Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Stefanik cosponsors bipartisan bill to address Russian election interference

    Stefanik cosponsors bipartisan bill to address Russian election interference U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, announced Wednesday that she is cosponsoring a bill with Rep. Val Demmings, D-Fla., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., to counter Russian election interference.“Congresswoman Stefanik will be working with her colleagues to gain more bipartisan…

  • Watertown lawmakers might cut drug task force detective

    Watertown lawmakers might cut drug task force detective WATERTOWN — With drug arrests continuing to increase, City Council members are opposing a proposal to spend nearly $62,000 to add a detective position for the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force.City Police Chief Charles P. “Chip” Donoghue had asked council members to…

  • Water to be drawn down in Hannawa Falls today

    Water to be drawn down in Hannawa Falls today HANNAWA FALLS — Brookfield Renewable will lower the water level at the Hannawa Falls dam by four feet today. The drawdown will help with the replacement of the flashboards and aid in the safety of the workers. The water elevation…

  • K-9 teams compete in inaugural Top Dog obstacle course at Fort Drum

    K-9 teams compete in inaugural Top Dog obstacle course at Fort Drum FORT DRUM — Officer Wayne W. McConnell of the Watertown Police Department worked up a bit of sweat after going through an obstacle course at Fort Drum on Wednesday afternoon.His partner, Ricky, while he was panting, seemed…

  • Ogdensburg seeking grant to replace culled ash trees

    Ogdensburg seeking grant to replace culled ash trees OGDENSBURG — As the city continues to take down its urban ash tree stands, the municipality is simultaneously seeking grant money to replace the fallen trees with another species.An application has been prepared that seeks $50,000 from the Great Lakes Restoration…

  • St. Lawrence County has roughly 70 deficient bridges, 30 percent of roads have major deficiency

    St. Lawrence County has roughly 70 deficient bridges, 30 percent of roads have major deficiency CANTON — Like other parts of the state, St. Lawrence County continues to grapple with aging roads, bridges and culverts that need costly repairs or replacement.“We’re probably similar to most counties in the state,…

  • Garage, car burn in Alexandria Bay fire

    Garage, car burn in Alexandria Bay fire ALEXANDRIA BAY — Firefighters responded to a call for a garage fire around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at 20772 St. Lawrence Park Road.AAlexandria Bay Fire Department Chief David VanBrocklin said the garage was destroyed and a car was burned. Mr. VanBrocklin said the…