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Potsdam attorney wants to be part of ‘positive progress’ made by St. Lawrence County legislators

BY CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM -- Republican Nicholas Pignone, attorney and former Potsdam village court justice, says he wants to build on the recent accomplishments of the St. Lawrence County legislators.He is facing Democrat David Haggard for the District 10 seat currently held by Joe Timmerman.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-20 17:12:00

Potsdam woman charged with driving without a license

Marah S. Butterfield, 27, of 3 Walnut St., faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, police said.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-20 16:38:00

Potsdam, Canton residents face several charges following separate property-damage accidents

POTSDAM — A Potsdam woman was charged by state police with several charged following a report of a property-damage accident Friday afternoon.Marah S. Butterfield, 27, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unauthorized use of a vehicle without owner’s consent, failure to use

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-20 10:20:00

Potsdam police cite six following traffic stops on Saturday

POTSDAM -- Potsdam police said they charged six motorists with driving infractions on Saturday. Those charged included:• Phillip T. Dishaw Jr., 28, Norwood, was cited for inadequate muffler at 12:58 a.m. on May Road.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 10:13:00

Man charged with disorderly following alleged fight in Potsdam

Amadou Diallo, 19, was cited for the above charge for allegedly yelling and causing a disturbance at 1:27 a.m., police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-21 10:16:00

Teen cited with open container violation in Potsdam

Jacob J. Guyette, 18, was charged with open container and unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with intent to consume at 11:42 p.m., police said.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-20 09:55:00

Three apartment residents escape Massena kitchen fire

Tim Beaulieu, a Massena Fire Department member who served as chief at the scene, said the 3:47 p.m. fire broke out at an apartment above the Fourth Coast Diner.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-20 16:42:00

Potsdam, Chase Mills women charged with unlawfully dealing with minors in separate incidents

HOPKINTON — A Potdam woman was charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor on Oct. 16 at Lamphere’s Market, 2798 SH 11B, according to state police.Allexis F. Charleston, 22, was charged with procuring alcohol for a person under age 21 and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child: Alcohol, polic


Man charged with driving twice legal limit in Potsdam

Truman A. Jones, 18, was cited for speed in zone at 11:38 p.m. after being observed driving 66 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, officers said.


Village of Potsdam still searching for fire truck driver as candidate declines position

POTSDAM — Kyle Hollister, Morristown, turned down the paid position of a fire truck driver for the Potsdam Village Fire Department. The village will interview a new candidate on Monday.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-10-20 05:15:00

Troopers: Ogdensburg, Withrop residents charged with impaired driving

OSWEGATCHIE — An Ogdensburg man was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and drug possession Thursday morning, according to state police.Christopher W. Austin, 32, was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a


Ogdensburg, Canton residents charged with aggravated unlicensed operation by deputies

HEUVELTON — An Ogdensburg resident was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation following an Oct. 18 traffic stop, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.Jacob J. Birchland, 33, was cited for the above charge after police discovered he was driving on a suspended license, deputies sa


Man headed to prison for car vandalism

Anthony J. Genier, 27, repeatedly kicked a vehicle at a home in Kingsbury, resulting in hundreds of dollars in damage and a guilty plea to felony criminal mischief.


‘Fright Fest’ Halloween celebration in Potsdam now two-day event

By MATT LINDSEYNorth Country NowPOTSDAM – In an attempt to expand and make the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halloween celebration more family-friendly, the event has been renamed “Fright Fest” and now takes place over two days.The Potsdam chamber will host the celebration of ghouls, ghosts a

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 17:26:00

Local figures, giveaways, more planned Oct. 26 at Big Lots grand opening of remodeled Potsdam store

POTSDAM -- Big Lots will have a grand opening of its newly remodeled store in Potsdam on Friday, Oct. 26.This store will “reflect a new format,” said a press release from the company.


Morristown man turns down offer of paid fire driver position in Potsdam

By CRAIG FREILICHPOTSDAM – The Village of Potsdam has made an offer to a Morristown man to fill the fire department’s open paid driver position, but the prospective driver has turned the offer down.In public session after an executive session to discuss the offer, the village Board of Trustees voted


Many Halloween events planned in eight St. Lawrence County towns

Many North Country communities have a variety of Halloween events scheduled starting next week.Everything from dances, parades, costume contests, and haunted houses are on tap for this year’s Halloween celebration in St. Lawrence County.Norfolk

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-10-19 17:26:00

Former Norwood police officer pleads guilty on day two of bribery trial

Seth D. Donalis, 32, of 9 Hill Crest Ave., Massena, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony third-degree receiving a bribe.


Norfolk resident charged following accident in Potsdam

Carol A. Root, 43, was cited for the above charge following investigation of a two vehicle property-damage accident, police said.


Hermon man charged with mischief, trespassing

RICHVILLE — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 16 charged Stephen W. Luther Jr., 43, of 457 Lazy River Road, Hermon, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors. He was also cited with second-degree harassment.