Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries

    Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries Primaries in four states Tuesday – Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont – set up competitive governors, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing…

  • Variety of activities scheduled for Saturday’s ‘Possibilities in the Park’ in Massena

    Variety of activities scheduled for Saturday’s ‘Possibilities in the Park’ in Massena MASSENA — Bounce houses for younger and older kids, bumper balls, raffles, face painting, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, Narcan training and more are in the lineup for Saturday at Springs Park in Massena.“Possibilities in the Park”…

  • Blood drive set at Watertown Municipal Arena

    Blood drive set at Watertown Municipal Arena WATERTOWN — A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Watertown Municipal Arena.The American Red Cross and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring the blood drive at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600…

  • Watertown police department make plans for pending retirements

    Watertown police department make plans for pending retirements WATERTOWN — The city has set aside $75,000 to pay for hiring two academy recruits to prevent a shortage in the police department when a pair of police officers retire in June.Police Chief Charles P. “Chip” Donoghue asked City Council members…

  • Fort Drum hosting joint mass casualty exercise

    Fort Drum hosting joint mass casualty exercise FORT DRUM — Officials of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division emergency response personnel, along with civilian responders, will hold a joint mass casualty exercise today and Thursday.The training exercise is designed to test the installation’s coordination capabilities with north country emergency,…

  • Motorcyclist charged with DWI after crash

    Motorcyclist charged with DWI after crash WATERTOWN — A motorcycle crash in the Northern Credit Union parking lot led to a Watertown man’s arrest Saturday afternoon.Ricky Elmer Frazier, 51, of 23960 White Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a speeding violation and driving a motor vehicle on a…

  • Village of Potsdam’s decision to drop its fourth paid firetruck driver is complicated

    Village of Potsdam’s decision to drop its fourth paid firetruck driver is complicated POTSDAM — Autodialers are complicating a suggestion to cut back or eliminate paid firetruck drivers.The village, in July, was supposed to work with just three paid firetruck drivers instead of four. The fourth driver was retiring…

  • Ogdensburg using hidden cameras to crack down on illegal dumping in city

    Ogdensburg using hidden cameras to crack down on illegal dumping in city OGDENSBURG — The Department of Public Works has joined forces with the city police department to use digital cameras to crack down on the illegal dumping of refuse, animal carcases and other unwanted items.However, the decision to…

  • Flexibility and Versatility brought into the fashion world by Clarkson graduate

    Flexibility and Versatility brought into the fashion world by Clarkson graduate The meaning behind the name of the new versatile and changeable shoe belongs solely to the creator, Damilola Adepoju. “I said, ‘this is perfect. It’s very easy to pronounce and it means something personal to me,’” Mr. Adepoju…

  • Dairymen from across the country unite to solve crisis

    Dairymen from across the country unite to solve crisis ALBANY — Economist Robert D. Wellington echoed a sentiment Monday felt by many dairy farmers and industry leaders wanting to uncork the bloated milk market that has caused farmers’ earnings to plummet. “The bottom line on this is that the…