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Detectives nab alleged parole absconder trapped under bed in Ogdensburg

OGDENSBURG — A man who St. Lawrence County sheriff’s detectives say escaped from parole was found hidden under a bed Thursday, encased in particle board, and had to be broken free.


Traffic tickets issued in Ogdensburg by city police

OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg city police charged the following people for various traffic violations on Friday, Feb. 15. • Joseph A. Morrow for failure to yield row at a stop sign at 10:25 p.m. at the intersection of Morris and Greene streets. He is scheduled to appear in city court March 7 at 9 a.m.


Ogdensburg woman named to dean's list at Georgia State University

OGDENSBURG — Mollie Lawton of Ogdensburg was named to the dean’s list at Georgia State University. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 for a minimum of nine semester hours of academic credit. Eligible students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for al


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


No agreement signed for Ogdensburg Riverfest

OGDENSBURG – No agreement has been signed between the City of Ogdensburg and Everything 4 Entertainment to allow Ogdensburg Riverfest to take place. The company came before city council several months ago with plans to host a massive concert featuring a national musical act expecting to draw 10,000


Rochester Institute of Technology names 11 St. Lawrence County residents to its dean's list

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY — The following local residents made the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 fall semester. • Kegan Sovay, Canton, who is in the new media interactive development program.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Ogdensburg prepares to commemorate historic 1813 battle with British troops

OGDENSBURG — The city’s Battle of Ogdensburgh commemoration is approaching, an annual re-enactment held to highlight the community’s unique role in the region’s early history.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Ogdensburg council selling thirteen properties to land bank

OGDENSBURG – City Council agreed Monday to sell 13 properties to the Ogdensburg Land Bank for one dollar. Mayor Wayne Ashley expressed gratitude for the land bank. He said it is important to get properties back on the tax rolls and commended the city planner and city manager for helping establish th


Defensive Driving Course to be offered in Ogdensburg Feb. 23

OGDENSBURG – United Helpers will host a New York DMV approved National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Staff Development Training Room at the Mosaic Complex, 100 Ford St.


Ogdensburg police blotter, Feb. 14

• James P. Snyder was cited at 9:07 p.m. on State Street for inadequate plate lights. • Breonna Storie was cited for inadequate head lights on Layfayette Street at 7:59 p.m.


Just another north country day as Ogdensburg residents dig out together

OGDENSBURG — Nothing brings out the people of Ogdensburg like a good snowstorm. The city received several new inches Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Coupled with high winds and drifting snowbanks, many neighborhoods looked impassible early in the day.


Potsdam Woman Accused Of Knife & Hammer Attack

A Potsdam woman faces several charges after she allegedly assaulted someone with a knife and a claw hammer Thursday night. Potsdam police say 34 year old Jessica Reynolds allegedly attacked someone during a domestic fight at a home on Larnard Street.


Gagnon murder trial scheduled for May, suppression hearing next month

CANTON — A trial date has been set for the Ogdensburg man charged in the shooting death of his friend. Michael A. Gagnon, 51, of 711 Jefferson Ave., is charged with second-degree murder, an A-I felony that could send him to prison for 25 years to life if convicted.


Correction officers union in Ogdensburg donate to RiverLedge residents

OGDENSBURG -- The corrections officers union at Riverview Correctional Facility recently made a $300 donation to the Wishbook for residents in the Claxton Neighborhood at United Helpers RiverLedge Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.


Fire Damages St. Lawrence County Home

Firefighters from Heuvelton and four other departments battled a house fire along State Route 184 in Macomb Tuesday night. Flames were tearing through the second floor of the building.


Buffalo woman charged with bringing drugs to Ogdensburg prison

OGDENSBURG — State police on Sunday charged Tonya L. Bensman, 43, Buffalo, with felony first-degree promoting dangerous prison contraband and two counts misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


What’s Going On: Fish fry in Ogdensburg, soup luncheon in Canton, spirits tasting in Canton, chili dinner in Canton

CANTON: The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild presents Heart Warming Soups, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Methodist Church, 41 Court St., Canton Winterfest 2019 event; $9 per person and includes either vegetable beef, corn chowder, or chicken & rice soup; salad, roll, coffee or tea, and dessert; 315-265-2755 to


Ogdensburg realtor Stevenson inaugurated as NYSAR president-elect

ALBANY, N.Y. — Jennifer Stevenson of Ogdensburg, took the oath of office Monday, as the 2019 president-elect of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), the organization announced.