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Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


SUNY Potsdam grad from Queens and her mother donate to Potsdam Snack Pack Program

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Snack Pack Program received a long distance donation recently when a vehicle packed to the brim with huge tote bags arrived at New Hope Community Church.


DEC: More deer, fewer bear taken in St. Lawrence County in 2018

Hunters in St. Lawrence County took slightly more deer, but slightly fewer bear, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC says hunters in St. Lawrence County took just over 5,000 deer in 2018, a 1 percent increase from 2017.


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency says prisons crucial to local economy

OGDENSBURG -- At a recent meeting of the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, members voted to pass a resolution "that emphasizes the agency’s strong support for the continued operation of the Gouverneur, Ogdensburg and Riverview Correctional Facilities and urged New York state not to


Woman faces felonies following larceny investigation in Massena

MASSENA — A Brooklyn woman was charged with felonies Thursday stemming from a larceny complaint made to state police April 5. Kim Y. Franklin, 56, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny at 2:29 a.m., officers said.


'The Voice' contestant with Potsdam connection advances to next round

POTSDAM — Selkii, a contestant on “The Voice” on NBC who has a local connection to the North Country, advanced to the second round. “Well, she made it through to the ‘cross battles’ even though she did not sing well and lost the audience vote,” according to Carol Simpson, Selkii’s mother in-law.


Opioid crisis driving up foster care need in St. Lawrence County

CANTON – The number of St. Lawrence County children placed in foster care has jumped 21 percent in less than two years, according to the county Department of Social Service. Drug addiction, including heroin and other opioids, is still the primary reason for the majority of cases of St. Lawrence Coun


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


St. Lawrence County Opioid Task Force meets Friday, plans two forums in May

CANTON – St. Lawrence County’s Opioid Task Force is keeping busy with the next meeting scheduled for April 12 and two community forums planned in May. The meeting will be April 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Best Western University Inn in Canton.


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


Potsdam will consider zoning changes for former Honda dealership and 74 Lawrence Ave.

POTSDAM – The village Board of Trustees has set two hearings on changes to local law that would enable two proposed zoning changes. On May 20 at 4:10 p.m., the board will hear comments on changing the zoning at 74 Lawrence Avenue from residential R-1 to R-3.


N.Y. state population continues to decline

ALBANY (AP) — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Cam’s Pizzeria chain founders charged with defrauding state of nearly $400K (report)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The husband and wife who founded the Cam’s Pizzeria pizza chain were indicted Thursday on 78 felony counts for tax fraud, grand larceny and other charges, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


N.J. man charged with arson attempt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral held for psychiatric evaluation at N.Y. hospital

The 37-year-old New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after police say he brought two gas containers, lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night has been sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.


New York Power Authority returning docks and buoys to St. Lawrence River from Massena to Waddington

MASSENA –The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will begin the re-installing docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant during the week of April 22.


Norwood-Norfolk report card day is Wednesday

NORWOOD — Parents and guardians of Norwood-Norfolk students in grades 5-12 are invited to attend report card day/night Wednesday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6 until 8 p.m.


N.Y. Dems brush off Trump impeachment talk

The Thursday release of the redacted special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has fueled calls for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump. But New York's senators and the area's House members, all Democrats, are hedging.


Clarkson president named one of the most powerful people in NY state working in educationd

POTSDAM — Clarkson President Anthony G. Collins has been honored by City & State New York, a media organization covering New York’s local and state politics and public policy.