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Crash in Lewis County sends snowmobiler to hospital

MARTINSBURG — A snowmobiler from Rensselaer County was hospitalized after being thrown off his sled in Lewis County Saturday afternoon, according to a report by local law enforcement officials.


February food stamps to be issued early: beneficiaries must budget carefully

LOWVILLE — The federal government shutdown is beginning to affect vital services for people across the nation, including Lewis, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. Nationwide, people who receive monthly Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits, also known as SNAP, should expect the enti


Lyons Falls man accused of criminal contempt

TURIN — A Lyons Falls man was charged with misdemeanor criminal contempt at 6:06 p.m. on Monday. Timothy J. Carman, 38, was released on a bail bond. Further details on the incident were not available.


Latest births at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville

LOWVILLE, NY — The latest births at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville:. HRIM — Emily Hulbert and Daniel Hrim, Constableville, welcomed a daughter, Mya Jane Hrim, born on December 19, 2018 at Lewis County General Hospital.


Milk truck accident near Great Bend

Wendy Intorcia submitted these photos of a milk truck accident Tuesday night, Jan. 15, near Great Bend. Further details have not been released by police.


Kylie McGrath, Ryan Moore

Mike McGrath, Lowville, and Cheri McGrath, Kittrell, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kylie McGrath, to Ryan Moore. Miss McGrath graduated in 2012 from Lowville Academy and Central School.


Ribbon cutting ceremony for the first higher education center in Lewis County to be held this week

LOWVILLE — The Lewis County Education Center is being prepared for its grand opening and initial class offerings on schedule. Although there are still some final flourishes to complete, the new center is fully functional and ready for the official ribbon cutting ceremony to be held 1 p.m. Thursday,


The Kulzer controversy is over: District 7 legislator reappointed by Lewis County board

LOWVILLE — Gregory M. Kulzer has been reappointed the District 7 Legislator for Lewis County by a 9-1 vote, bringing an unprecedented series of events to an end. “I am relieved that I got reappointed,” said Mr. Kulzer, “I’ve been in limbo for a week and a half or so. So it’s good that it’s done now.


Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area over the past week. On Friday, Jan. 11, State Police troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, 43, of Poughkeepsie, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 9 in Rhin


Stretch of Route 47 closed after milk truck hits house in Champion

CHAMPION — A milk truck overturned on County Route 47 between Hall and Sayre roads due to icy pavement about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Great Bend, Deferiet and West Carthage fire departments, along with state police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Carthage Area Rescue Squad were on the scene


DEC: State, local first responders make Bald Mountain rescue

OLD FORGE — State forest rangers rescued an injured hiker from Bald Mountain in early January, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. A January 4 call for help prompted an environmental conservation officer to assist the Webb Police Department, Old Forge EMS, and DEC Forest


Convicted killer, sexual offender Shrubsall set to return to New York State

He first gained notoriety after killing his mother on the eve of his high school graduation. Niagara Falls native William Shrubsall later fled to Canada to dodge a sexual assault conviction but got in trouble there for numerous crimes. He will soon be heading back to the United States but local auth


Watertown man accused of cocaine and marijuana possession

WATERTOWN — A Watertown man faces charges after he was allegedly found with 1 gram of cocaine and 14.2 grams of marijuana in his backpack. City police charged Gavin M. England, 19, of 142 Mechanic St., with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal mischief


Leon H. Reape, 82, Lowville

– Leon H. Reape, 82, of East State Street, Lowville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at his home. A funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor officiating. A luncheon in St. Peter’s Church Fellowship Hall will


Free radon test kit distribution

WATERTOWN, NY – January is National Radon Action Month and the Jefferson. County Public Health Service (JCPHS) would like to remind residents to test their homes for radon. Beginning at 8:30am on Thursday, January 17, 2019 JCPHS will be offering free radon detectors to the first 100 people. The proc


Jewelry giant to pay $11 million in settlement with New York State

New York State says some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers


Fort Drum Celebrates MLK Day Early

Fort Drum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day early. More than 250 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division attended an observance Wednesday. The event included a guest speaker and a video on Dr. King's life that was created by the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.


Glenfield man accused of inappropriate touching

HARRISBURG — A Glenfield man faces charges after allegedly touching a female inappropriately on Jan. 1. Lewis County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kevin Patrick, 32, and charged him with misdemeanor forcible touching at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8 on Cobb Road.


Port Leyden IRA Worker Accused Of Abusing Disabled Resident

A woman who works with disabled people in Lewis County is accused of abusing a resident. State police say 25 year old Morgan Baslow of Boonville allegedly pushed, yelled and swore at a resident at the Port Leyden IRA last month.


Aircraft forced to land in Watertown following flight control issues

WATERTOWN — A 50-passenger aircraft experienced flight control problems following takeoff from the Watertown International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. Grant W. Sussey, airport manager, said the airport received a report from the captain of American Airlines flight 5653.