Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research?

    Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research? pJonathan Lundgren is buying a parcel of land – a scrubby, 30-acre plot just north of Brookings, South Dakota – from which he hopes to lead a revolution. An entomologist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service,…

  • Chief Justice Rejects Effort to Block EPA Limit on Power Plants

    Chief Justice Rejects Effort to Block EPA Limit on Power Plants pWASHINGTON — In a significant victory for the Obama administration, Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday refused to block an Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants./ppRoberts rejected an…

  • Village of Clayton residents express concern about possible “betterments” with the DOT road project

    Village of Clayton residents express concern about possible “betterments” with the DOT road project pCLAYTON — Village of Clayton residents expressed concerns over costs of possible additions to the State Department of Transportation’s $8 million road reconstruction project./ppThe Department of Transportation held a public information meeting on Wednesday at…

  • Justice Department grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server

    Justice Department grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server pWASHINGTON — The Justice Department has granted immunity to the former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to…

  • Mitt Romney: ‘Trump is a phony, a fraud’ who is ‘playing the American public for suckers’

    Mitt Romney: ‘Trump is a phony, a fraud’ who is ‘playing the American public for suckers’ pSALT LAKE CITY – Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, plans to deliver a sharp broadside against Donald Trump on Thursday, slamming the GOP’s leading candidate as pandemonium sweeps the Republican Party./ppIn…

  • Police report finding malnourished child, two arrested

    Police report finding malnourished child, two arrested p/ppCANTON — A Canton woman was sent to jail Wednesday after police said they found a severely malnourished child in her care./ppShelly R. Shirley, 44, Canton, was arraigned in Town of Waddington Court on a count of first-degree assault and a count…

  • Clinton Street to shine brightly again by end of next week

    Clinton Street to shine brightly again by end of next week pWATERTOWN — The lights along Clinton Street will finally be back on next week./ppAfter being in the dark for about four months, the decorative lampposts along a block of Clinton Street will be beaming with light by the…

  • Massena village trustees commit to spending $90,000 to complete Aluminum Trail project

    Massena village trustees commit to spending ,000 to complete Aluminum Trail project pMASSENA — The footbridge in Massena will get a face-lift as part of an Aluminum Trail project that began in 2006./ppFacing the prospect of having to pay back $229,136.50 in federal funding if they didn’t finish the…

  • Proposed legislation may boost north country school-based clinics

    Proposed legislation may boost north country school-based clinics pWATERTOWN — Several school-based health centers in the north country may benefit from bicameral federal legislation introduced Friday./ppIntroduced by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters — both Democrats from Michigan — and Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of California, the “Hallways…