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Jefferson County’s Huckleberry Charlie

The Altona Flat Rock is a rare and spectacular site I’ve referenced here in the past, and was the subject of my first book written long ago (it was updated in 2005 with new glaciology information). Besides details on the unusual topography, glacial remnants, an incredibly persistent fire, and one of

NEWYORKHISTORYBLOG.ORG - 2018-12-18 15:00:21

Allen A. Benway, 70, Watertown

The funeral will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Father Steven Murray officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will precede the service 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

NEWZJUNKY.COM - 2018-12-18 15:28:37

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

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 17:51:00

NYS Police vehicle involved in crash with SUV on I-81 in Watertown

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — New York State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Jefferson County that involved a state police patrol car. According to police, Trooper Nicholas Morgia was operating a marked State Police vehicle and was stopped on the east shoulder of the northbound

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2018-12-17 16:41:28

Trial Date Set For Man In Child Sex Abuse Case

A trial date has been set for a Brownville man accused of sexually abusing a child. Timothy Ferry will go on trial in Jefferson County Court on January 14. A grand jury indicted him in July on charges of predatory sexual assault against a child; course of sexual conduct against a child, 1st degree;

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-12-17 20:44:00

Jefferson County committee approves new law on solar farm taxes

Dec. 08--WATERTOWN -- The Jefferson County Legislature Finance and Rules committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to a law on wind turbines, expanding it to cover solar projects as well.

ENERGYCENTRAL.COM - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

Jefferson County under travel advisory

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office has issued a travel advisory for the county that will remain in place until further notice. A narrow band of lake effect snow across the area is causing limited visibility in spots. If travel is absolutely necessary, the sheriff’s office recommends using extra c

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-06 22:36:00

Tri-County Region Receives $13M For Economic Development

The greater North Country region will receive $64.8 million from the state for economic development. The eighth round of Regional Economic Development Council awards was announced Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Howard Zemsky, who is president and CEO of Empire State Development.

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-12-18 18:36:00

Upstate NY teen taken to hospital after striking NYS trooper car on I-81

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- A Jefferson County teenager was taken to a hospital Monday morning after she crashed her car into a marked patrol car on Interstate 81 North in Watertown, state police said.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-12-17 22:39:08

NY State Senator Kevin Parker Tells Woman 'Kill Yourself!' on Twitter

A New York State Senator just joined the ranks of disgusting Twitter trolls by telling a woman to kill herself ... because she ID'd him as the alleged culprit of a parking violation.

TMZ.COM - 2018-12-18 19:24:00

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.

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-12-14 15:27:00

Local Smoking Rates Still Too High

Earlier this year, the State Health Department announced some good news: the statewide adult smoking rate has fallen to 14.2%. This is the lowest level since 1985 when New York began using its current system to track smoking rates and it is below the national average of 15.5%.

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2018-12-17 13:23:55

'Humerus' Holiday At Carthage Area Hospital

Make no bones about it - a skeleton is making its way around Carthage Area Hospital just in time for the holidays. "They're kind of taken aback at first and then they just find it hysterical," said Bill Blunden, an outpatient physical therapist who came up with the idea with staff in his department

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-12-17 20:53:00

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

DAILY KOS - 2018-12-17 01:14:00

Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.

WGRZ TV - 2018-12-17 17:32:00

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

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-12-17 05:30:00

NY boundaries on pilot hemp program misinterpreted as ‘ban,’ attorney says

Counter to the chatter aroused by a recent report, the State of New York has not ‘banned’ CBD, according to an expert on the legality of hemp products. The state did however put some boundaries around a pilot agricultural program.

NUTRAINGREDIENTS-USA.COM - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Book Store Raises Money To Get Kids To Read

Money raised at a Watertown book store will go towards a program to get kids to read. "The Greatest Fundraiser" at the Reading Room in Salmon Run Mall brought in more than $6,300.

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-12-16 22:44:00

Columbine, 24 other area schools on lockout due to suspicious person

WSYR-TV - Two dozen schools in the Jefferson County area in Colorado, including Columbine, are on lockout following reports of a suspicious person. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sent out a tweet telling parents to not pick up their children at Columbine-- no one can enter or leave the school

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-12-13 18:03:00

Dexter's Pee Wee Cheer Squad Wins National Title

It's a big win for a small town. The Dexter Pee Wee Cheer squad took a victory lap Sunday around their hometown in celebration of their first place national win at Disney World.

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-12-16 22:41:00