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Potsdam, Winthrop residents charged by Potsdam police with driving infractions

POTSDAM — Potsdam and Winthrop residents were charged with driving infractions on Wednesday, according to Potsdam police. • William L. Gilbo Jr., 27, Potsdam, was cited for inadequate muffler on Leroy Street at 12:38 a.m.


St. Lawrence County accepting requests to add land to Ag Districts

CANTON -- St. Lawrence County will accept applications from property owners to add land to Agricultural Districts 1 and 2 from March 1-30. The county’s agricultural districts can help protect sound farming activities from nuisance lawsuits and unreasonable land use regulations.


Grand reveal planned at Perry's Market in Norwood

NORWOOD — A grand reveal celebration will be held March 2 from 11 a.m. until -2 p.m. at Perry's Market, 58 Spring St. Perry's Market has been completely renovated. A whole new layout and new products have transformed Perry's into a modern general store with an exceptional deli and meat department, a


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


St. Lawrence County Public Health sharing ways to prevent heart disease

CANTON -- To mark Heart Disease Awareness Month, St. Lawrence County Public Health is sharing strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging residents to live heart healthy lives.


Police investigating scene of Potsdam fire for drugs

POTSDAM — The fire in the village yesterday is being investigated by drug task forces and criminal charges are pending. Village police Lt. Michael P. Ames said in a written statement that after the fire on 39½ Pine St. had been taken care of, a warrant was obtained from Potsdam Town Court to survey


North Country Matters explores adult literacy in St. Lawrence County

POTSDAM — Bobby Gordon, the Adult Literacy Coordinator for the Potsdam Public Library, discusses the many literacy-related programs for anyone in St. Lawrence County offered by the library with NCM host Donna Seymour in the newest video in the series.


Resident injured in house fire on Pine Street in Potsdam

POTSDAM – One person was reportedly hurt badly enough in a fire this afternoon to a Pine Street house that he was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and might require further treatment elsewhere.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


New running shoe store in Potsdam closing shop at the end of March

POTSDAM — 4F Running, 75 Market St., is closing at the end of March. They are having a liquidation sale on all shoes and apparel. The store opened less than a year ago. A grand opening was held Sept. 8, 2019.


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


Man Severely Burned, Firefighter Hurt in Potsdam Blaze

One man was severely burned and a firefighter was hurt in a fire that may have been drug-related. It happened at 39 Pine Street in Potsdam at around 1 p.m. Officials said a fire broke out in a front apartment and that a man was severely burned. It's not immediately known what hospital he was taken t


Brasher Falls resident charged with aggravated unlicensed operation

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Brasher Falls resident was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on SH 11C on Monday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Aron K. McLaughlin, 41, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate muffler, deputies said.


SkyWest workers preparing Ogdensburg and Massena for pending flights to Chicago, Washington, D.C.

OGDENSBURG — A SkyWest Airlines team is on the ground in St. Lawrence County, preparing the Ogdensburg and Massena international airports for the launch of daily service this spring to Washington, D.C. and Chicago, according to a spokesman for the company.


Massena village trustees exploring change in code dealing with recreational fires to allow fire pits

MASSENA — Massena’s fire chief says he and other volunteers at the fire department support allowing recreational fires in the village limits, something that’s not permissible under the current code.


Massena Residents Hold 'Stop The Insanity Rally'

Residents in Massena are calling it a "stop the insanity rally." Organizers said they are demanding Massena Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy change his ways or step down from public office.


A new dairy ambassador has been chosen for New York State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A young lady from Delaware County has been chosen as one of 3 ambassadors for the dairy industry in New York State. Morgan Hungerford, Delaware County's Dairy Princess, was named the 2nd alternate for the state at a pageant held last night in Syracuse.


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Brasher Falls man charged following complaint of man with BB gun in Potsdam business

POTSDAM — A Brasher Falls man was charged Tuesday following a complaint about a man with a BB gun at a business on Lawrence Avenue, according to Potsdam police. Michael McArthur, 56, was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana at 7:29 p.m., police said.