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Natural Bridge man charged with aggravated DWI after going into ditch
December 18, 2017, 2:18 pm | Source

NATURAL BRIDGE — Delbert L. Edwards, 59, of 13255 Henry Road, was charged by Lewis County sheriff...


Turin safety advocate suffers minor injury in two-snowmobile crash
December 18, 2017, 2:17 pm | Source

TURIN — An Ontario man was ticked for imprudent speed following a two-snowmobile crash at 1:20 p....


Lowville man charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law in village
December 18, 2017, 2:15 pm | Source

LOWVILLE — Raymond B. Walsemann, 62, Woodlawn Avenue, was charged by Lowville police with driving...


350 wreaths placed at Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery
December 18, 2017, 2:01 pm | Source

SACKETS HARBOR — A fresh dusting of snow covered the tops of tombstones — in the Sackets Harbor M...


STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown now underway
December 18, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Jefferson County law enforcement agencies are participating in the state’s STOP-DWI c...


Brushton request for ‘traffic calming’ stoplight rejected by state Transportation Department
December 18, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

BRUSHTON — The state Department of Transportation has rejected a request to install a caution lig...


Annual glass ornament drawing to benefit Madrid-Waddington music program
December 18, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

MADRID — An annual Christmas raffle of hand-blown tree ornaments is underway to benefit the music...


After-school program established at Augustinian Academy
December 18, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

CARTHAGE — For two-and-a-half hours after school, children at Augustinian Academy are given the o...


Man gets up to three years for weapons charge
December 18, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

WATERTOWN — In Jefferson County Court on Friday, an Adams man was sentenced to prison on a weapon...


Giving the gift of life
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

LOWVILLE — Little did Jonathan C. Gillette of Lowville suspect a decade ago that he would actuall...


Board of Regents calls for $1.6 billion increase in Foundation Aid
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

ALBANY — The State Board of Regents has advanced its 2018 budget, which includes a $1.6 billion i...


Safety net diploma option added for students with disabilities
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

ALBANY — The Board of Regents expanded the criteria Monday under which a high school student with...


Franklin County solid waste authority submits proposal to take in Albany County’s trash
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

WESTVILLE –– The County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority expects to hear next month i...


Tops to bring online delivery service to north country stores
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

Tops Friendly Markets will bring its new online shopping and delivery service to north country st...


The Orchestra of Northern New York celebrates the season with Watertown High singers
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — In a big beautiful church, on a cold winter’s day, hundreds flocked to Watertown to h...


Potential St. Lawrence County juvenile center could fill need in north country
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

CANTON — Local and state officials will be touring the former St. Lawrence County jail on Judson ...


Comptroller warns of increased state debt in years ahead
December 18, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

ALBANY — State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says New York could face future financial challenge...


Moira woman killed in Clark Street crash
December 18, 2017, 4:16 am | Source

MOIRA — A 28-year-old Moira woman died early Saturday morning as a result of a one-car crash on C...


Cuba exports medicine to dozens of countries. It would like the U.S. to be one of them
December 17, 2017, 10:00 pm | Source

HAVANA — Cuba now exports vaccines, diagnostic kits and drugs developed by its Center for Genetic...


California wildfire continues to grow as strong shifting winds bring new dangers
December 17, 2017, 9:30 pm | Source

MONTECITO, Calif. — The Thomas fire spread further Sunday morning after an battle to protect home...


Tax bill would scrap a billion from Western states
December 17, 2017, 9:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON — As Congress speeds toward a vote on its massive tax overhaul, the lack of funding to...


Deadly Taliban attacks on NATO convoy and police in Afghanistan
December 17, 2017, 8:30 pm | Source

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A deadly Taliban attack on police checkpoints that killed 11 officers in ...


Trump transition team charges Mueller obtained emails improperly, but legal experts challenge those claims
December 17, 2017, 8:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing President Donald Trump’s transition team claimed Saturday that...


Putin thanks Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia, the Kremlin says
December 17, 2017, 7:30 pm | Source

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday phoned President Donald Trump to thank him fo...


Government paying private firm $297 million to help hire 5,000 Border Patrol agents
December 17, 2017, 7:00 pm | Source

SAN DIEGO — With a mandate from President Donald Trump to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, Cu...


Sen.-elect Jones says he’ll be independent, doesn’t think Trump should resign
December 17, 2017, 6:37 pm | Source

WASHINGTON — Days after being elected in an upset in one of most Republican of states, Sen.-elect...


New York becomes AARP and World Health Organization’s first “Age-Friendly” state
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

ALBANY — New York became the first state ever designated “Age-Friendly” by the American Associati...


Four north country organizations receive Community Health Awards
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

Four north country nonprofits are among the winners of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community ...


Snowmobilers urged to respect landowners in wake of closed trails
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

TURIN — Nearly three years ago, Sean M. Leahy started the RUSSH social media campaign after writi...


Three Cape Vincent planning officials, chairman resign
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

CAPE VINCENT — Three Planning Board members and the board chairman will resign at the end of the ...


Illegal entry arrests down nationwide in 2017, but up in Swanton Sector
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported the lowest level of illegal cross-border migration on...


Clayton receives more than $1 million for arena expansion
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

CLAYTON — The Town Council is one step closer to realizing its ambitious Cerow Recreation Park Ar...


County legislators reject plan for Russell bridge sidewalk
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

CANTON — The county Board of Legislators met on Monday night for Operations and Services committe...


Hounsfield receives $2 million for sewer to help business park
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

HOUNSFIELD — The town’s multi-million-dollar sewer line to support an upcoming business park will...


SUNY Potsdam Coalition presents first community business award
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

POTSDAM ­— The students have spoken, and Purple Rice has been named the most student-friendly bus...


Child Advocacy Center moves to new site in Fulton
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

In a way, it’s a sad state of affairs that the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County has a beaut...


Claxton-Hepburn donates 75 turkeys to Salvation Army Christmas dinner
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

OGDENSBURG — Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is helping make sure that a lot of people in the comm...


Brasher officials recognize two retirees during their last regularly scheduled board meeting
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

BRASHER FALLS — Two long-time Brasher officials were recognized this week during their final regu...


Giving cats shelter from the cold
December 17, 2017, 10:15 am | Source

WEST CARTHAGE — Recently a group of volunteers spent a day making shelters for stray cats.

“I know...


Barb Heller continues bookstore tradition of the calming carols of Christmas
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

CANTON — The holiday season is wrapped in tradition and on Saturday, the tradition of Barb Heller...


Black River man charged with harassment and contempt
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — State police charged Stanley C. Niekras, 74, of Black River, with second-degree haras...


Lowville woman accused of stealing items from grocery store
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

LOWVILLE — Village police on Monday accused a Lowville woman with stealing unspecified items from...


Cost saving and going green push solar energy in NNY
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

By MARCUS WOLF & W.T. ECKERT

mwolf@wdt.net, weckert@wdt.net

Richard J. Lopez’s desire to harness th...


David Sweat reportedly on hunger strike in Attica
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

ATTICA — Convicted murderer and Clinton Correctional Facility escapee David Sweat has staged a hu...


Historical society awarded REDC funds to buy, renovate Sackets church
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

SACKETS HARBOR — The Sackets Harbor Historical Society is about halfway toward its funding goal t...


Developer proposing five-turbine community wind project on Tug Hill
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source

MARTINSBURG — A developer is proposing a five-turbine wind project in the towns of Martinsburg an...


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