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Massena man charged with drug possession following alleged hit and run
MASSENA — State police on Aug. 12 charged Peter J. Shantie, 39, of 259 County Route 43, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, all misdemeanors. He was also cited with unlicensed operatio
Massena man accused of Lacey Yekel murder headed for Sept. 25 trial
A Massena man accused in a 2014 homicide will go to trial this fall.Christopher Hebert, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lacey Yekel, who was 25 at the time she was killed.Hebert
Police: Champlain man behind bars for suffocating woman
CHAMPLAIN — A Champlain man held a woman’s mouth and nose closed, preventing her from breathing until she lost consciousness, police say.Howard L. Perez, 28, was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree strangulation, a felony.Chazy-based State Police also charged Perez with second-degree impr
NCCC offers 6 credits free
Starting this fall semester, 6 on Us allows eligible students to take their first six college credits for free, a savings of $1,400 per student. The program is available to first-time, new-to-college, non-traditional students at all three of the college’s campuses: Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticondero
Pink Heals visit spins off for Spinner family
MALONE — A pink firetruck ignited the flames of fundraising for a 10-year-old with cancer.Cassidy Spinner has been in and out of treatment since her kidney-cancer diagnosis in November of 2015.In late July, just before the child's departure for treatment in Arizona, she and her family climbed aboard
Truck driver injured, highway shut down after rig rollover
The highway was reopened around 4:42 p.m., according to radio dispatches over the scanner, but traffic was reportedly backed up for miles as troopers and emergency responders worked to remove the rig.
Rail bikes won’t return this year
A number of questions remained unanswered when the proposal was announced, but due to logistical issues, the railroad does not have the staff or equipment in place to begin operating the popular tourist attraction as planned.
'On the front lines of battle'
ELLENBURG — Eurasian watermilfoil has a deeply rooted presence in Chateaugay Lake, as well.Efforts aimed at reducing the spread of the plant and reclaiming infested shoreline have been ongoing for two decades now, a press release from the Chateaugay Lake Foundation said.“Lake groups like ours are on
Editorial: Parking lots aren't public campgrounds
Early on a recent Sunday morning, five large recreational vehicles from Quebec were parked at the lot near Sam's Club in Plattsburgh.Several of the families chatted as they sat on lawn chairs placed in a semi-circle. Two children were circling the parking lot on scooters.Just like you would see at a
Photo studio opening in Massena Aug. 26
MASSENA – Photos by lily studio will open Aug. 26 at 333 Pontoon Bridge Rd.Reservations are open now and a 15 percent discount will be offered from Aug. 26 to Sept. 26.For more info, and samples of her work, visit .Pricing info is listed in the about section of the page.
Variety of activities scheduled for Saturday’s ‘Possibilities in the Park’ in Massena
MASSENA — Bounce houses for younger and older kids, bumper balls, raffles, face painting, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, Narcan training and more are in the lineup for Saturday at Springs Park in Massena.
Massena Central School District seeking donations for Ready-4-School event
Ready-4-School, which is being managed by Community Schools Site Coordinator Kristin Colarusso-Martin, will include free haircuts and manicures for students, free new and gently used clothing, free bicycle helmets and a bicycle tune-up, free school supplies for incoming students and a book fair. Fam
Saranac Lake summer youth program offers free and reduced-price meals, just like when school is in session
The Saranac Lake schools hold an annual summer youth program five days a week at Petrova Elementary School, starting in early July and ending last Friday. The program is organized through the Essex County Youth Bureau, which has a contract with the United States Department of Agriculture, which offe
Hermon man gets prison for cocaine sales
Timothy S. Sharpstein Jr., 28, of 112 Germain St., Hermon, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for his April 2 guilty plea to felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
Akwesasne pulls together a national lacrosse tournament with little notice
“We only had six weeks to make this event happen, which is not a lot of time,” said Kariwate Mitchell, one of the members of the organizing committee and also the coach of the host entry, the Mohawk Medicine Men of the First Nations Lacrosse League.
Police: Naked swimmer charged after untying boats from dock
A witness reported that Kevin J. Byrnes, 32, was naked when he jumped off the dock and into Lake Champlain.
Hogansburg man to pay back millions in illegal cigarette profits
SYRACUSE — A Hogansburg man was sentenced Thursday to a year and one day in state prison and a $3.5 million judgement for failing to maintain required records relating to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.Jeffrey Lazare, 48, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 before United States District Court Judge David
Former Ogdensburg man gets prison for attempted burglary
Eric S. Lalonde, 33, formerly of 1005 Ford St., Ogdensburg, now an inmate at the Elmira Correctional Facility, was sentenced as a second-felony offender after his May 15 guilty plea to second-degree attempted burglary, the reduced first count of the indictment charging him with first-degree burglary
Several motorists charged with DWI
■Silvio Semedo, 29, Fort Drum, was charged at 1:43 a.m. Saturday by Watertown police with DWI and a right-of-way violation on the 300 block of State Street. Mr. Semedo’s blood-alcohol content was reported to be 0.11 percent.
Police remove used syringes found near Franklin County school
MALONE, N.Y. - A Malone, New York, woman says she and her boyfriend found eight syringes across the street from an elementary school Wednesday.