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Potsdam woman who reported alleged home invasion, assault charged for falsely reporting incident

POTSDAM -- A Potsdam woman who reported being beaten and tied up during an armed home invasion last week has been arrested for falsely reporting the incident.Mary E. Widmann, 23, of 6185 State Highway 56, was charged by county sheriff’s investigators with third-degree falsely reporting an incident a

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-09-17 17:32:00

Youtheatre: Class acts coming to O'burg, Gouverneur, Massena

A production of “We The People” is scheduled for this season’s Ogdensburg Command Performances Youtheatre. From left, Jamie LaVerdiere, Badia Farha, Colin Campbell McAdoo, and F. Michael Haynie. Photo submitted by Joan Marcus.OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Command Performances Youtheatre: Class Acts 2

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-09-17 14:33:00

Several people arrested after investigations of three separate meth labs in Ogdensburg

Clockwise, from top left, Joshua Frajda, Santanna Budd, Shania Dobbs, Stephen Bogart, Jade Boyer and Jason Montroy.OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Police Department arrested several suspects after investigating three separate methamphetamine labs over the weekend.Friday, Sept. 14

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-09-17 17:34:00

Canadian charged for attempting to re-enter U.S. in Massena

Officers alleged the man had previously been deported from the U.S. on May 10, after being charged with two counts of dangerous drugs and a single count of destroying evidence; and, was attempting to re-enter the U.S. despite being prohibited from doing so. He had his first appearance in court on Se

STANDARD-FREEHOLDER.COM - 2018-09-16 19:29:14

Village of Potsdam to continue fluoridating the water

After a long, and at times heated, discussion over the past year and a half, Village Board of Trustees has voted to continue the practice.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-09-18 05:15:00

Deputies investigating possibility that Potsdam home invasion could be a hoax; arrest expected this week

On Friday, Caringi said he was still looking for two men who invaded a Potsdam residence, tied a woman to a kitchen chair and terrorized her and her daughters at gunpoint.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-09-17 11:46:00

Hogansburg man charged with possession of 44 pounds of marijuana after allegedly fleeing checkpoint

NORTH HUDSON — State police on Sept. 13 charged Marlon L. Johnson, 42, of Hogansburg, with felony first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-09-17 14:49:00

Two Norfolk residents charged with conspiracy, criminal trespassing in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM — Two Norfolk residents were charged Sunday evening following a trespass complaint, according to state police.Eugene H. Chapman, 54 and Anne M. Randall, 51 were charged with sixth-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal trespassing, police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-09-17 10:07:00

Heuvelton man charged in yearslong narcotics bust released from jail

CANTON — The Heuvelton man charged by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s detectives on Sept. 4 in a “multi-year, multi-agency investigation” into the sale of narcotics was released from jail Friday on $100,000 bond.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-09-17 05:15:00

What’s Going On: Traditional Japanese music concert in Canton, guest artist concert at SUNY Potsdam

CANTON: “Japanese Traditional Music Lives Shakuhachi Bamboo Flute: The Zen Mendicant Tradition has a Voice in Jazz,” noon-1:30 p.m., Skykes Zen Garden, St. Lawrence University; Sykes Common Room in the event of rain; part of a four-day arts residency, titled “The Silk Road and Japanese Music: From S

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-09-17 11:45:00

Waddington man charged with DWI

NORFOLK — State police on Sept. 8 charged Thomas M. O’Brien, 58, of 633 Irish Settlement Road, Waddington, with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was also cited with a stop/stand/park violation and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway.


Ogdensburg man charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine following search of home

OGDENSBURG — An Ogdensburg man was charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine on Friday following the execution of a search warrant at a Congress Street home, according to Ogdensburg police.Joshua M. Frajda, 31, was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, fel


Police: Highway checkpoint leads to 44-pound cannabis bust

NORTH HUDSON — A Hogansburg man who attempted to outrun U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers had 44 pounds of cannabis in his vehicle, police said.Marlon L. Johnson, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.State Police were holding a


Police searching for pair in reported Potsdam armed robbery

Announced in a campuswide alert by university officials, an armed robbery was reported at a residence on Route 56, south of campus, near the Potsdam Town & Country Club located at 6194 Route 56.


Potsdam teen charged with marijuana possession

Troopers said at 3:36 p.m. on Sept. 11, on Route 345 in the town, the teen was driving a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with inadequate stop lights and a loud exhaust. During a traffic stop, troopers said, he was found in possession of approximately 38 grams of marijuana.


What’s Going On: EPA Open House in Massena, book sale begins in O’burg, Science Café in Canton

MASSENA: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency open-house information session, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., to discuss 2018 work activities associated with the Grasse River Superfund Site; construction work on land-based facilities to support future in-river work resumed in late May 2018;


Quebec woman charged with DWAI, cocaine possession

MASSENA — State police on Sept. 8 charged Jessica Paul, 22, of Kahnawake, Quebec, with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, both misdemeanors. She was also cited with controlled substance in a n


New York voters reject some Democrats who broke off to give state senate control to the Republicans

As of press time,six of the eight membersof thenow-disbandedIndependent Democratic Conference (IDC) have lost against more progressive challengers. That includes the powerful leader of the group, Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), who was unseated by challengerAlessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked on Hilla


Every New York state primary race you need to know about, briefly explained

New Yorkers head to the polls for a second time this campaignseason, thanks to the Empire State’swacky scheduleof separate primariesfor its federaland state elections. This Thursday, key New York stateoffices are on the ballot, featuring a high-wattage Democratic primary for the governorship and an


Hamilton student arrested by New York State Police for reported sexual misconduct

On Aug. 30, Dean of Students Terry Martinez sent an email to the Hamilton student body on behalf of the Dean of Students Office, reporting that a case of non-consensual sexual misconduct between two Hamilton students had occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 25. Martinez also notified students