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Akwesasne drug lord admits guilt

ALBANY — A Quebec man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone on the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in Franklin County.Robert J. Lazore, 42, admitted that between 2008 and 2012, he operated a drug trafficking organization that distributed oxycodone on the Akwesasne Mohawk India

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-24 11:35:00

Heuvelton man charged following truck-buggy accident in Lisbon

LISBON — State police charged James J. Crobar, 28, of Heuvelton with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday, stemming from a June 13 personal-injury accident involving his vehicle and an Amish buggy in the town of Lisbon. He was al

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-23 20:20:00

Quebec man pleads guilty to conspiracy for distributing drugs in Akwesasne

Robert Jon Lazore, 42, of Snye, also faces a fine of up to $1 million and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least three years and up to life when U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino sentences him on Oct. 22, according to a joint announcement made by U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquit

MYMALONETELEGRAM.COM - 2018-06-23 05:15:00

Potsdam village police dispatch may shift to county

The New York State Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments’ Comprehensive Review Report, a cost-cutting study requested by the village, was received by the village on Wednesday. Among other things, as reported, it suggested the village consider dissolving.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-06-23 05:15:00

Hermon resident charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in Russell

Darryl F. Matthews, 23, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate exhaust, officers said.


What’s Going On: Bead weaving in Waddington and studio lighting workshop set in Potsdam

WADDINGTON: Tuesday, $10.80 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 2 Main St.; continuation of bead weaving; $10.80 (or $15.80 at the door); , 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.Studio lighting workshop

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-24 08:12:00

Ogdensburg man charged with felony after allegedly violating order of protection

Tyler C. Brabant, 22, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt at 3:41 a.m., police said.


Six teens charged with trespassing in ‘senior prank’ involving a dead animal

Troopers charge during the overnight hours between June 7 and 8 at St. Lawrence Central School, 1039 Route 11C, the students had entered the school as part of a senior prank and dismembered and distributed a dead animal they found on the side of the road throughout the school.


Financial Restructuring Board recommends consideration of Potsdam village dissolution

POTSDAM — The New York State Financial Restructuring Board for local governments has recommended, among other things, the village consider dissolution.


Massena man charged with contempt and assault

MASSENA — State police on June 9 charged Joseph D. Mitchell, 22, of 57 Douglas St., Massena, with felony first-degree criminal contempt and misdemeanor third-degree assault.


Potsdam fire chief disappointed in village cutting paid fire drivers for July, August

“It is a shock to us that not once did they come over and ask us,” said Danielle Rose, chief of the Potsdam Fire Department.


Driver whose truck hit Amish buggy in Lisbon critically injuring boy now facing two misdemeanor counts and other charges

LISBON – The driver of the truck that hit an Amish buggy June 13 critically injuring a 7-year-old boy is now facing several vehicle and traffic charges and two drug charges.State police report today that James J. Crobar, 28, Heuvelton, was charged Friday by state police with two misdemeanor counts,

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-23 10:45:00

Madrid and Malone residents charged with drug possession

LOUISVILLE — A Madrid man was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop on SH 37 on Wednesday morning, according to state police.Josh T. Sharpe, 26, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding at 12:35 a.m., police said.


Village trustee serving as interim executive director of Potsdam Chamber of Commerce

POTSDAM -- Village Trustee Maggie McKenna told the village board Monday that she is serving as interim executive director of the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, at least through the village’s annual Summer Festival next month.She is serving because John Morrrison has resigned to accept a position with


Massena man gets 12 years in prison for rape of child

Ernest E. Pantaleo, 27, of 12 Tracy St., pleaded guilty in St. Lawrence County Court to first-degree attempted rape, the reduced count of first-degree rape in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.


Potsdam woman charged with assault

POTSDAM — A Potsdam woman was charged with assault Monday stemming from an alleged domestic dispute on June 17, according to Potsdam police.Michelle T. Balbuena, 31, was charged with third-degree assault at 8:18 p.m., officers said.


Village of Potsdam plans changes to water and sewer billing method

By CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM -- The village expects to have its new water and sewer billing method implemented for bills in September.The new method, incorporating what’s known as “equivalent dwelling units” (EDUs) for allocating some charges, is designed to be more equitable through calculating shares


Town of Massena seeking assessor to fill retiree's spot

"With that recommendation, and we have over 6,000 parcels ... New York State Department of Taxation recommends a six-year term,” Carbone told the board.


Ogdensburg police responded to more than 1,000 calls in May, busted four meth labs

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg City Police responded to 1,015 calls to service in May, which resulted in 79 arrests.Ogdensburg police busted four meth labs in May, bringing the total to 17 since Jan. 1. Meanwhile the investigative unit opened 32 cases in May.


Hogansburg woman charged with marijuana possession at Point of Entry

MASSENA — State police on June 9 charged Jasmine Buckshot, 23, of 45 Ransom Road, Hogansburg, with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.