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Gouverneur woman gets prison for attempted arson
Mary E. Yerdon, also known as Mary E. McIntosh, 51, of 316 W. Main St., formerly of 230 E. Main St., downstairs, Gouverneur, was sentenced to 2½ to 5 years in prison for her Aug. 22 conviction of third-degree attempted arson, the reduced count of third-degree arson, for which she was tried.
State police make drug arrests in Canton, Brasher
CANTON — State police said they charged a man with pot possession on State Highway 310 Oct. 19.Christopher R. Durham, 37, was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana at 4:39 p.m., police said.
What’s Going On: Potsdam’s Got Talent show in at A.A. Kingston Middle School, Reynolds retiree lunch in Norwood
POTSDAM: At 7 p.m. A.A. Kingston middle school students will musical performances, dance, perform comedy sketches, more; $5 adults, $3 senior citizens, students; proceeds support AAK Show Choir yearly activities and trip to Great Escape for a performance.
Invasive fish new to north country spotted near Akwesasne
Matthew Windle, an aquatic biologist with the St. Lawrence River Institute, Cornwall, Ontario, said members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe captured two tench, a Eurasian fish that can threaten native species and water quality, on Sept. 27 south of Cornwall Island. The two fish, each about a foot long
PHCS athletes raise $700 for Colton-Pierrepont student injured in ATV accident
Members of the Parishville-Hopkinton Boys Varsity Soccer Team, pictured above, recently collected bottles to support Lucas Duvall’s family.PARISHVILLE -- Members of the Parishville-Hopkinton Boys Varsity Soccer Team canvassed the community recently collecting bottles to support Lucas Duvall’s family
Police: Victim hit with bat, threatened with machete
PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man threatened to kill a woman with a machete and struck her with a baseball bat and a table leg, police say.Alfonzia Lee, 49, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with second-degree assault, first-degree menacing and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapo
Former Norwood police officer pleads guilty on day two of bribery trial
Seth D. Donalis, 32, of 9 Hill Crest Ave., Massena, pleaded guilty in St. Lawrence County Court to two counts of felony third-degree receiving a bribe.
Fort Drum soldier guilty of raping teen
Tyler Lavergne,21, of Harpursville, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted rape, reduced from a count of second-degree rape, in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
Rangers rescue lost and injured hikers over weekend
Oct 23, 2018 —State officials say forest rangers conducted two search and rescue operations last weekend in the North Country. Saturday evening, five people became disoriented while hiking Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Washington County near Lake George. The group included an eight year old girl. Two
Potsdam police cite six following traffic stops on Saturday
POTSDAM -- Potsdam police said they charged six motorists with driving infractions on Saturday. Those charged included:• Phillip T. Dishaw Jr., 28, Norwood, was cited for inadequate muffler at 12:58 a.m. on May Road.
St. Lawrence NYSARC bottle redemption centers closing in Massena, Potsdam
“Unfortunately, the last day we’ll be accepting bottles will be Nov. 2,” said Michelle Quinell-Gayle, assistant executive director of executive operations for St. Lawrence NYSARC.
Texas pair jailed as fugitives from justice in Massena
MASSENA — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies said they picked up two Texas residents as fugitives from justice following a complaint made to U.S. Border Patrol.Deputies charged Nicolas J. Torres, 29, Irving, Texas, and Christina Aguilar, 22, Garland, Texas, at an undisclosed location and time, o
Opinion: Town justice candidate dedicated life to law, says Norwood man
The registered voting citizens within the Town of Potsdam are fortunate to have two good candidates for Town Justice. Both Charleson and Plumb are qualified for this job.I favor Juddy Plumb because of his life commitment to law enforcement during his military service to our Country and for his servi
Firefighters respond to blaze at apartment above Fourth Coast Café in Massena
MASSENA — Massena firefighters responded to a structure fire with smoke showing from an apartment above Fourth Coast Café, 53 Willow St., on Oct. 20.‘Firefighters arrived quickly to confirm a working fire in the kitchen area of the apartment,” a statement on Facebook said.
Paving Rt. 56 in Potsdam starts Wednesday, to run through next Tuesday
POTSDAM -- Crews are to begin paving Pierrepont Avenue, State Route 56 between Main Street and Canton Drive, at the SUNY Potsdam campus, starting Wednesday, Oct. 24. The work is expected to be done by Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to the state Department of Transportation Region 7 office in Watertown.
Massena teacher hopes to join St. Lawrence County legislature, says drug epidemic is major concern
By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- Nicole Terminelli, the Democratic hopeful for the 14th District, says spurring economic development in downtown Massena would be focus if she is elected and wants more county focus on the area’s drug problem.She is a Massena Central School District teacher.
Honeybee presentation is slated for Wednesday in Canton
Roome has a master’s degree in Environmental Biology/Biotechnology, from the college of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a master’s in science teaching from SUNY Potsdam.
Village of Massena negotiating with St. Lawrence County over Water Street parcel
MASSENA — Village officials want to tear down what was once a two-stall garage on Water Street. But the property is owned by the county, and village officials want to ensure that, if they spend money to tear down the structure, county officials won’t retain the parcel and put it on the auction block
Man charged with disorderly following alleged fight in Potsdam
Amadou Diallo, 19, was cited for the above charge for allegedly yelling and causing a disturbance at 1:27 a.m., police said.
Malone resident charged with drug possession on Waddington
Keeley J. Fraser, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and an equipment violation for broken glass at 5:10 p.m., police said.