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Winter storm warning issued; NNY could see up to a foot of snow in some areas

Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties are now under a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. The warning runs from 5 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday in all Jefferson and Oswego counties and 2 a.m. Friday to noon Saturday for Lewis County.


Closing the connectivity gap Microsoft’s 4-H Tech: 4-H teens bring digital skills to Lewis County

LOWVILLE — The Federal Communications Commission has found that more than 24 million people living in the U.S., including 19 million living in rural communities, do not have access to broadband internet, an essential service in today’s economy. The average need for digital skills across 545 occupati


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, March 21

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Ryan M. Vasell Jr., 21, of 10524 5th Armored Div. Dr., Fort Drum, was charged by Watertown police at 11:51 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Paddock Arcade, 1 Public Square, with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He is accused of taking


Governor Cuomo Announces New Seven Year Deal with Alcoa to Preserve Hundreds of Jobs at Massena Facility

Agreement Maintains 450 Jobs and Ensures the Continued Operation of Alcoa's Massena Smelting Plant through 2026. Builds on 2018 Agreement with Arconic that Secured 145 additional Jobs at the Same Site in Massena.


Man disorderly, resisted arrest on St. Patrick’s Day

WATERTOWN — A man was charged by city police with disorderly conduct at The Paddock Club on Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day. Ryan M. Vassell Jr., 21, of Fort Drum, was “taking an aggressive stance and closing his fists in a threatening manner, to a police officer,” the arrest report said.


Lowville man charged with meth possession

LOWVILLE — A probation check on a village resident lead to a methamphetamine charge and a return to jail for violating his probation. Jerrilee Hartle, 38, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Thursday by village police, according to a news release.


Beagle, Clarke Win Village Mayoral Elections

Joseph Beagle will become Lowville's new mayor and Kenneth Clarke will take over the mayor's seat in Copenhagen. Beagle, the current deputy mayor, won with 258 votes, just seven more than Eric Virkler's 251. Current Mayor Donna Smith did not seek re-election.


SANS Is Sag Harbor’s Newest New York State Historic Landmark

Sag Harbor’s newest state landmark isn’t one place in the village. It’s actually three places with more than 300 individual buildings: the village’s historically African American neighborhoods of Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah.


Reputed mob associate who appeared on RHONJ charged in N.Y. with assaulting woman: police

A reputed mob associate from North Bergen who has dabbled in acting and directing has been charged in Manhattan with assaulting a woman, a New York Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.


8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship

After winning the New York State chess championship, 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee, returned to the homeless shelter where he lives with his family. Earlier this month, Tanitoluwa, who goes by Tani, earned first place at the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships tournament


Watertown man allegedly screamed at police officer

WATERTOWN — A Watertown man faces charges after allegedly interfering with a traffic stop by raising his arms and screaming at the officer Tuesday at the 500 block of Jefferson Street.


Cuomo Starting to Balk on Recreational Marijuana

As pushback continues to soar from law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having second thoughts about making recreational marijuana legal in New York. At a recent Rockland Business Association meeting in February at the Pearl River Hilton, an overflow crowd listened to Rockland County Sheriff Lou Fa


Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies

New York State is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that applications for operating farm meaderies are now being accepted.


Fort Drum announces new senior commander

FORT DRUM — The 10th Mountain Division announced Thursday that Major General Brian J. Mennes will serve as the next Senior Commander of U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division. He will replace Major General Walter E. Piatt.


New Fort Drum Commander Named

A Buffalo native will be the next senior commander of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division. Army officials announced Thursday morning that Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes will replace Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt at the helm of the post.


'Massive Layoffs' Could Be Coming To Carthage School District

"Massive layoffs" could be coming to Carthage Central School District as it prepares to lose a huge chunk of its federal funding. Fewer students means less money. "We would be fools not to be nervous about it, but the fortunate thing is we've been planning and thinking about this for a few years," s


Croghan veterinarian accused of forcible touching again

WATERTOWN — A 68-year-old Croghan veterinarian faces charges after allegedly forcibly touching a 19-year-old woman in October. Samuel P. Yancey, 68, of 9430 Route 812, Croghan, was charged by Watertown City Police with misdemeanor forcible touching relating to an Oct. 30 incident.


Trooper Joel Davis's killer found guilty on all counts

WATERTOWN N.Y. — A jury in Watertown has found the man who killed his wife and a New York State Trooper in 2017 guilty on all counts. Justin Walters was accused of murdering his wife, Nichole, and Trooper Joel Davis during a domestic violence call at the Walters' town of Theresa home on July 9, 2017


Black River Valley Concert series: Runaway Home

LOWVILLE — There will be a change in musicians for the Saturday, March 23, performance in the 2019 Lewis County Historical Society Black River Valley Concert Series. The originally scheduled musician, Roy Hurd, will be unable to perform. In his stead the society has scheduled Runaway Home, a Nashvil


“Carriers of Words” inspire Turin residents to dance

TURIN — “Put light around your family,” said the eldest of the women in the Akwesasne Women Singers before they began their first song. “Think of them.”. Over 40 people gathered at the Turin Public Library last Friday evening to experience the award-winning group of two sets of sisters, Kontiwennenh