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Franklin County coroner requests budget update
MALONE — Fees for handling unattended deaths are expected to rise for Franklin County now that it has no pathologist on hand. Ron Keough of Saranac Lake, the deputy head of the county’s coroners, went before the county legislature on Thursday to discuss standardizing coroner fees, and the expected c
Martin C. Jock “Aronhiaheha”, 58, of Constable
CONSTABLE – Martin C. Jock “Aronhiaheha”, 58, of Freeman Road, unexpectedly passed away Friday morning, November 30, 2018 at the University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.
Good News For Massena, St. Lawrence County Jobs
There was good news Tuesday for jobs in Massena and in Oswegatchie, courtesy of the New York Power Authority. The Power Authority's trustees approved a 5,000 kilowatt allocation for Arconic, the Alcoa spin-off company which operates in the old Massena West plant. Keith Hayes, the Power Authority's v
Essex Co. murder trial underway
ELIZABETHTOWN — Opening statements in Cody Cutting’s murder trial are set to begin Wednesday morning. The Moriah man was accused in April of fatally shooting his fraternal brother, 44-year-old Derek J. Sprague of Witherbee, in the parking lot of their social club, Eagles Aerie 4410.
2 Plead Guilty To Transporting Smuggled Immigrants
Two people drove into the U.S. from Canada near Massena last June and picked up two Dominican Republic citizens who were smuggled by boat across the St. Lawrence River to near Hogansburg.
Earliest snow in 20 years blankets Tri-Lakes
— It reached 5 inches in the higher elevations, but the heavy, wet snow knocked trees into the highways, knocked out power lines and made driving hazardous. Here is the lead story by Meri-Jo Borzilleri:
'Escape at Dannemora' nominated for two Golden Globes
NEW YORK — Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" seized control of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards with a leading six nominations, narrow… Stiller said of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe nominations: "I am honored the HFPA has recognized our show. We're grateful to Showti
Where Is Joyce ‘Tilly’ Mitchell Now? The ‘Escape At Dannemora’ Subject Pleaded Guilty In 2015
It's been three years now since the daring escape of inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt (both convicted murderers) from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Though they didn't escape alone. With the help of an employee from the prison's tailor shop, Joyce 'Tilly' Mitchell, the two
Georgia “Skip” Wood, 71, of Massena
MASSENA – Georgia I. “Skip” Wood, 71, of Cline Drive passed away Sunday morning, December 8, 2018 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital with her loving family by her side. Skip was born January 19, 1947 in Massena, the daughter of the late George and Emma (Finley) Hitsman and attended Massena schools. On Decem
Franklin Co. coroner requests budget update
MALONE — Fees for handling unattended deaths are expected to rise for Franklin County now that it has no pathologist on hand. Ron Keough of Saranac Lake, head of the county’s Coroner Department, went before the County Legislature on Thursday to discuss standardizing coroner fees, and the expected co
The Physical Transformations on Showtime's 'Escape at Dannemora' Are Insane
Escape at Dannemora, currently airing on Showtime, feels like one of those dramas designed not to be seen but to win awards for a premium cable network in need of the attention, as the streaming wars threaten to turn the network into not just the forgotten step-sister of HBO but of the entire televi
Anna Mae W. Gray of Massena
Massena - Anna Mae W. Gray, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the St. Regis Nursing Home, early Monday morning (Dec. 10, 2018). Calling hours for Anna Mae will be held Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. A Mass of Christian Burial will
Parishville couple builds miniature Christmas village with 107 houses, 600 accessories
PARISHVILLE -- Imagine the work and creativity that goes into making a lighted miniature Christmas village with 107 houses, 340 trees, and 600 accessories. “It takes five weeks to set up the village each year,” said Steve Parker, Parishville. Featuring six levels, it fills the center of the Parker’s
Are Joyce & Lyle Mitchell Still Together? ‘Escape At Dannemora’ Tells A Riveting True Story
Ben Stiller has taken on the monumental task of adapting the true story of a 2015 prison escape in upstate New York for a seven-part miniseries currently airing on Showtime. Escape at Dannemora boasts an all-star cast, including Patricia Arquette as Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell, the inmate supervisor at t
Chiefs win Nate Wood Memorial Tournament
SARANAC — For the fourth time in the last five years, the Saranac wrestling team won the Nate Wood Memorial Tournament Sunday. Colin Clancy, Noah Clause and Hunter Devins all went 5-0 for the Chiefs.
Malone building re-dedicated to WWII soldier
Originally dedicated on Sunday, July 2, 1961, the Lockwood Reserve Center at 125 Finney Blvd. in Malone was the home of the U.S. Army’s 815th Station Hospital Reserve Unit until 2004.
Massena and Alcoa volunteers prepare food gifts to those in need (VIDEO)
MASSENA — Local volunteers spent Saturday morning preparing gifts of food that will feed those in need for days. Rows of boxes were lined like white columns in the shallow-roofed room in Massena Neighborhood Center. Taped to the head of each table were pages informing the volunteers how much of each
Stiller breaks down limited series construction
PLATTSBURGH — “The Snake,” today's installment of “Escape at Dannemora,” marks the fourth week that North Country viewers have been embedded in Director Ben Stiller's limited miniseries for Showtime.
High school basketball roundup: Bacon’s 37 points guide Red Raiders over Warriors, 71-69
OGDENSBURG — Tyler Bacon connected for 37 points as Massena went to overtime to defeat Indian River, 71-69, in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday at Ogdensburg Free Academy.
Bank invites deposits of caring for Christmas
PLATTSBURGH — Employees at Champlain National Bank are spearheading projects throughout Essex, Clinton, and Franklin counties to help make the holidays a little brighter for local families.