Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Man gets up to three years for weapons charge

    Man gets up to three years for weapons charge WATERTOWN — In Jefferson County Court on Friday, an Adams man was sentenced to prison on a weapon charge.Caleb A. Bellinger, 28, was sentenced as a second felony offender to 1½ to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to…

  • After-school program established at Augustinian Academy

    After-school program established at Augustinian Academy CARTHAGE — For two-and-a-half hours after school, children at Augustinian Academy are given the opportunity to have a snack, work on their homework and have group play in a newly established program. “Sister Annunciata [Collins, former school principal] had been looking into beginning…

  • Annual glass ornament drawing to benefit Madrid-Waddington music program

    Annual glass ornament drawing to benefit Madrid-Waddington music program MADRID — An annual Christmas raffle of hand-blown tree ornaments is underway to benefit the music department at Madrid-Waddington Central School.The annual event is organized by Judy Jones with the goal of benefitting budding young musicians attending Madrid-Waddington.The hand-blown glass…

  • Brushton request for ‘traffic calming’ stoplight rejected by state Transportation Department

    Brushton request for ‘traffic calming’ stoplight rejected by state Transportation Department BRUSHTON — The state Department of Transportation has rejected a request to install a caution light on Route 11 in the center of the village. The Village Board resolved to petition for the light last month, citing the…

  • STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown now underway

    STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown now underway WATERTOWN — Jefferson County law enforcement agencies are participating in the state’s STOP-DWI crackdown this holiday season.The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown efforts will continue through Jan. 1. Locally, state police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Watertown City Police are involved in the crackdown.Over…

  • Board of Regents calls for $1.6 billion increase in Foundation Aid

    Board of Regents calls for .6 billion increase in Foundation Aid ALBANY — The State Board of Regents has advanced its 2018 budget, which includes a $1.6 billion increase in foundation aid, or 6.3 percent.The budget, which will provide funding for the 2018-19 school year, would focus on early…

  • Comptroller warns of increased state debt in years ahead

    Comptroller warns of increased state debt in years ahead ALBANY — State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says New York could face future financial challenges if debt continues to rise. On the heels of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announcing the seventh round of Regional Economic Development Council award recipients, who…

  • Safety net diploma option added for students with disabilities

    Safety net diploma option added for students with disabilities ALBANY — The Board of Regents expanded the criteria Monday under which a high school student with a disability may graduate with a local diploma.The superintendent determination option was expanded to give students who pass their English and math courses,…

  • Giving the gift of life

    Giving the gift of life LOWVILLE — Little did Jonathan C. Gillette of Lowville suspect a decade ago that he would actually help save someone’s life when he gave a swab sample during a bone marrow drive conducted by DKMS. “A little girl in Carthage needed a bone marrow…

  • Franklin County solid waste authority submits proposal to take in Albany County’s trash

    Franklin County solid waste authority submits proposal to take in Albany County’s trash WESTVILLE –– The County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority expects to hear next month if a proposal that would bring up to an additional 100,000 tons of garbage annually to the county landfill will be…