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Rochester Institute of Technology names 11 St. Lawrence County residents to its dean's list

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY — The following local residents made the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 fall semester. • Kegan Sovay, Canton, who is in the new media interactive development program.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Colton man sentenced to 38 years to life in prison for child rape

CANTON — Before the Colton man accused of predatory child rape was sentenced to 38 years in prison to life Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court, County Judge Jerome J. Richards took pause and cautioned the family and supporters of both the victim and Sharlow to behave in a “calm and civil matter.”


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Sheriff issues travel advisory for St. Lawrence County through Wednesday; Massena enacts overnight parking ban

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has announced a “travel advisory” through Wednesday for all of St. Lawrence County, with only necessary travel during the predicted “Winter Storm Maya.”


Fire Damages St. Lawrence County Home

Firefighters from Heuvelton and four other departments battled a house fire along State Route 184 in Macomb Tuesday night. Flames were tearing through the second floor of the building.


Potsdam Woman Accused Of Knife & Hammer Attack

A Potsdam woman faces several charges after she allegedly assaulted someone with a knife and a claw hammer Thursday night. Potsdam police say 34 year old Jessica Reynolds allegedly attacked someone during a domestic fight at a home on Larnard Street.


Due to incoming storm, many St. Lawrence County organizations canceling or rescheduling events

Due to weather, many local organizations are cancelling or rescheduling events. The Alzheimer’s Association has canceled support group meetings in Ogdensburg slated for Tuesday, Feb. 12 and in Gouverneur for Wednesday, Feb. 13.


Deputies: Oswegatchie parole absconder hidden inside bed, unable to get out

OSWEGATCHIE -- Weapons possession, resisting arrest and other charges were leveled against three men after county sheriff’s detectives and deputies freed a parole violator who had been hidden inside of a particle board bed and was unable to remove himself.


DEC releases report of court returns for charges in St. Lawrence County

The state Department of Conservation has released a report on the court returns of their most recent Environmental Conservation Appearance Tickets. The entries are organized by name, age, town of residence, date and town of offence, charge, court date, fine and judge presiding.


Arts grants going to many St. Lawrence County organizations

POTSDAM -- Since 2008, SLC Arts has administered the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. Statewide, this regrant program distributes $4,000,000 to individual artists, municipalities, libraries, and non-profit organizatio


Massena man charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated in Norfolk

NORFOLK — A 27-year-old Massena man was arrested by state troopers for driving while intoxicated and other traffic charges after he was stopped on County Route 40 on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2:07 a.m.


Walczyk calls for restoration of AIM funding for St. Lawrence County towns

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) and nearly forty Town Supervisors and Mayors from across have sent a letter to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo outlining the need for a complete restoration of Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) funding in the final state budget.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Hermon man charged with DWI

CANTON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Friday charged Jonathon A. Yerdon, 33, 67 Cook Road, Hermon, with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was also cited with speeding, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusing a breath test.


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department hosting rabies clinic

CANTON — St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is hosting the first free rabies clinic of 2019. The Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 23rd from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm, 2043B State Route 68.


Financial assistance available to bolster wildlife habitat in St. Lawrence County

CANTON – The Wildlife Management Institute is offering financial assistance to producers in St. Lawrence County to address insufficient young forest habitat for targeted wildlife species, said a press release from the organization.


Heuvelton man accused of stealing from Kinney Drugs in Potsdam

POTSDAM — A Heuvelton man was charged with stealing from Kinney Drugs following a report of a suspicious person, according to Potsdam police. Jonathan M. McSorley, 27, was charged with petit larceny and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Market Street at 9:16 a.m., officers said.


Section 10 Varsity Sports Schedule

(schedule is subject to change) Lisbon (6) vs. Edwards-Knox (3) - 1 p.m. Hammond (7) vs. Chateaugay (2) - 2:45 p.m. Hermon-Dekalb (5) vs. Heuvelton (4) - 6 p.m. Parishville-Hopkinton (8) vs. Harrisville (1) - 7:45 p.m.


Canton-Potsdam Hospital promoting sustainability initiatives

POTSDAM -- St. Lawrence Health System’s Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) has been making major strides in increasing its sustainability initiatives, said a press release from the hospital.