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Potsdam, Massena residents cited for possessing pot

State police say they charged three people with pot possession.Timothy J. Rivers, 30, of Potsdam was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal mischief at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in Potsdam. He was released with tickets to a third party, police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-08-19 12:04:00

Three charged with drug, drunk-driving counts following traffic stops

State police say they recently charged three people with drug or drunk-driving counts following traffic stops:• Richard W. Sides, 24, of Russell was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, DWI, unsafe tires, failure to use designated lane, speed excessive for driving conditions and drinki

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-08-18 12:03:00

Brasher Falls Cruise-In and Car Show reaches milestone year

BRASHER FALLS — A decade ago, town of Brasher officials decided to try a new event to bring in visitors and, in the process, provide an economic boost for the town.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 00:30:00

St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's Kid’s Fluorescent Mineral Hunt to be held in Canton Aug. 24

St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's Kid’s Fluorescent Mineral Hunt to be held in Canton Aug. 24CANTON – Glow in the dark rocks will be available for local children at the St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's Kid’s Fluorescent Mineral Hunt at the Canton Pavilion, 90 Lincoln St. on Friday e

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-08-18 17:28:00

Canton Central School will be one of two districts in SLC to have armed officer

By MATT LINDSEYCANTON – Canton Central School will be one of two schools in St. Lawrence County with an armed in-school police officer for the 2018-19 school year.The officer, which school officials call “school resource officer,” was hired at a time when school shootings and other acts of violence

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-08-19 08:27:00

Anonymous donation helps bring Massena Central School food service debt down

Food Service Director Peter Bertrand said the program lost just over $12,000 for the 2017-18 school year, compared with $85,000 for the 2016-17 school year. That debt cannot be carried over to the next school year and must be absorbed by the district.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 05:15:00

Four hurt in 3-vehicle crash on traffic snarled Canton bridges

One of the vehicles in this morning's Canton bridge crash being towed from the scene.CANTON -- Three cars in an accident on Canton's downtown bridges resulted in injury to four people and will result in charges against at least one driver, Canton police said.Witnesses reported to Officer Ashley Coff


Cormorants on the rise this year

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said it observed 4,932 nesting pairs of cormorants, 3-foot-long migratory birds with an about 4½-foot wingspan, along the river this year, more than any other year since the department began counting in 1991.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-19 00:30:00

Three injured in Canton bridge crash

A blue PT Cruiser heading east on Route 68 was reported to be traveling between 50 and 60 miles per hour, according to witnesses, when he ran a red light, striking a black Chevy Silverado that was exiting the Cascade Inn parking lot.


Potsdam’s Ives Park Play Area under construction, will likely be finished at end of fall

POTSDAM — After deliberation, scheduling, planning and much thought, construction on the Ives Park Play Area has begun.


Massena teen involved in courtroom fracas gets prison for possessing stolen property

Blakely S. Houle, 19, of 250 Main St., Apt. 1, now an inmate in the St. Lawrence County jail, was sentenced by St. Lawrence County Surrogate Court Judge John F. Richey to one to three years in prison for his conviction of felony fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in a plea deal wit


What’s Going On: Free movie to screen in Massena, AARP luncheon in Norwood

MASSENA: “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days,” every Tuesday in July and August at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch; hosted by The New York Power Authority; full day of free movies and popcorn; family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-08-18 17:29:00

Lisbon man charged with false info on pistol permit application

Brett A. Crossett, 30, was charged with second-degree offering a false written statement, officers said.


Ogdensburg teens charged with felonies following two burglaries

OSWEGATCHIE — Two Ogdensburg teens were arrested Thursday in connection with a burglary that was reported to state police July 24.The unnamed 16 and 17-year old teens were charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, both felonies, troopers said.


Gideon's Galley food truck open in Potsdam

The food truck will offer paninis, steak sandwiches, wraps, soups, fries and homemade chips all made with local products.


Massena man charged with drug possession following alleged hit and run

MASSENA — State police on Aug. 12 charged Peter J. Shantie, 39, of 259 County Route 43, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, all misdemeanors. He was also cited with unlicensed operatio


Community Lunch Program for Kids in Canton gets dental hygenie donation

Above are Pat Matthews from the Community Lunch Program for Kids and Shelby Sibley from Smile Associates.CANTON -- All the children who participated in the Community Lunch Program for Kids distributions this summer recently received age-appropriate toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss


Coaches, teachers, other staff appointed at Canton Central

• Tiffany Todd was appointed as a cleaner (probationary), effective Aug. 27, at a prorated salary of $28,074.


St. Lawrence Gas’s proposed gas surcharge would impact Brasher Falls residents, education and north country dairy, according to the public

The rate change would mean a 10.4 percent reduction on current bills for residential customers, 10.1 percent for commercial customers, and 8.7 percent for industrial customers, but the for some its still too much and not what they had expected.


Massena man accused of Lacey Yekel murder headed for Sept. 25 trial

A Massena man accused in a 2014 homicide will go to trial this fall.Christopher Hebert, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lacey Yekel, who was 25 at the time she was killed.Hebert