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Yearly Archives: 2018

  • Five Guys one step closer to Potsdam

    Five Guys one step closer to Potsdam POTSDAM — The County Planning Board ceded the possibility of a full review for the new Five Guys fast food restaurant, offering only recommendations for the plan. “It won’t be held for full review, and instead sent back for local action,” said…

  • Parents learn internet safety tips

    Parents learn internet safety tips CHAUMONT — Parents who attended a presentation by PIVOT and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday night learned about how to keep their children’s smartphone use safe.The presentation was held at Lyme Central School and put together by Deputy Carrie A. Mangino, resource officer…

  • Part-time police officer fired after grand larceny and drug arrest

    Part-time police officer fired after grand larceny and drug arrest MASSENA — The off-duty Norwood police officer has been fired from that part-time job after being charged with stealing nearly $30,000 from a Home Depot, where he was working full time.Massena Village police on May 17 charged Christopher J.…

  • Massena Central School District announces Spartan as new mascot

    Massena Central School District announces Spartan as new mascot MASSENA — A Spartan will serve as the new mascot for the Massena Central School District following several months of study.It replaces the current “M” that has been used after the district phased out the former Indian chief logo over…

  • Canton extends terms of mayor, trustees

    Canton extends terms of mayor, trustees CANTON — The village board has passed local laws that extend term lengths for village officials from two to four years.Village Mayor Michael Dalton said the laws passed unanimously during Monday’s board meeting following a public hearing. One law extends the terms of…

  • West Carthage approves tentative union agreement

    West Carthage approves tentative union agreement WEST CARTHAGE — The village Board of Trustees at the May 21 meeting approved a tentative agreement with the Teamsters Union, which represents the Department of Public Works employees. According to village mayor Scott M. Burto, the five-year contract adjusts vacation time to…

  • Ellisburg man arraigned in court on charges of sexually assaulting a child

    Ellisburg man arraigned in court on charges of sexually assaulting a child WATERTOWN — Jason Loomis, 35, Ellisburg, was arraigned Wednesday in Jefferson County Court on a sealed indictment charging him with first-degree predatory sexual assault of a child, a class A felony; first-degree course of sexual conduct against…

  • Norwood residents approve $1,000 increase in library budget, four elected to board

    Norwood residents approve ,000 increase in library budget, four elected to board NORWOOD — The Norwood Public Library will see a $1,000 increase in its budget after village residents voted 59 to 26 in favor of the proposition in Tuesday’s election.That will increase the tax levy by $1,000 over…

  • Deal that allows local Dish customers to watch NBC programs expires

    Deal that allows local Dish customers to watch NBC programs expires WATERTOWN — A deal that allows local Dish Network customers to view NBC programs expired Monday night. But officials from NBC Watertown and its owner, SagamoreHill Broadcasting, haven’t given up on negotiating a new agreement.President and CEO Louis…