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Sunny skies on the horizon this week for St. Lawrence County

POTSDAM — St. Lawrence County residents are finally going to see some spring sun and warmer weather this coming week on the heels of the last bout of winter flurries over the last few days, predicts the National Weather Service.


Ringleaders plead guilty in cocaine trafficking case

ALBANY — Two men previously convicted for their roles in a violent Massena drug war have pleaded guilty to charges related to their participation in a cocaine ring that covered most of the Capital Region.


St. Lawrence County collecting torn American flags

CANTON — St. Lawrence County residents wanting to properly retire American flags can now drop off torn and tattered flags at the County Courthouse, 48 Court St. The New York State Association of Counties has partnered with the National Association of Counties to conduct a new national campaign to su


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Woman accused of stealing 18 items from Potsdam Walmart

POTSDAM — A Bronx woman was jailed Sunday for allegedly stealing multiple items from Walmart, 7494 U.S. Highway 11, on Sunday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.


Room for vendors at St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 29th Antique & Artisan show April 27

CANTON – A sure sign that spring has sprung is the upcoming St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 29th annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale. If you have antiques or handmade crafts to sell, there is still time to register for booth space at this not-to-be missed show and sale. Tables are av


SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.


Grand jury hands up indictments for drug and sex offenses in St. Lawrence County

CANTON -- A grand jury handed up indictments for drug and sex offenses on Thursday morning. • Sylvester Wright, 37, of Brooklyn, was arraigned on an indictment charging him with four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is accused of possessing heroin and cocaine


Massena officials urge governor to keep three local state prisons open

MASSENA — Massena village trustees have gone on record to urge Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to remember how helpful St. Lawrence County has been in times of crisis as he considers closing three prisons in the state.


Alcoa Preserves 450 Jobs at Massena, New York, Smelting Plant

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement has been reached with Alcoa that would preserve 450 jobs at the aluminum company's smelting plant in Massena, New York.


Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal

Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal


Man charged with unncessary noise, false personation in Potsdam

POTSDAM — A New York resident was charged Sunday morning with unnecessary noise and false personation on State Street, according to Potsdam police. Avery R. Browning, 22, was cited for the above charges at 12:18 a.m. following a complaint of loud music, officers said.


Potsdam schools could decide to start classes earlier in the day

POTSDAM — The Potsdam Central Board of Education could decide in May whether or not to change the school start time. The school board has been exploring the feasibility of shifting start times to be better aligned with the recommendations of sleep experts. The options are to move to a single bus run


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Board of Education near decision on new principal

PARISHVILLE — The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Board of Education plans to interview the final two candidates for its vacant high school principal position on Monday, March 25.


Clarkson will meet Notre Dame in NCAA men’s hockey regional at Manchester, N.H.

POTSDAM — The Clarkson University men’s hockey team will face Notre Dame in an Northeast Regional semifinal Friday in Manchester, N.H. with the time to be announced later. Clarkson (26-10-2 overall), coached by Casey Jones, is the No. 2 seed in the regional and will be the home team against the No.


The Evolution of Non-Biological Rights in New York State Continues

Most of us know someone who has opened their heart to a child who is not biologically theirs. A man who steps into a child’s life and becomes his father. A woman who meets a man with a young daughter who grows up knowing only her as mom. A spouse in same-sex relationship who agree to raise a child t


Potsdam Police Blotter, March 23

1150 Traffic stop on Pierrepont Avenue. Amanda L. Sagriff, 33, of Potsdam was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle while using handheld portable electronic device. She is to appear in town court April 3 at 10 a.m.


Seniors cap hoop careers aiding Jules of Life Foundation

CANTON – In between the Section 10 basketball Exceptional Seniors games on Thursday night, Edwards-Knox’s Parker Harper prevailed over OFA’s Katie Rogers for overall honors in the 3-Point Shooting Contest at the Jules of Life All-Star Challenge held at SUNY Canton’s Roos House.


Potsdam, your water is fine

POTSDAM — Despite what it may look like, the water is safe, a village administrator says. In the past few weeks, concerns have been raised online about the quality of the water coming from the village’s water treatment plant. Some wondered whether it is safe to drink the cloudy water that sometimes