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Woman faces felonies following larceny investigation in Massena
MASSENA — A Brooklyn woman was charged with felonies Thursday stemming from a larceny complaint made to state police April 5. Kim Y. Franklin, 56, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny at 2:29 a.m., officers said.
Ogdensburg Police Department to aid in Special Olympic torch carry
OGDENSBURG -- Members of the Ogdensburg Police Department are teaming up with Special Olympics New York athletes, families and supporters to carry the “Flame of Hope” through communities in every region in the state leading up to Special Olympics New York Summer Games north of New York City June 14
St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency says prisons crucial to local economy
OGDENSBURG -- At a recent meeting of the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, members voted to pass a resolution "that emphasizes the agency’s strong support for the continued operation of the Gouverneur, Ogdensburg and Riverview Correctional Facilities and urged New York state not to
Norwood's renewed Fountain Park opening for season April 27
NORWOOD – Fountain Park will have its spring opening at noon Saturday, April 27 and all are invited to attend. The restoration of the over 100-year-old cobblestone fountain started in May 2016 by Save The Fountain committee members, with the intent of restoring the fountain to a running condition th
New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York
Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville
New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion
New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m
Opioid crisis driving up foster care need in St. Lawrence County
CANTON – The number of St. Lawrence County children placed in foster care has jumped 21 percent in less than two years, according to the county Department of Social Service. Drug addiction, including heroin and other opioids, is still the primary reason for the majority of cases of St. Lawrence Coun
Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State
ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s
Massena supervisor cuts off public comment from critics
MASSENA -- The town supervisor on Wednesday shut down public comments from two residents who were attempting to criticize the board for their handling of Massena Memorial Hospital.
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
'The Voice' contestant with Potsdam connection advances to next round
POTSDAM — Selkii, a contestant on “The Voice” on NBC who has a local connection to the North Country, advanced to the second round. “Well, she made it through to the ‘cross battles’ even though she did not sing well and lost the audience vote,” according to Carol Simpson, Selkii’s mother in-law.
Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.
An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Upstate New York Dealing With Population Decline, Officials Concerned
It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo
N.J. man charged with arson attempt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral held for psychiatric evaluation at N.Y. hospital
The 37-year-old New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after police say he brought two gas containers, lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night was admitted to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.
N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash
NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.
Town and village of Massena allowing restricted recreational fires
MASSENA -- The town and village at their respective April 16 and 17 meetings passed laws that allow limited outdoor recreational burning. The law in each case restricts burning to within a barbecue grill, barbecue pit or outdoor fireplace no wider than three feet and no taller than two feet. It has
Ogdensburg schools taking kindergarten applications
OGDENSBURG -- Parents of children who will be five (5) years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2019 and are a resident of the Ogdensburg City School District are asked to contact Madill School at 315- 393-7729 to request an appointment for kindergarten registration and screening.
Ogdensburg firefighters respond to to five fires, 246 calls in March
OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg Fire Department responded to 246 calls in March 2019, but only five were for actual fires. OFD responded to 93 emergency service calls, 10 hazardous condition calls, 133 service calls, five false alarms and one special condition call.
Cam’s Pizzeria chain founders charged with defrauding state of nearly $400K (report)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The husband and wife who founded the Cam’s Pizzeria pizza chain were indicted Thursday on 78 felony counts for tax fraud, grand larceny and other charges, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
N.Y. state population continues to decline
ALBANY (AP) — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million.