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Fort Drum announces new senior commander
March 22, 2019, 4:40 am | Source

FORT DRUM — The 10th Mountain Division announced Thursday that Maj. Gen. Brian J. Mennes will ser...


Baylor bests Syracuse in 3-pointer-filled battle
March 22, 2019, 4:33 am | Source

Point guard Makai Mason scored 22 points, and ninth-seeded Baylor hit a season-high 16 3-point sh...


Fort Drum Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic spreads awareness on services, fights stigma on brain injuries
March 22, 2019, 4:32 am | Source

FORT DRUM — Though tens of thousands of service members return home with visible scars, more than...


Lewis County Civil Service director wants more modern record-keeping system for his office
March 22, 2019, 4:31 am | Source

LOWVILLE — When it was his turn to speak at the Finance and Rules legislative committee meeting T...


More than 220 entries received for contest to name new Water Street Park
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

MASSENA — Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at Massena’s four elementary schools — Nightengale, M...


Hebert found guilty of Lacey L. Yekel’s murder
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

CANTON — Christopher A. Hebert ripped the life from Lacey L. Yekel in 2014 and ripped her from he...


Winter storm warning issued; NNY could see up to a foot of snow in some areas
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties are now under a winter storm warning, according to the Natio...


Massena resident raises concern again about possibility of rehab center in residential neighborhood
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

MASSENA — A Liberty Avenue resident returned to the Massena Village Board on Tuesday to again sha...


Walk with a Doc event in Gouverneur
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

GOUVERNEUR — St. Lawrence County’s next “Walk with a Doc” event is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 30...


Man charged in St. Patrick’s Day ruckus
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — A man was charged by city police with disorderly conduct at The Paddock Club on Sunda...


St. Lawrence County’s public bus system sees 75 percent jump in ridership
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

CANTON — Transportation officials got what they asked for Thursday: questions and input about pla...


Watertown schools dismissing early Friday, making up snow day in May
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Superintendent Patricia LaBarr, in a voice message sent to parents of city school chi...


Schumer calls for reduction in Canadian tariffs on U.S. wine
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

ALEXANDRIA BAY — U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., on Thursday called on Canada to reduce its...


Watertown school district searching for two BOE positions
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — The Watertown City School District’s Board of Education has two open seats, with cand...


Sheriffs’ Summer Camp offers camp opportunity to underprivileged children, seeking donations
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

Summertime as a child is usually filled with long days of outdoor activities and late-night campf...


Village of Massena residents can now pay taxes with credit or debit cards
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

MASSENA — Village residents can now use a credit or debit card to pay their taxes, but initially ...


Sheriff’s office seeking additional information about deadly tractor rollover
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

DEPAUVILLE — The Jefferson County sheriff’s office is seeking additional information about a trac...


Cuomo visits Massena to announce 7-year agreement between Alcoa, NYPA for 450 jobs
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

MASSENA — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo stood at a podium at the Alcoa West smelter on Thursday afternoon ...


Prison inmate charged with contraband, weapon possession
March 22, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

CAPE VINCENT — An inmate at the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility faces charges after an inciden...


Students at JCC hear from Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s
March 21, 2019, 9:07 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — Sturtz Theater at Jefferson Community College was nearly full on Wednesday morning as...


Coast Guard commandant sounds alarm about aging fleet
March 21, 2019, 9:00 pm | Source

LOS ANGELES - The Coast Guard is “approaching a tipping point” when it comes to maintaining a ser...


SUNY Canton eSports program to be showcased on ABC’s ‘Nightline’ tonight
March 21, 2019, 8:41 pm | Source

SUNY Canton’s eSports program will be featured tonight on ABC’s “Nightline” at 12:30 a.m.

The eSpo...


Biden weighing unique steps to reassure voters concerned about his age
March 21, 2019, 8:00 pm | Source

Former Vice President Joe Biden, aware that concerns about his age could weigh on his candidacy i...


Footbridges closed at SUNY Canton
March 21, 2019, 7:09 pm | Source

CANTON — SUNY Canton has announced that, due to projected bad weather and continued flooding, the...


Trump expected to sign executive order on free speech at college campuses
March 21, 2019, 7:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday afternoon pro...


NOAA warns of unprecedented spring flood season
March 21, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source

As disastrous as the flood season has already been in the Plains and Midwest, it is likely to exp...


Cuomo to make announcement at Alcoa plant
March 21, 2019, 5:21 pm | Source

MASSENA — The office of Governor Andrew Cuomo has updated his public schedule to say that he will...


Pope Francis wants psychological testing to prevent problem priests. But can it really do that?
March 21, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source

As the Catholic Church quakes through one sexual abuse scandal after another, Pope Francis recent...


Doomed jets lacked 2 key safety features that Boeing sold as extras
March 21, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source

As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes,...


No big winner in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing; jackpot up to $625M for Saturday
March 21, 2019, 3:41 pm | Source

There were no big winners in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot now stands at $6...


Watertown man allegedly screamed at police officer
March 21, 2019, 3:26 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — A Watertown man faces charges after allegedly interfering with a traffic stop by rais...


Democrats struggle to address rising border apprehensions as they seek to counter Trump on immigration
March 21, 2019, 3:00 pm | Source

WASHINGTON - Democrats who have railed against President Donald Trump’s national emergency as a m...


In New Zealand, broad support for ban on assault weapons following massacre
March 21, 2019, 2:00 pm | Source

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - It has not even been a week since a gunman spouting anti-immigrant ha...


Vermont mulls incentives to attract outgoing Fort Drum soldiers
March 21, 2019, 12:54 pm | Source

Vermont lawmakers plan to attract outgoing soldiers from Fort Drum to the state with proposed wor...


‘Seussical’ kicks off larger team approach for Watertown district musicals
March 21, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source

WATERTOWN — “Seussical” proved suitable for the beginnings of a wider team approach for musicals ...


Indian River projecting a new era for high school musicals
March 21, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source

PHILADELPHIA — The drops have been dropped for the spring musical here at Indian River Central Sc...


IRCS valedictorian bound for West Point credits theater experiences
March 21, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source

PHILADELPHIA — Indian River Central High School senior Hannah A. Bajakian will begin a new stage ...


Correction
March 21, 2019, 9:15 am | Source

n Due to a reporter’s error, the article in Wednesday’s Times containing village election results...


Confession to Yekel’s 2014 murder a lie, Hebert testifies
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

CANTON — Christopher A. Hebert, the man accused of the 2014 murder of Lacey L. Yekel, wanted to s...


Winter weather advisory issued; up to 11 inches of snow predicted for later this week
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

Mother Nature didn’t seem to get the memo that spring started Wednesday: a winter weather advisor...


Walters guilty of murdering wife, state trooper
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — State Trooper Jack Keller promised that troopers will always remember what happened “...


Local counties ranked among unhealthiest in state; list’s accuracy questionable
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

Even with improvement, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties remain in the unhealthy half of...


Lowville man charged with meth possession
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

LOWVILLE — A probation check on a village resident led to a methamphetamine charge and a return t...


Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visits Watertown, advocates for tax cap
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Dulles State Office Building on Wednesday morning t...


DEC shares management plans, promotes young forest growth
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

WATERTOWN — State environmentalists plan to cut portions of mature forest in three preserves in s...


Man dies in Depauville tractor rollover accident
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

DEPAUVILLE — A 21-year-old man died when the farm tractor he was in rolled over Wednesday morning...


Hermon man jailed after assaulting sheriff’s deputy with shovel
March 21, 2019, 4:30 am | Source

HERMON — A Pond Road man was jailed late Tuesday night on a felony charge following a nine-hour s...


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