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Wegmans to Drop Plastic Bags Before New York State Ban

New York Wegmans stores will eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags ahead of the state's deadline for the move. The Rochester-based company Monday announced it plans to drop plastic bags by the end of this year.


New York State Police Investigate Brewster Stabbing

BREWSTER, NY — New York State police from the Brewster barracks are investigating a stabbing that occurred during the early hours Monday at the El Pueblo Bar on Main Street in Brewster.


Local man graduates from Naval Service Training

Chicago, Illinois – Seaman Apprentice Adam K. Dumas of Malone, NY left for boot camp on February 19, 2019 and graduated from Great Lakes, Illinois Naval Service Training Command on April 12, 2019. There were 602 graduates among eight divisions. Attending the ceremony were Barron Dumas (father), Cher


Man hurt after small plane crashes on street

FULTON, N.Y. — A man flying a small plane from Malone, New York, to the Oswego County Airport was injured when it crash-landed in the middle of a street. It happened in the Oswego County city of Fulton just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to NBC affiliate WSTM.


NY state DOT workers to pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to colle


New York state passes food-diversion law; anaerobic digesters on the way

On the grounds of the 72-acre A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale is a small, white-tiled warehouse, with a handful of garage bays, operated by the nonprofit food-recovery organization Island Harvest.


Onondaga County man accused of having pot in Franklin County

BOMBAY — An Onondaga County man was charged by state police with possessing 10 pounds or more of marijuana. Kyle J. Hemings, 50, Brewerton, faces one count of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a Class C felony, state police said.


As N.Y. measles cases climb health department recommends that parents vaccinate earlier

Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year's total to 626.


A.M. Roundup: Cuomo increases police patrols following deadly Sri Lanka attacks

More than 200 people were killed on Easter Sunday following nine bombings of churches, hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka. Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded to the terrorist attacks by increasing state police patrols outside churches and other houses of worship. (AP/TU)


Woodstock 50 ticket sales delayed for unknown reason

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - Woodstock 50 ticket sales have been pushed back without an official reason. Amanda Pelman, one of the coordinators for the festival, said they are waiting on an official press statement from Woodstock 50 in regards to ticket pricing and sale dates.


Massena man charged with taking car without permission, slashing tire

LOUISVILLE -- A Massena man was released to probation supervision after his arrest for allegedly taking a vehicle without permission and slashing one of the tires when he returned it.


Gasoline prices rise in Mid-Hudson Valley, New York state

Gasoline prices rose last week in the Mid-Hudson Valley and New York state. The statewide average Monday was $2.86 per gallon, up 4.5 cents from a week earlier, according to GasBuddy.com.


How AOC’s ‘Green New Deal’ compares to Cuomo’s

Both would achieve 100% clean energy, while one has a better chance of advancing. With the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “Green New Deal” has become part of nearly everyone’s vernacular. Although the Green Party first formulated a Green New Deal in 2006, the term did not go mainstream u


Massena Memorial ending robotic surgery program, adding three docs this summer

MASSENA -- Massena Memorial Hospital will end their DaVinci robotic surgery program at the end of June. MMH Interim CEO Pat Facteau announced the decision at Monday night's Board of Managers meeting on the heels of a $605,000 loss from operations in March.


Section 10 Varsity Sports Schedule

(schedule is subject to change) Gouverneur at Salmon River, Brushton-Moira at Madrid-Waddington, Watertown at Ogdensburg (nonleague) - 4:30 p.m. Brushton-Moira at Madrid-Waddington - 4:30 p.m.


Stephentown, N.Y.: Firefighters plan roast beef dinner

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold its roast beef dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road. Adult, all-you-can-eat dinners cost $15, children ages 6-10 cost $7 and youth ages 5 and under eat free. Takeout dinners cost $15.


Piping hot: Protesters demand Cuomo reject pipeline off Coney Island coast

Hundreds of protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge April 19 to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo reject a plan to build a massive oil pipeline off the Coney Island coast — which would transport hydrofracked gas 23 miles through New York Harbor, from New Jersey to the Rockaways.


Area 2 special election Tuesday

PLATTSBURGH — Voters in Area 2 of the Clinton County Legislature head to the polls Tuesday in a special election. Democrat Pamela Ross is running against Republican Francis Peryea to fill the seat of Republican Jonathan Beach, who left the legislature in February.


Lawyers want media barred from Weinstein court appearance

NEW YORK (AP) -- Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. News organizations including Thee Associated Press are fighting to keep the hearing open plan to file a petition Monday with the court.


Woman faces felonies following larceny investigation in Massena

MASSENA — A Brooklyn woman was charged with felonies Thursday stemming from a larceny complaint made to state police April 5. Kim Y. Franklin, 56, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny at 2:29 a.m., officers said.