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Morristown man turns down offer of paid fire driver position in Potsdam

By CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM – The Village of Potsdam has made an offer to a Morristown man to fill the fire department’s open paid driver position, but the prospective driver has turned the offer down.In public session after an executive session to discuss the offer, the village Board of Trustees voted

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 12:14:00

Man gets 15 months for possessing 900,000 untaxed cigarettes

Ian Tarbell, 46, of Hogansburg in Franklin County was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison during a Federal Court session in Buffalo.


Hermon man charged with mischief, trespassing

RICHVILLE — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 16 charged Stephen W. Luther Jr., 43, of 457 Lazy River Road, Hermon, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors. He was also cited with second-degree harassment.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-18 15:05:00

Man charged with driving twice legal limit in Potsdam

Truman A. Jones, 18, was cited for speed in zone at 11:38 p.m. after being observed driving 66 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, officers said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 06:11:00

Many Halloween events planned in eight St. Lawrence County towns

Many North Country communities have a variety of Halloween events scheduled starting next week.Everything from dances, parades, costume contests, and haunted houses are on tap for this year’s Halloween celebration in St. Lawrence County.Norfolk

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 17:26:00

Massena village to search for three DPW motor equipment operators to fill pending vacancies

In the past when public works officials have asked the board to look for motor equipment operators, he was met with resistance from trustees Francis Carvel and Albert Deshaies. In March, they both challenged Water Department chief operator Steve Daly when he asked for permission to look for three DP

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 17:26:00

Man dies after falling off dock at St. Lawrence Seaway

They said Alfred Eshun, 57, of Quebec, was working on the Canadian ship Spruceglen.


Protection order violation leads to incarceration for Deer River man

James H. Smith, 25, 3574 Roberts Road, Deer River, was sentenced to one year in county jail for first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, for violating a protection order.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-19 05:15:00

Former Norwood police officer pleads guilty on day two of bribery trial

Seth D. Donalis, 32, of 9 Hill Crest Ave., Massena, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony third-degree receiving a bribe.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-18 10:09:00

Man headed to prison for car vandalism

Anthony J. Genier, 27, repeatedly kicked a vehicle at a home in Kingsbury, resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage and a guilty plea to felony criminal mischief.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-10-19 12:55:00

Troopers: Ogdensburg, Withrop residents charged with impaired driving

OSWEGATCHIE — An Ogdensburg man was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and drug possession Thursday morning, according to state police.Christopher W. Austin, 32, was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 09:39:00

Massena eyeing ‘aggressive strategy’ at downtown pedestrian crossing

MASSENA -- Massena police may step up enforcing right-of-way laws in a pedestrian crossing on Main Street.Mayor Tim Currier said he received a complaint of safety problems near the former Clopman’s building, which is between Water and Phillips streets."We had a downtown business owner reach out abou

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 09:03:00

Ogdensburg man jailed after allegedly threatening firemen

OGDENSBURG — City police on Tuesday charged Christopher M. Sharland, 36, of 715 Riverside Ave., with first-degree coercion, second-degree strangulation and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies, and the misdemeanors of third-degree assault, second-degree menacing, second-degree obstructin

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-20 00:30:00

Italian man allegedly smuggling French woman into the U.S. arrested after high speed chase from Fort Covington

FORT COVINGTON -- Efisio Mascia, 36, a citizen of Italy residing in Ibiza, Spain, was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed flight from Border Patrol on New York State Route 37 near Malone.The arrested followed a failed smuggling attempt, said press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-18 17:30:00

Potsdam, Chase Mills women charged with unlawfully dealing with minors in separate incidents

HOPKINTON — A Potdam woman was charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor on Oct. 16 at Lamphere’s Market, 2798 SH 11B, according to state police.Allexis F. Charleston, 22, was charged with procuring alcohol for a person under age 21 and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child: Alcohol, polic

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-18 12:43:00

Town, village of Massena moving forward with consolidation study

“I’ve read the last two dissolution studies. I don’t see where anything’s different today than it was 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago,” Samuel D. Carbone Jr. said during Wednesday’s Town Council meeting.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-19 05:15:00

Water Street properties in Massena being remediated for contamination

By ANDY GARDNERNorth Country NowMASSENA -- Remediation is underway at a contaminated former businesses in the village, and the state may remove the vacant structures if the soil beneath them is contaminated.The state Department of Environmental Conservation is using NRC Environmental Services to cle


Police seize cash, heroin as homicide probe continues in Northeast Kingdom - VTDigger

It marked the second day Vermont State Police detectives searched the Duck Pond Road residence as they seek to solve the mystery of who shot Pimental multiple times and left his body off a rural dirt road in Concord, about 15 miles from his Northeast Kingdom home, where it was discovered Sunday.


Sixteen years later, police continue to work leads in Westville murder case

Fleury, who was 64 at the time of her death, was found bludgeoned to death in her State Route 37 home on Oct. 17, 2002. She had last been seen by her husband, Robert Jay Fleury, at approximately 4:15 p.m. that afternoon.


Former border agent denied appeal of assault conviction, revealing new details in wife’s death

MASSENA — The former U.S. Border Patrol agent who resigned after the attempted assault of a Massena couple in December 2015, when his wife was killed by a car in the town of Massena, has been denied his appeal to overturn his conviction. State Supreme Court has also revealed more details of what hap