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Luanne M. Toutant, 59, of Evans Mills

Luanne M. Toutant, 59, of 24502 Waddingham Road, Evans Mills, passed September 22, 2017 at the Samaritan Medical Center. Born on October 13, 1957 of Watertown, daughter of Andre and Arlene Verne Toutant, she graduated from Indian River High School. She was the Town of LeRay Confidential Court Clerk

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-24 00:56:00

Firefighters, city dispute still stalled

WATERTOWN - Despite rumors, there is no new movement in the stalled contract talks between the city and the firefighters union. Last week, there was talk about a compromise in the works to lower the "minimum manning" requirement in the contract for 15 firefighters on duty at all times down to 13 fir

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-24 12:15:00

Charles E. Peebles, 98, formerly of Castorland

CASTORLAND - Charles E. Peebles, 98, formerly of State Route 410, died Saturday morning, September 23, 2017 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, Naumburg, with Rev. Tracy C

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-24 02:15:00

Antwerp church's Jardine organ will be celebrated at Saturday concert

ANTWERP - The small, compact organ at the First Congregational Church here made a big impression on Sondra Goldsmith Proctor when she attended a service at the church about five years ago with her husband, the Rev. David A. Van Epps. "I was fascinated by how that organ took charge of the room," she

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-24 12:15:00

Downtown Watertown Restaurant To Close

A restaurant in downtown Watertown will be closing its doors. Mr. Bigg's Restaurant and Bar will close at the end of October. Officials at the Watertown Local Development Corporation say the owner could no longer keep the business going. In February, city police had to break up a disturbance involvi

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 23:49:00

Watertown Woman Dies After Scooter Accident

A 62 year old Watertown woman has died after hitting her head while trying to ride a scooter. City police said Sherry Noftsier of 626 Emerson Street was trying to ride a 1993 Yamaha Razz in her driveway Monday. According to police, she entered the street where she hit the curb, was thrown from the s

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 23:24:00

Funeral Arrangements Set For Soldier Who Died in Crash

Funeral arrangements are set for the Army human relations specialist from Fort Drum killed in a one vehicle accident last weekend, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Calling hours for corporal Jennifer Kipybida will be held Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Leo Bean and Sons Funera

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 15:01:00

Doris M. Thomas, 45, of Glenfield

GLENFIELD - Doris M. Thomas, 45, of Chase Lake Road, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at her home. The Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, Retired Methodist Minister, officiating. Burial

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 20:30:00

Korean Congregation to Take Over Hope Presbyterian Church

Last month, we told you how the Hope Presbyterian Church congregation in Watertown was closing its doors. Turns out the future of the building has been there for years. The North Country Presbytery said the Watertown Korean Presbyterian Church, which uses the church every Sunday, will officially tak

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 21:55:00

Private Investigator Makes Progress In Soldier's Mysterious Deat

Judy Rust is convinced she'll find out the truth about what happened to her son, Sergeant Patrick Rust, a Fort Drum soldier who was found dead just outside Watertown 10 years ago. "I know something happened to him and I know somebody did something to him and somebody knows something. I'm going to fi

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 00:11:00

City outlines plans, projects for $10M grant

When the city was approved for the $10 million first prize from the state for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), it was for a group of projects the city is proposing for the near future. First, there's the physical boundaries the city has outlined for where its projects will take place. T

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 23:10:00

Michele L. Desrosiers, 64, of West Carthage

WEST CARTHAGE - Michele L. Desrosiers, 64, of 40 North Broad Street, died on Thursday evening, September 21, 2017 at her home. Michele was born on March 9, 1953 in Natural Bridge, NY a daughter of the late Russell & Geraldine E. Campbell Desrosiers. Michele was a 1971 graduate of Carthage Central S

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 20:38:00

Entrepreneur excited to harvest hemp next month, soon to begin small-scale processing

ELLISBURG - Businessman Marc P. Privitera is excited about harvesting his first hemp crop next month despite late plantings and adverse weather throughout the summer. "I think it's going to be fun," Mr. Privitera said. Many of the hemp plants Mr. Privitera had grown at four one-acre plots, includi

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 12:15:00

Man Pleads Guilty To Making Meth, Selling Drugs

A 45 year old town of Denmark man faces years in prison for making meth and selling drugs. Andrew Perry pleaded guilty Friday in Lewis County Court to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He faces six years in prison when he's

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 21:03:00

On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits at taxpayers' cost have drawn scrutiny. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said

POST-STAR - 2017-09-21 17:21:09

Rehearsals begin Sunday for Northern Choral Society concerts

The Northern Choral Society will begin rehearsals for its 63rd annual Christmas concerts on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 403 Washington St., Watertown. Sara D. Gleason will direct. Registration for singers will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, with rehearsal from 2 to 4:15 p.m. Fees are $20 for adults,

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-22 12:15:00

JCC Holds First 'White Coat' Ceremony

For the nursing class of 2019 at Jefferson Community College, the first step to becoming a nurse is getting a white lab coat. White coat ceremonies are a medical tradition to welcome students like these future nurses into the healthcare world "It's our induction into the nursing profession," said Cr

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 06:02:00

Cynthia L. Catalina, 54, native of Watertown

Cynthia L. Catalina, 54, passed away September 20, 2017 at Samaritan Medical Center after a short illness. Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 24th at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, September 25th at the funeral home. Burial

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 03:29:00

James R. Smith, 73, Town of Theresa

James R. Smith, 73, town of Theresa, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Samaritan Medical Center. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc.

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-22 00:18:00

Two Teens Hospitalized After Car Crash Thursday

An accident on Fawdry Road near Sackets Harbor Thursday night sends two teenagers to the hospital. Sackets Harbor Fire Chief Derek Derouin said a car with four people under the age of 18 in it crashed into a pole a little before 10 p.m. that night. One teen was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital to be

WWNYTV.COM - 2017-09-24 00:12:00