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Massena man charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated in Norfolk

NORFOLK — A 27-year-old Massena man was arrested by state troopers for driving while intoxicated and other traffic charges after he was stopped on County Route 40 on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2:07 a.m.


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


Norfolk Raymondville food pantry holding monthly meeting Saturday

NORFOLK -- The Norfolk Raymondville Food Pantry will hold its' monthly distribution this Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9-11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Norfolk. All guests should bring boxes or totes to carry food home.


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.


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.


Norwood-Norfolk K-Kids join Kiwanis for dinner at Lobster House

NORWOOD -- Approximately 20 of Norwood Norfolk Central School’s K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) joined Norwood Kiwanians for dinner on Feb. 4 at the Lobster House. K-Kids is a student-led community service organization which operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.


Heuvelton man accused of stealing from Kinney Drugs in Potsdam

POTSDAM — A Heuvelton man was charged with stealing from Kinney Drugs following a report of a suspicious person, according to Potsdam police. Jonathan M. McSorley, 27, was charged with petit larceny and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Market Street at 9:16 a.m., officers said.


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.


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


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.


Buffalo woman charged with trying to bring drugs into St. Lawrence County prison

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - New York State police say a Buffalo woman tried to bring drugs into the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility. Tonya Bensman, 43, was found with synthetic marijuana and cocaine when trying to visit the prison, police say.


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.


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


9 charged with unrelated offenses in Massena

MASSENA -- Village police say they recently charged or picked up the following people in various unrelated cases. • Maria Veronica Martin, 57, of Willow Street, Massena was charged with hitchhiking at 4:11 p.m. Feb. 13 at Rite Aid, corner of Main Street and state Route 37.


Arts grants going to many St. Lawrence County organizations

POTSDAM -- Since 2008, SLC Arts has administered the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. Statewide, this regrant program distributes $4,000,000 to individual artists, municipalities, libraries, and non-profit organizatio


More than a dozen drivers cited in Massena

MASSENA -- Village police say they recently charged the following motorists:. •Jason M. Woodard, 32, of East Orvis Street, Massena was charged with a felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and was also cited for unlicensed operator and failure to notify DMV of address change at


Man charged with DWI, consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle in Canton

CANTON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies charged a man with driven while intoxicated on SH 68 on Thursday. Johnathon A. Yerdon, 33, no address listed, was charged with first-offense DWI, speeding and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, deputies said.


Massena Supervisor Axes 2 More Hospital Board Members

Massena Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy has removed the chair and vice chair of the Massena Memorial Hospital board of managers. O'Shaughnessy notified chair Carol Fenton and vice chair Dave MacLennan Wednesday night they are dismissed from the board.


FA boys first again, nine punch ticket to state meet

CANTON – The Franklin Academy boys and Canton girls capped off the Northern Athletic Conference indoor track & field season with victories at the Section 10 championship meet held at St. Lawrence University on Thursday evening, sweeping the winter campaign without tasting a loss.