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Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Massena residents share concern about possible new rehabilitation center

MASSENA — Two Massena residents say they’re concerned about a rumor that the former Valhaven Home for Adults, 10 Woodlawn Ave., might be converted to a 60-bed rehabilitation center.


Massena village trustees exploring change in code dealing with recreational fires to allow fire pits

MASSENA — Massena’s fire chief says he and other volunteers at the fire department support allowing recreational fires in the village limits, something that’s not permissible under the current code.


Massena wins, plays for D-I title

MASSENA – The Massena Central hockey team earned a chance to play for an eighth straight Section 10 Division I championship after skating to a 4-1 win over Potsdam Central in the opening round game played Wednesday night at the Massena Arena.


Resident injured in house fire on Pine Street in Potsdam

POTSDAM – One person was reportedly hurt badly enough in a fire this afternoon to a Pine Street house that he was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and might require further treatment elsewhere.


Grand reveal planned at Perry's Market in Norwood

NORWOOD — A grand reveal celebration will be held March 2 from 11 a.m. until -2 p.m. at Perry's Market, 58 Spring St. Perry's Market has been completely renovated. A whole new layout and new products have transformed Perry's into a modern general store with an exceptional deli and meat department, a


Effort underway to kick all Mohawk Council of Akwesasne chiefs out of office

AKWESASNE — An increasingly disaffected portion of the community in Akwesasne has been flexing its political muscles as its grievances against the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) have piled up over the past several months.


Volunteer tax preparers assisting with tax returns in Massena, Potsdam, Canton, Ogdensburg

MASSENA — When tax season rolls around every year, a group of volunteers rolls into action in Massena, Potsdam, Canton and Ogdensburg. From Feb. 4 through April 15 this year, the certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare free tax returns and electronic filing of both federal and state re


Ellis seeks re-election to Franklin County board

SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County Legislator Lindy Ellis announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election, running in the Nov. 5 election for a three-year term. No opponent has yet been announced, but Ellis said that doesn’t change her door-to-door method of meeting her constituents.


Man Severely Burned, Firefighter Hurt in Potsdam Blaze

One man was severely burned and a firefighter was hurt in a fire that may have been drug-related. It happened at 39 Pine Street in Potsdam at around 1 p.m. Officials said a fire broke out in a front apartment and that a man was severely burned. It's not immediately known what hospital he was taken t


Charges expected following search of Potsdam house that burned possibly due to meth lab, police say

POTSDAM — Charges are pending following a fire possibly caused by a meth lab at 39 1/2 Pine St. on Wednesday afternoon, according to Potsdam police. Potsdam police could not provide much detail but did say that a search warrant was executed at the residence and that they are working with the county


Brasher Falls resident charged with aggravated unlicensed operation

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Brasher Falls resident was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on SH 11C on Monday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Aron K. McLaughlin, 41, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate muffler, deputies said.


North Country reps rail against proposal to shutter state prisons

ALBANY | Citing a decline in the state’s crime rate and prison population, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 15 that his administration plans to direct the shuttering of up to three state correctional facilities this year.


What’s Going On: Recycled crafts in Massena, death talk in Canton, arts for special needs in Massena

MASSENA: 2 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; www.massenanaturecenter.com. MASSENA: Teens and adults with special needs and their friends are invited to a "Friday Night Out,” 6 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; www.massenanaturecenter.com; hosted by SLC Arts; $5 material


Police investigating scene of Potsdam fire for drugs

POTSDAM — The fire in the village yesterday is being investigated by drug task forces and criminal charges are pending. Village police Lt. Michael P. Ames said in a written statement that after the fire on 39½ Pine St. had been taken care of, a warrant was obtained from Potsdam Town Court to survey


Top two seeds will play for girls Class D title

POTSDAM – It will be an all West Division final at 1 p.m. on Saturday at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall, as top-seeded Edwards-Knox and second seed Heuvelton will vie for the Section 10 girls Class D championship after recording semifinal victories on Wednesday evening on the hardwood at Jerry Welch Gymn


Four drivers cited in Massena

MASSENA -- Village police say they recently cited four drivers:. • Madison L. Brown, 18, of county Route 38, Norfolk was charged with inadequate headlight at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18 on Stephanville Road.