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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.
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.
Opinion: Cobb will represent our district’s needs, says Colton resident
Elise Stefanik has been a strong advocate for her supporters, but, unfortunately, those supporters are not residents of the NY-21, and their interests are too often in conflict with those of the vast majority of her constituents in NY-21.From early on, in August 2013, a year before her TV ads first
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.
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.
Three apartment residents escape Massena kitchen fire
Tim Beaulieu, a Massena Fire Department member who served as chief at the scene, said the 3:47 p.m. fire broke out at an apartment above the Fourth Coast Diner.
General store in Morristown gives residents new option
And since the store opened one month ago, co-owner Karen Young said not only has business been brisk, but the steady flow of customers is proving that small mom-and-pop shops can help breathe new economic life into vacant downtown corridors across the north country.
Potsdam woman charged with driving without a license
Marah S. Butterfield, 27, of 3 Walnut St., faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, police said.
Potsdam attorney wants to be part of ‘positive progress’ made by St. Lawrence County legislators
BY CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM -- Republican Nicholas Pignone, attorney and former Potsdam village court justice, says he wants to build on the recent accomplishments of the St. Lawrence County legislators.He is facing Democrat David Haggard for the District 10 seat currently held by Joe Timmerman.
Police: Winthrop man faces five counts of rape in Stockholm
Nathan B. Arquiett, 21, was charged with five counts of third-degree rape, felonies; five counts of third-degree criminal sex act with a victim less than 17 years old, felonies; and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said.
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
Ogdensburg man jailed after allegedly threatening firemen
OGDENSBURG — City police on Tuesday charged Christopher M. Sharland, 36, of 715 Riverside Ave., with first-degree coercion, second-degree strangulation and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies, and the misdemeanors of third-degree assault, second-degree menacing, second-degree obstructin
Winthrop man charged with rape of minor
Nathan B. Arquiett, 21, was charged with five counts each of third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act, both Class E felonies, police said.
Two charged with drug possession in Waddington
WADDINGTON — Waddington and Watertown residents were charged with drug possession on SH 37 on Friday, according to state police.• Eric Doelger, 51, Waddington, was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana and an equipment violation for broken glass at 4:32 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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