Category Archives: Local News

  • Dwight D. Russell

    Dwight D. Russell pMASSENA/TEXAS – Mr. Dwight D. “Shorty” Russell, 63, of Kemp, Texas and a native of Massena, unexpectedly passed away early Wednesday morning, February 17, 2016 at East Texas Medical Center – Cedar Creek Lake in Gun Barrell City, Texas. There will be no calling hours. A…

  • Stephen R. Johnson

    Stephen R. Johnson pStephen R. Johnson, 65, Watertown and formerly of W. V., died February 18, 2016. Services will be at the convenience of his family and arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project and online condolences may be…

  • ‘A black president, yay’: 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl (VIDEO)

    ‘A black president, yay’: 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl (VIDEO) pWASHINGTON — Virginia McLaurin’s life isn’t easy. Last winter, she battled bedbugs in her Washington, D.C., apartment. This year, mega-snowstorm “Snowzilla” trapped her inside for several days./ppShe also happens to be almost 107 years old./ppNone…

  • Barbara Ann Fenzel

    Barbara Ann Fenzel pBarbara Ann Fenzel, 71, of St. Lawrence Park Rd., Alexandria Bay, passed away early Sunday morning at Hospice of Jefferson County in Watertown, NY, where she had been cared for since February 12, 2016./ppBarbara was born on March 11, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of…

  • Evelyn J. Burmingham

    Evelyn J. Burmingham pTurin – Evelyn J. Burmingham, 89, of West Main St., widow of William, passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 21, 2016, while under the care of her loving family and Lewis Co. Hospice./ppShe was born in Lyons Falls, on August 26, 1926, a daughter…

  • Troopers investigate fatal Brainardsville fire

    Troopers investigate fatal Brainardsville fire pBRAINARDSVILLE –– State police are investigating a fire that resulted in the death of a Brainardsville man early Saturday morning./ppStephen Harrigan, 53, died when he was apparently trapped in his burning home at 275 state Route 190, Franklin County Coroner Hubert Wilcox said. An…

  • Villages have two ways to launch dissolution process

    Villages have two ways to launch dissolution process CANTON — Villages in New York state that want to consider dissolving have two ways to initiate the process, according to state law. Faced with higher expenses and enticed by state incentive aid, a few north county villages are considering dissolving…

  • Falconry and wildlife rehabilitator exams offered by state

    Falconry and wildlife rehabilitator exams offered by state pALBANY — The state is offering licensing exams for people who want to rehabilitate wildlife or practice falconry./ppThe state Department of Environmental Conservation says the exams will be held at the agency’s regional offices on April 8. Exams also will be…

  • Ritchie bill restricts purchasing of junk, luxury foods with SNAP benefits

    Ritchie bill restricts purchasing of junk, luxury foods with SNAP benefits pOreo cookies and crab legs could come off the menu for those using state benefits to purchase food should a state Senate bill work its way through the Legislature and gain the governor’s favor. /ppSen. Patricia A. Ritchie,…

  • Business incubator board lowers rent for airsoft adventure simulation business

    Business incubator board lowers rent for airsoft adventure simulation business pWATERTOWN — A combat simulation adventure business has been given a final reprieve by the Watertown Center for Business and Industry./ppThe Watertown Industrial Center’s board of directors unanimously agreed Tuesday to lower the monthly payment for Watertown Airsoft, which…