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Star Lake man charged with petit larceny
EDWARDS — State police on Monday charged James W. Carlisle, 53, of 463 Oswegatchie Trail Road, Star Lake, with misdemeanor petit larceny.
Rensselaer Falls woman treated for minor injuries following rollover car crash
Deputies said on County Route 14 in the town, Donna J. White, 69, of 795 County Route 14, was driving her 2016 Toyota in a southwesterly direction when her vehicle’s front passenger side was struck by Megan E. Law, 28, of 808 Ford St., Ogdensburg, who was backing her 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck
Massena man charged with drug possession following alleged hit and run
MASSENA — State police on Aug. 12 charged Peter J. Shantie, 39, of 259 County Route 43, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, all misdemeanors. He was also cited with unlicensed operatio
CJ’s Kegs Cases & More in Potsdam sold to new owners
It was never easy competing with Wal-Mart, but you made CJ’S your store for family celebrations and holiday parties. Please continue to support the new owners, Griff’s Beverages, making them your continued beverage store of choice.
Potsdam summer employees to be more informed about jobs after walkout this summer
At the request of Recreation Director Trey Smutz, more help with employee paperwork and grant writing will be available to him, according to committee co-chair and Town Councilor Rose Rivezzi.
Massena man accused of Lacey Yekel murder headed for Sept. 25 trial
A Massena man accused in a 2014 homicide will go to trial this fall.Christopher Hebert, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lacey Yekel, who was 25 at the time she was killed.Hebert
Music, sales, food, fireworks planned for Lisbon's annual Homecoming Weekend Aug. 17-18
LISBON -- Lisbon’s annual Homecoming Weekend will be held Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18, with a live music, food, sales and fireworks.Things get started with a historical walk of the hamlet of Lisbon on Friday. The New Buckskins will provide music later at a dance at the American Legion from
Ogdensburg using hidden cameras to crack down on illegal dumping in city
However, the decision to use four digital cameras — to secretly be installed in unspecified locations within the city on a rotating basis — has prompted questions by some members of City Council. On multiple occasions in the past, the council has expressed reservations about installing security came
North Country Assemblywoman says dairy industry prices hurting rural economy
A North Country Assemblywoman said at a dairy conference in Albany the effect of low milk prices is rippling through the rural economy, dragging it down.Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, D-Theresa, said a day spent at a dairy summit in Albany demonstrated her proposal to address the crisis facing farm
Potsdam police cite two motorists for driving infactions
POTSDAM -- Potsdam police said they charged two motorists with driving infractions on Monday. Those charged included:• Trevor S. Carroll, 26, Adams Center, was cited for failure to keep right at 8:48 p.m. on Bay Street, police said. Police had received a report of a vehicle that crossed over into th
Rensselaer Falls woman rescued from overturned Toyota following two-car collision in Canton
CANTON – A Rensselaer Falls woman was rescued from her vehicle and transported to Canton-Potsdam hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries following a two-car collision on County Route 14 Tuesday, Aug. 15.According to a press release from county sheriff’s office, Meagan E. Law, 46, of Ogdensbur
Village of Potsdam’s decision to drop its fourth paid firetruck driver is complicated
The village, in July, was supposed to work with just three paid firetruck drivers instead of four. The fourth driver was retiring and trustees sought to use the opportunity to see how a diminished staff would work.
Photo studio opening in Massena Aug. 26
MASSENA – Photos by lily studio will open Aug. 26 at 333 Pontoon Bridge Rd.Reservations are open now and a 15 percent discount will be offered from Aug. 26 to Sept. 26.For more info, and samples of her work, visit .Pricing info is listed in the about section of the page.
Potsdam man charged with disorderly conduct
POTSDAM -- A Potsdam woman was charged with disorderly conduct and unnecessary noise on Market Street Sunday morning, according to Potsdam police.Darik M. Bradish, 24, was cited for the above charges at 1:25 a.m. following a complaint of a subject acting disorderly, officers said.
Former Ogdensburg man gets prison for attempted burglary
Eric S. Lalonde, 33, formerly of 1005 Ford St., Ogdensburg, now an inmate at the Elmira Correctional Facility, was sentenced as a second-felony offender after his May 15 guilty plea to second-degree attempted burglary, the reduced first count of the indictment charging him with first-degree burglary
Several motorists charged with DWI
■Silvio Semedo, 29, Fort Drum, was charged at 1:43 a.m. Saturday by Watertown police with DWI and a right-of-way violation on the 300 block of State Street. Mr. Semedo’s blood-alcohol content was reported to be 0.11 percent.
Potsdam school board to discuss contract for armed in-school officer at meeting tonight
POTSDAM -- At a meeting tonight, the Potsdam Central School Board of Education will discuss the contract between the district and Village of Potsdam for an armed in-school police officer.The school board meeting will be held in a room referred to as the “LGIR” at A.A. Kingston Middle School at 6:30
Hermon man gets prison for cocaine sales
Timothy S. Sharpstein Jr., 28, of 112 Germain St., Hermon, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for his April 2 guilty plea to felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
End in site for $3 million construction project on Canton bridge over Grasse River
By ADAM ATKINSONCANTON -- Construction on the U.S. Route 11 bridge over the Grasse River in the village across Willow Island continues to direct traffic into just two lanes across the span, but the end is in site.“(It’s) looking like Canton will be finished up mid-September,” said Michael R. Flick,
What’s Going On: Madrid Chorus, CFC Band hit the stage in Madrid; South Woods String Band in Colton
COLTON: The Great South Woods String Band, 6-8 p.m., 2018 Colton Riverside Performances, gazebo, Main Street; rain location St. Patrick’s Church Parish Center, State Highway 56; free, donations accepted; .