted houses are on tap for this year’s Halloween celebration in St. Lawrence County.Norfolk


What’s Going On: Fall bazaars in Massena and Canton, book and bake sale in Rensselaer Falls, antique show in Massena

MASSENA: Annual Fall Bazaar, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 50/50 raffles, bake sale, flea market, crafts table, silent auction, Skilo, entertainment; lunch served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with vegetable beef soup and sandwiches; sponsored by Massena Senior Citizens; info: 315-769-7810.


Potsdam, Chase Mills women charged with unlawfully dealing with minors in separate incidents

HOPKINTON — A Potdam woman was charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor on Oct. 16 at Lamphere’s Market, 2798 SH 11B, according to state police.Allexis F. Charleston, 22, was charged with procuring alcohol for a person under age 21 and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child: Alcohol, polic


Man charged with driving twice legal limit in Potsdam

Truman A. Jones, 18, was cited for speed in zone at 11:38 p.m. after being observed driving 66 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, officers said.


Protection order violation leads to incarceration for Deer River man

James H. Smith, 25, 3574 Roberts Road, Deer River, was sentenced to one year in county jail for first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, for violating a protection order.


Former Norwood police officer pleads guilty on day two of bribery trial

Seth D. Donalis, 32, of 9 Hill Crest Ave., Massena, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony third-degree receiving a bribe.


What's Going On: Comedy dinner theater in Canton, Waydown Wailers concert in Heuvelton, The Met: Live in HD presents ‘Samson et Dalila’ in Potsdam

HEUVELTON: Waydown Wailers, 7 p.m., Pickens Hall, 83 State St.; $10 advance, $12 at the door: squareup.com/store/pickensgeneral/; Canton-based band plays unique blend of blues, swamp rock and Americana.


Man gets 15 months for possessing 900,000 untaxed cigarettes

Ian Tarbell, 46, of Hogansburg in Franklin County was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison during a Federal Court session in Buffalo.