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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.


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


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.


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


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.


Tentative deal in place for Spectrum to remain in New York State

Albany, N.Y. - Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum Cable, has reached a tentative deal with New York State that will allow the company to remain in New York.


Man arrested on contraband charge at Ogdensburg prison

OGDENSBURG — A Buffalo man was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Riverview Correctional Facility, 1110 Tibbitts Dr., according to state police. Jaquan A. Johnson, 21, was charged with first-degree introducing dangerous prison contraband, felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled


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


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


'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.


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.


N.Y. Dems brush off Trump impeachment talk

The Thursday release of the redacted special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has fueled calls for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump. But New York's senators and the area's House members, all Democrats, are hedging.


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 has been sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.


NewsChannel 13 honored at New York State Broadcasters Association Awards Luncheon

Representatives from the New York State Broadcasters Association were in Albany on Friday for their annual awards luncheon - and NewsChannel 13 was honored to be among the recipients.


Potsdam will consider zoning changes for former Honda dealership and 74 Lawrence Ave.

POTSDAM – The village Board of Trustees has set two hearings on changes to local law that would enable two proposed zoning changes. On May 20 at 4:10 p.m., the board will hear comments on changing the zoning at 74 Lawrence Avenue from residential R-1 to R-3.


SUNY Potsdam grad from Queens and her mother donate to Potsdam Snack Pack Program

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Snack Pack Program received a long distance donation recently when a vehicle packed to the brim with huge tote bags arrived at New Hope Community Church.


Local sports datebook, April 20-22

Oswego at SUNY Oneonta, 11 a.m. Potsdam at SUNY Oneonta, 1 p.m. Alfred at Hartwick, 1 p.m. SUNY Canton vs. SUNY Delhi at SUNY Oneonta, 1 p.m. SUNY Oneonta at Oswego, 3 p.m. Hartwick, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Oneonta at Cortland Classic, 3 p.m.


New York Power Authority returning docks and buoys to St. Lawrence River from Massena to Waddington

MASSENA –The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will begin the re-installing docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant during the week of April 22.