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Hammond fifth-grader inspires hiring of crossing guard, possible crosswalk to follow
HAMMOND — What a difference a young person can make. On Dec. 11, during a Hammond Central School Board of Education meeting, fifth-grader Dylan J. Burns pressed board members to take steps to have a crosswalk put in between the school at 51 S. Main St. and the Dollar General store, making it safer f
Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York
We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l
State police investigate property-damage accidents in Hammond, Morristown
State police said they responded to a pair of property-damage accidents on Tuesday. • A Clayton man was involved in a property-damage accident Tuesday afternoon, according to state police.
New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon
There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.
Hammond woman charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in Oswegatchie
OSWEGATCHIE — A Hammond woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on SH 37 Saturday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Janet L. Bishman, 48, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate plate lights, officers said.
Flu cases on the rise in St. Lawrence County
CANTON -- St. Lawrence County Public Health warns residents that influenza “flu” cases continue to rise. Ninety-six laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza were reported last week in St. Lawrence County, a 52 percent increase from the previous week.
Disability ID cards available across New York state
ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."
St. Lawrence County accepting requests to add land to Ag Districts
CANTON -- St. Lawrence County will accept applications from property owners to add land to Agricultural Districts 1 and 2 from March 1-30. The county’s agricultural districts can help protect sound farming activities from nuisance lawsuits and unreasonable land use regulations.
Ogdensburg Man Faces Burglary Charge
An Ogdensburg man is accused of entering a town of Oswegatchie home and stealing a check. St. Lawrence sheriff's deputies say 44 year old Jonathon Spooner allegedly broke into the Perry Road home in October.
Ogdensburg realtor Stevenson inaugurated as NYSAR president-elect
ALBANY, N.Y. — Jennifer Stevenson of Ogdensburg, took the oath of office Monday, as the 2019 president-elect of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), the organization announced.
St. Lawrence County Public Health sharing ways to prevent heart disease
CANTON -- To mark Heart Disease Awareness Month, St. Lawrence County Public Health is sharing strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging residents to live heart healthy lives.
Snowmobiler makes record attempt on St. Lawrence River
Greg Pepe of Clayton is attempting to set a new record for the Guinness Book of World Records: most miles traveled on a snowmobile in a 24-hour period. Pepe took laps from Clayton to Cape Vincent as part of his effort.
Yonkers woman charged with bringing drugs into Gouverneur prison
GOUVERNEUR — State police on Feb. 16 charged Jazmine T. Harden, 23, Yonkers, with felony first-degree introducing dangerous prison contraband. She was also cited with violating state sanitary code.
26 latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown
WATERTOWN, NY — The latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown:. BELL – In Samaritan Medical Center, February 14, 2019, to Katherine and Jennifer Bell, Theresa, a daughter, Braelyn Rebecca Sue.
Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state
With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.
Rodent droppings cause soon-to-close Canton Family Dollar to fail two state health inspections
CANTON — The Family Dollar store at 2 Main St. received the lowest grades on two health inspections at the end of last year because of several problems including rodent droppings found on shelves, according to the New York State Department of Agriculture.
Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York
(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer
Ogdensburg to conduct more contamination testing at old Shade Roller site
OGDENSBURG — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is requiring the city to drill new test wells at the former Standard Shade Roller industrial site at 541 Covington St. to determine if there are additional contaminants at the site.
Fort Drum Man Pleads Guilty To Rape
A 21 year old Fort Drum man has admitted to having sex with a teenager. Michael Estes Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday in Jefferson County Court to third-degree rape. Estes was charged in September with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a child.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, Feb. 21
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael D. Yarbrough, 51, of 431 Stone St., lower apt., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at his residence with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Police allege Mr. Yarbrough falsely reporte