Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Limo recommendations in New York went unheeded following deadly crash in 2015

    Limo recommendations in New York went unheeded following deadly crash in 2015 ALBANY — A July 2015 limousine crash killed four young women as they left a Long Island winery. Two months later, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office convened a special grand jury to examine the circumstances surrounding…

  • Photographer Betty Steele formally honored by Ogdensburg Historic Commission

    Photographer Betty Steele formally honored by Ogdensburg Historic Commission OGDENSBURG — Noted north country photographer Betty Steele was formally honored Monday night with the Elizabeth Baxter Award for a lifetime of using her camera to help preserve the history of Ogdensburg and the region.Ogdensburg Historic Commission President Kathie Wade…

  • Gouverneur woman gets prison for attempted arson

    Gouverneur woman gets prison for attempted arson CANTON — A Gouverneur woman found guilty following a non-jury trial for arson was sent to prison Monday in St. Lawrence County Court.Mary E. Yerdon, also known as Mary E. McIntosh, 51, of 316 W. Main St., formerly of 230 E. Main…

  • Solitary debate in 116th Assembly still an issue of controversy

    Solitary debate in 116th Assembly still an issue of controversy CANTON — What is likely to be the only debate in the 116th district Assembly race, held on Oct. 8 at SUNY Canton, is still the subject of controversy.The Republican challenger, Mark C. Walczyk, is running against incumbent Assemblywoman…

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visits Watertown to announce support for health care reform

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visits Watertown to announce support for health care reform WATERTOWN — For the second time this year, U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., visited the city on Monday to talk about health care reform. At the North Country Family Health Center, Sen. Gillibrand spoke about a…

  • Brownville town council completes preliminary 2019 budget

    Brownville town council completes preliminary 2019 budget BROWNVILLE — The Town Council has prepared its preliminary budget for the 2019 fiscal year and will meet to review it at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the town office.Attendees will be able to share comments on the proposed budget, which…

  • Fired Alexandria clerk sues to get job back

    Fired Alexandria clerk sues to get job back ALEXANDRIA BAY — The fired confidential clerk of Alexandria Town Court is suing the town in an attempt to get her job back.Jamie Sanchez, who was fired June 21, has filed action in state Supreme Court against the town board asking…

  • Invasive fish new to north country spotted near Akwesasne

    Invasive fish new to north country spotted near Akwesasne AKWESASNE — An invasive fish with no previous recorded sightings in the north country was found in the American portion of St. Lawrence River last month. Matthew Windle, an aquatic biologist with the St. Lawrence River Institute, Cornwall, Ontario, said…

  • Madrid-Waddington high school to host talks on e-cigarette, opioid epidemics

    Madrid-Waddington high school to host talks on e-cigarette, opioid epidemics MADRID — A wave of electronics is spilling into the hallways of north country schools, encouraging students toward its fruity, addictive smoke. “Eighth grade last year was the earliest I had seen it in recent times,” Joe K. Binion,…

  • Massena mayor shares concerns about pedestrian safety in downtown core

    Massena mayor shares concerns about pedestrian safety in downtown core MASSENA — Massena Mayor Timmy J. Currier says he’s concerned about pedestrian safety, particularly on Main Street in the downtown core.One area that has him especially concerned is the crosswalk near the former Clopman’s Furniture building in downtown Massena.…