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Local college hockey: St. Lawrence, Clarkson each fall in men’s play

CANTON — The smallest crowd of the season saw one of the St. Lawrence University men’s hockey team’s best efforts, but a frustrating year continued with a 3-2 loss to Harvard before 841 fans in an ECAC Hockey game Friday night at Appleton Arena.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Rochester Institute of Technology names 11 St. Lawrence County residents to its dean's list

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY — The following local residents made the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 fall semester. • Kegan Sovay, Canton, who is in the new media interactive development program.


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


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.


Arts grants going to many St. Lawrence County organizations

POTSDAM -- Since 2008, SLC Arts has administered the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. Statewide, this regrant program distributes $4,000,000 to individual artists, municipalities, libraries, and non-profit organizatio


Buffalo woman charged with bringing drugs to Ogdensburg prison

OGDENSBURG — State police on Sunday charged Tonya L. Bensman, 43, Buffalo, with felony first-degree promoting dangerous prison contraband and two counts of misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Sen. Ritchie lauding Lisbon deal to let NYSDOCCS use firing range

New York State Senator Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, on Thursday released a statement praising the Town of Lisbon board for approving a 10-year contract with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) that will allow the agency to continue operating a gun range on t


Traffic tickets issued in Ogdensburg by city police

OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg city police charged the following people for various traffic violations on Friday, Feb. 15. • Joseph A. Morrow for failure to yield row at a stop sign at 10:25 p.m. at the intersection of Morris and Greene streets. He is scheduled to appear in city court March 7 at 9 a.m.


Sheriff issues travel advisory for St. Lawrence County through Wednesday; Massena enacts overnight parking ban

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has announced a “travel advisory” through Wednesday for all of St. Lawrence County, with only necessary travel during the predicted “Winter Storm Maya.”


Massena man charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated in Norfolk

NORFOLK — A 27-year-old Massena man was arrested by state troopers for driving while intoxicated and other traffic charges after he was stopped on County Route 40 on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2:07 a.m.


Fire Damages St. Lawrence County Home

Firefighters from Heuvelton and four other departments battled a house fire along State Route 184 in Macomb Tuesday night. Flames were tearing through the second floor of the building.


Financial assistance available to bolster wildlife habitat in St. Lawrence County

CANTON – The Wildlife Management Institute is offering financial assistance to producers in St. Lawrence County to address insufficient young forest habitat for targeted wildlife species, said a press release from the organization.


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Hermon man charged with DWI

CANTON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Friday charged Jonathon A. Yerdon, 33, of 67 Cook Road, Hermon, with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, speeding, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusing a breath test.


Social workers join St. Lawrence Health System staff

GOUVERNEUR– Social workers Julie Lawless and Theresa Samways have joined the staff at St. Lawrence Health System’s Gouverneur Hospital. They will provide care in the new Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Service at the Hospital, 77 West Barney Street, Gouverneur.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Potsdam Woman Accused Of Knife & Hammer Attack

A Potsdam woman faces several charges after she allegedly assaulted someone with a knife and a claw hammer Thursday night. Potsdam police say 34 year old Jessica Reynolds allegedly attacked someone during a domestic fight at a home on Larnard Street.


Former Watertown woman admits to having cocaine for sale

CANTON — A former Watertown woman pleaded guilty last week in St. Lawrence County Court to intending to sell cocaine in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office. Leanne M. Champion-Barse, 45, an inmate at the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility, Brocton, formerly of 232 W. Main


Detectives nab alleged parole absconder trapped under bed in Ogdensburg

OGDENSBURG — A man who St. Lawrence County sheriff’s detectives say escaped from parole was found hidden under a bed Thursday, encased in particle board, and had to be broken free.