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What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


Canton’s Golden Glow Skincare and Spa being sold to sisters who moved back to Canton

CANTON – Two Canton sisters are now the new owners of Glow Skincare and Spa, 75 Main St. Siblings Sarah Franklin and Susan Lorenc bought the business from Carmen Gendebien. The deal will be finalized April 26.


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


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Decline in attendance leads to Norwood-Norfolk Central alumni planning combined class reunions

NORWOOD -- Due to the decline in attendance at recent class reunions, a number of Norwood-Norfolk Central School alumni have come together to plan an NNCS Combined Class Reunion to be held on July 5 and 6 this year.


Attorneys for Canton congregation say settlement with village is near

CANTON – Attorneys for the Christian Fellowship Center have claimed that they are close to a settlement with the village of Canton over the church’s use of a commercially zoned building for services.


DEC: More deer, fewer bear taken in St. Lawrence County in 2018

Hunters in St. Lawrence County took slightly more deer, but slightly fewer bear, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC says hunters in St. Lawrence County took just over 5,000 deer in 2018, a 1 percent increase from 2017.


Spirit Aligned Leadership Program Announces Selection of Second Circle of Legacy Leaders

AKWESASNE, N.Y. — The Spirit Aligned Leadership Program is pleased to announce the selection of its second circle of Legacy Leaders. Eight more extraordinary Indigenous women elders have joined Spirit Aligned for a three-year, co-creative fellowship to strengthen their sisterhood and share their lif


Opioid crisis driving up foster care need in St. Lawrence County

CANTON – The number of St. Lawrence County children placed in foster care has jumped 21 percent in less than two years, according to the county Department of Social Service. Drug addiction, including heroin and other opioids, is still the primary reason for the majority of cases of St. Lawrence Coun


Woman faces felonies following larceny investigation in Massena

MASSENA — A Brooklyn woman was charged with felonies Thursday stemming from a larceny complaint made to state police April 5. Kim Y. Franklin, 56, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny at 2:29 a.m., officers said.


Ogdensburg Police Department to aid in Special Olympic torch carry

OGDENSBURG -- Members of the Ogdensburg Police Department are teaming up with Special Olympics New York athletes, families and supporters to carry the “Flame of Hope” through communities in every region in the state leading up to Special Olympics New York Summer Games north of New York City June 14


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


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


Massena supervisor cuts off public comment from critics

MASSENA -- The town supervisor on Wednesday shut down public comments from two residents who were attempting to criticize the board for their handling of Massena Memorial Hospital.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


'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.


The Fray: Cuomo expands scholarship program for military families after Dems block bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed a partisan clash in the Legislature by ordering last week that the state expand eligibility for an existing scholarship program that allows the families of military service members who are killed or disabled in combat or combat training to attend any SUNY or CUNY college f


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.


Town and village of Massena allowing restricted recreational fires

MASSENA -- The town and village at their respective April 16 and 17 meetings passed laws that allow limited outdoor recreational burning. The law in each case restricts burning to within a barbecue grill, barbecue pit or outdoor fireplace no wider than three feet and no taller than two feet. It has


North Country musicians entertain at Bronx pub in support of the Purple Hat Foundation to benefit “Musicians on Call”

POTSDAM — Andy Deon and Mike Forget, two original founders of the local band Divided Roads, traveled to Riverdale, the Bronx on April 13 to participate in a marathon benefit concert fundraiser.