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Complete Streets workshop encourages rethinking village streets
A nationally renowned speaker and strategic community planner, Mark Fenton, had groups in West Carthage and Lowville looking at village streets with critical eyes for planning toward healthier lifestyles last week.
IGTNT: The Loss of a 19 year-old Soldier From Pennsylvania in Afghanistan Last Week
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan as well in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation
Free Christmas Dinner Courtesy West Carthage Fire Dept.
Making sure there's a meal for anyone in West Carthage. The West Carthage Fire Department held a free Christmas meal for the community Saturday, as it has for six years now. 25 Volunteers cooked up some turkey and fixings.
Roblee: Central New York's special Greek Revival flavor
Last month, I touched briefly upon the prominence of the Greek Revival style of architecture throughout our region, a topic worth fleshing out further this month. The historic pathways along which architectural styles moved in New York state served to bring people and ideas to our area. The westward
Trucker Saves Dogs Thrown From SUV, With Help From New York State Police
A near-tragedy involving two dogs, Beagle mixes, is getting international media attention: someone threw the pups out of a speeding SUV on I-81 and they were saved by a kind trucker and a pair of troopers who just happened to be passing by.
Excitement Builds Over Carthage Property's Future
Scott Sauer, a businessman from Beaver Falls, purchased a vacant industrial building on Dock Street in the village of Carthage about a year ago. The building has sat empty for more than 10 years, but Sauer has plans for it in mind.
Members sought for Carthage Little Theatre
CARTHAGE — Carthage Little Theatre is holding a membership drive. The troupe is seeking people of various ages who want to help continue bringing live theater entertainment to the community and surrounding areas.
New York judge resigns after homophobic remarks about Viggo Mortensen
A New York judge has resigned after making homophobic remarks involving Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen. Watertown, NY, attorney John W. Hallett has resigned as court justice of LeRay Town Court after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct filed formal charges against him.
CNY man arrested for nearly driving into state police cars while drunk, police say
A 47-year-old Pulaski man was arrested for aggravated DWI Wednesday after he nearly hit two parked state police cars, according to New York State police. Scott B. Goodrich was charged with aggravated DWI and is also accused of violating the move over law, police said.
Woman Arrested In Watertown Drug Bust
Police expect more arrests in an investigation that resulted in a raid at a Watertown apartment on Thursday. Members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force say 29 year old Leigh Newton and a small child were inside apartment 431A at 1429 Gill Street when police executed a search warrant.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, Dec. 14
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael T. Dixon Sr., 50, of 515 Bradley St., Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at his residence with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Mr
RACOG informed about agencies aiding military in obtaining civilian jobs
CARTHAGE — Representatives of three veteran service organizations on Fort Drum spoke Wednesday to the River Area Council of Governments board. Lorrie S. Guler, Transition Services program manager, said an average of 259 soldiers separate from Fort Drum each month with 30 to 40 percent indicating the
US: 19-year-old Johnstown man died in Afghanistan
A 19-year-old man from Johnstown died Thursday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, died at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident, the DOD said in a news release. The incident is under inves
St. Lawrence County launches new opioid task force
CANTON — A new 30-member St. Lawrence County Opioid Task Force meets today for the first time to start brainstorming ways to combat the opioid addiction crises facing many north country communities and families.
Watertown man facing charges after domestic incident
WATERTOWN, NY — Daniel R. Pitkin, 24, of 1210 Superior St., Apt. C3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St., with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, second-degre
North Country Family Health Center Celebrates 25 Years
There's 25 years of medical, behavioral and dental care right next to the classroom at North Elementary School in Watertown. The North Country Family Health Center celebrated those years of services Friday at the school where the program all started back in 1993.
New military procurement plan threatens local dairies’ direct sales to Drum
EAST SYRACUSE — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., says he thinks the new proposed procurement process for milk on military bases is dumb. Standing in front of the Byrne Dairy Ultra Dairy facility on Friday, Sen. Schumer said the new proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency to use centralized wareh
Jefferson County town judge resigns after inappropriate comments
WATERTOWN — Watertown attorney John W. Hallett resigned as LeRay Town Court justice while under formal charges by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for making homophobic and inappropriate remarks and gestures to another attorney at the Jefferson County Court Complex, the commission announced
Man Pleads Guilty After Watertown Drug Bust
A 29 year old Bronx man has taken a plea deal in connection with a drug bust in Watertown. Andre Barnes pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Clayton Man Gets Probation In Child Endangerment Case
A 56 year old Clayton man, who was accused of having sexual contact with a child, has been sentenced to probation. Gregory Morse pleaded guilty last month in Jefferson County Court to endangering the welfare of a child.