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Morristown man turns down offer of paid fire driver position in Potsdam

By CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM – The Village of Potsdam has made an offer to a Morristown man to fill the fire department’s open paid driver position, but the prospective driver has turned the offer down.In public session after an executive session to discuss the offer, the village Board of Trustees voted

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 12:14:00

Troopers: Ogdensburg, Withrop residents charged with impaired driving

OSWEGATCHIE — An Ogdensburg man was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and drug possession Thursday morning, according to state police.Christopher W. Austin, 32, was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 09:39:00

Ogdensburg, Canton residents charged with aggravated unlicensed operation by deputies

HEUVELTON — An Ogdensburg resident was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation following an Oct. 18 traffic stop, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.Jacob J. Birchland, 33, was cited for the above charge after police discovered he was driving on a suspended license, deputies sa

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 06:15:00

Man headed to prison for car vandalism

Anthony J. Genier, 27, repeatedly kicked a vehicle at a home in Kingsbury, resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage and a guilty plea to felony criminal mischief.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-10-19 12:55:00

Upstate NY Mom Demands Dog That Attached Her Son Be Put Down

An upstate New York mother wants thedogthat attacked her 3 year-old son to be put down.Amanda Davenport ofWatertownsays a pitbull 'brutally attacked' her son Zhander while he was playing outside, leaving him with possible permanent never damage. Zhander needed emergency surgery and over 80 stitches

BIGFROG104.COM - 2018-10-19 07:45:38

Many Halloween events planned in eight St. Lawrence County towns

Many North Country communities have a variety of Halloween events scheduled starting next week.Everything from dances, parades, costume contests, and haunted houses are on tap for this year’s Halloween celebration in St. Lawrence County.Norfolk

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 17:26:00

'Walk with a Doc' in Ogdensburg on Saturday

OGDENSBURG -- St. Lawrence County Public Health and its Bridge to Wellness Partners are hosting another Walk with a Doc event.It is a walking program that brings doctors and patients together every last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.This month's will be at the Maple City Trail beginning at the Dob

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 14:27:00

Protection order violation leads to incarceration for Deer River man

James H. Smith, 25, 3574 Roberts Road, Deer River, was sentenced to one year in county jail for first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, for violating a protection order.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-19 05:15:00

What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, Oct. 18

Hailey S. Dean, 20, of 24097 Route 12, Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at her residence with second-degree criminal contempt. She is accused of violating the terms of a Family Court stay-away order of protection by having an individual talk to the


Hermon man charged with mischief, trespassing

RICHVILLE — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 16 charged Stephen W. Luther Jr., 43, of 457 Lazy River Road, Hermon, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors. He was also cited with second-degree harassment.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-18 15:05:00

St. Lawrence County District 3 race pits Joseph Lightfoot against Michael Hammond

Mr. Lightfoot, 73, is a retired state police investigator. He touts his knowledge of state and local issues and his role in helping restore financial solvency to county government as reasons to return him to office.


Man gets 15 months for possessing 900,000 untaxed cigarettes

Ian Tarbell, 46, of Hogansburg in Franklin County was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison during a Federal Court session in Buffalo.


Sixteen years later, police continue to work leads in Westville murder case

Fleury, who was 64 at the time of her death, was found bludgeoned to death in her State Route 37 home on Oct. 17, 2002. She had last been seen by her husband, Robert Jay Fleury, at approximately 4:15 p.m. that afternoon.


An amazing Ironman comeback for Lisbon’s Russell, Ogdensburg’s Farrell takes third

On Saturday he was back at the Kona starting gate after being awarded a wildcard spot to honor his remarkable comeback. He placed sixth out of 39 participants in the men’s professional division in a time of 8 hours, 4 minutes, 45 seconds.


Fish fry to be served Oct. 19 in Ogdensburg

OGDENSBURG – The Knights of Columbus will begin hosting their Friday night fish fry starting Oct. 19 at the Knights Martins Field Club on Hasbrouck Street.The fish fry will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and will be an all you can eat buffet which includes haddock (broiled or fried), breaded shrimp, c

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-18 09:30:00

Fire destroys two-story home in Antwerp

The home was owned by Byron J. Vankirk. Mr. Allen said Mr. Vankirk, his wife and son were in the process of moving out of the home. While the family was able to grab their essentials, they lost most of their possessions, including recreational vehicles in their garage.


Man dies after falling off dock at St. Lawrence Seaway

They said Alfred Eshun, 57, of Quebec, was working on the Canadian ship Spruceglen.


Richville man arrested for unlawfully entering residence, causing damage, stricking person in head in Hermon

HERMON — A Richville man was charged Tuesday following a Sept. 8 complaint of a person who unlawfully entered a residence, caused damage to property and struck a person in the side of the head, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.Stephen W. Luther Jr., 43, was charged with second-deg


Former border agent denied appeal of assault conviction, revealing new details in wife’s death

MASSENA — The former U.S. Border Patrol agent who resigned after the attempted assault of a Massena couple in December 2015, when his wife was killed by a car in the town of Massena, has been denied his appeal to overturn his conviction. State Supreme Court has also revealed more details of what hap


Jurors to hear bribery case against former Norwood officer

Seth D. Donalis, 32, of 9 Hill Crest Ave., Massena, is charged with two counts of felony third-degree receiving a bribe.