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Massena man charged with drug possession in Norfolk

NORFOLK - A Massena man was charged with drug possession on State Highway 56 on Monday morning, according to state police. Tyler D. Brooks, 23, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 2:02 a.m., officers said. NORFOLK - A Massena man was charged with drug pos

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 19:12:00

State police charge Brasher Falls woman with grand larceny, other charges

LOUISVILLE - State police charged Megan A. Rubado, 34, of Brasher Falls, with a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, 10 counts of felony second-degree possession of a forged instrument and, in a second case, two counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and a misdemeanor coun

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-18 23:49:00

Potsdam woman charged after following man around village

POTSDAM -- A Potsdam woman was arrested after allegedly following a man around the village in their vehicles, according to Potsdam police. Nichole L. Harmer, 35, was charged with first-degree harassment, following too closely and failure to use a designated lane at 7:40 p.m. on Elm Street, officers

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 14:18:00

Canton man charged with possessing drugs, needle

MASSENA -- Village police say they charged Shane H. Parsons, 31, of Dies Street, Canton with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle at 6:29 p.m. Saturday on West Orvis Street. The charges followed a traffic stop, police said. MASSENA -- Vil

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 18:46:00

Constable man sentenced for possessing child porn

MALONE - A Constable man was sentenced to five and one-third to 16 years in state prison for possessing a sexual performance by a child. Raymond Benjamins, 61, appeared in Franklin County Court before Judge Derek P. Champagne, who gave him the maximum allowable sentence under New York state law. G

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-18 13:50:13

Business, In the Spotlight event planned March 21 at Finen Maple Products in Norwood

NORWOOD -- The first of the St. Lawrence County Chamber's 2018 Business, In the Spotlight after-hours networking events will be held Wednesday, March 21, from 5-7 p.m. The event will be hosted by Finen Maple Products at their sugar shack, located at 529 Austin Ridge Rd. The event will be indoors.Att

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 13:02:00

New Brasher Falls restaurant holding grand opening on Saturday

BRASHER FALLS - An Irish eatery will be celebrating its grand opening, appropriately, on St. Patrick's Day. Connor's Irish Eatery, 903 state Highway 11C, will observe its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. It's been open since last month. "We're having our grand opening on St. Patrick's Day


Massena delays cryptocurrency meeting to discuss code changes

MASSENA - The Town Council at a Wednesday special meeting delayed until their regular meeting next week discussing code changes that would address cryptocurrency mining. Town Councilman Samuel Carbone said he wants to see any code changes address people running home mining facilities out of seaboxes

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-03-18 15:22:00

Madrid man pleads guilty to felony DWI

In St. Lawrence County Court action Friday: Charles S. Olmstead, 33, of 2070 Route 310, Madrid, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, the second count of the Superior Court information also charging him with felony aggravated DWI, in a plea deal with the district attorney's office. On


Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry distributing food on Saturday

NORFOLK -- The Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry will hold its March distribution this Saturday, March 17, at Norfolk United Methodist Church, 9 W. Main St., from 9-11 a.m. or until all are served. Guests will need to bring totes, boxes and/or bags to carry home their food.If you are new to the pantr


Two women jailed in Massena for allegedly destroying evidence at motel room

MASSENA -- Village police say two women are jailed after destroying evidence while officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at a village motel room. Amber R. Sanderson, 30, no known address, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and seventh-degree criminal possession of a cont


Massena man charged with possessing cocaine

MASSENA -- Village police say they charged Joseph Singleton, 25, of Clary Street, Massena with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance foloowing a traffic stop on March 2 at 10:46 p.m. on North Main Street. Police said he possessed 1.17 grams of cocaine.He was released with an a


Rooseveltown man jailed in Massena for resisting arrest, traffic charges

MASSENA -- Village police say a Rooseveltown man is jailed after not complying with officers' commands during a traffic stop and refusing to allow officers to fingerprint him. Adam M. Ortiz, 32, of P.O. Box 783 Rooseveltown is charged with three counts of obstructing governmental administration, sin


Opinion: Town in fight of life over wind farm project, says Parishville woman

In response to "Hopkinton Has Bigger Problems Than Wind," which appeared in the Feb. 28 - March 6 issue of North Country This Week: Are we living on the same planet? The one where democracy has been defended with so many lives?Have you watched the videos from the meetings? People are serious about d


Massena town board makes a move toward sale of land to cryptocurrency miners

MASSENA - The Town Council at a Wednesday special meeting took the first step toward selling a parcel of land to a cryptocurrency mining operation, but voters will be able to weigh in if they want to. The board passed a resolution declaring the parcel on county Route 42 as surplus. Blockchain Indust


Potsdam man pleads guilty to drug possession

CANTON - A Potsdam man will be heading to prison after he pleaded guilty Monday in St. Lawrence County Court to drug possession. Harvey J. Griffin, 42, of 757 County Route 34, Potsdam, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a reduced first count of third-degre


Potsdam town board dismayed at possible cost of proposed speed limit change law

POTSDAM -- The Town Council will be sending a letter to Assemblywoman Addie Jenne expressing their dismay at the possible shift of expenses for speed limit changes from the state onto local municipalities. They are seeking clarification of the provisions of a speed limit bill that passed the state S