Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Sex offenders lodged in homes for developmentally disabled

    Sex offenders lodged in homes for developmentally disabled Six registered sex offenders are living in group homes with the developmentally disabled in Washington and Saratoga counties, according to part of an analysis by an advocacy group for the disabled.The analysis was prompted by an outcry over a proposal to…

  • DEC announces proposed modification to St. Lawrence conservation easement

    DEC announces proposed modification to St. Lawrence conservation easement HOPKINTON — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Wednesday proposed modifications to the Long Pond Conservation Easement. The modifications would allow 15 of the camps where rights have expired to stay, with each camp retaining a one-acre…

  • Lewis County hospital board discusses 2019 budget progress

    Lewis County hospital board discusses 2019 budget progress LOWVILLE — The Lewis County General Hospital Board held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the progress being made on the 2019 budget.According to Chief Financial Officer Jeffery W. Hellinger, while gross revenues are up 5.8 percent and there has been…

  • Ogdensburg Salvation Army has new husband and wife commanders

    Ogdensburg Salvation Army has new husband and wife commanders OGDENSBURG — A new husband and wife team have taken over command of the Salvation Army in Ogdensburg.Capt. Ann Marie and Lt. Mark Devanney said their initial goal is to build on the Salvation Army work already accomplished in the…

  • Muggles try wizarding lifestyle at Akwesasne Harry Potter Fest

    Muggles try wizarding lifestyle at Akwesasne Harry Potter Fest AKWESASNE — Families dusted off their cloaks and readied their wands at Generations Park on Saturday for the Harry Potter Fall Fest, put on by the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment.The event combined games based on the children’s fantasy series…

  • The making of ‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’

    The making of ‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’ FORT DRUM — A fierce battle involving Fort Drum soldiers in Somalia began on Oct. 3, 1993, with a radio transmission — “black hawk down.”The majority of Americans learned about how U.S. and United Nations forces came to the rescue…

  • Dam repairs keep Norwood water levels at unusual lows (VIDEO)

    Dam repairs keep Norwood water levels at unusual lows (VIDEO) NORWOOD — A year after repairs were made to the dam along the northern portion of the Raquette River known as Norwood Lake, water levels have been lowered again by Brookfield Renewable to make new repairs at the base…

  • Juried Art Show and Sale

    Juried Art Show and Sale CANTON — From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, more than 30 artists and craftspeople from around the region will be showing and selling their fine art and handcrafts. This juried art show and sale is part of the 17th annual Remington Arts Festival,…

  • JCC to hold free retail workforce training next month

    JCC to hold free retail workforce training next month WATERTOWN — For the unemployed, underemployed, and those just starting to look for jobs, Jefferson Community College is providing a free, three-week training program to learn retail skills.“We’re not necessarily training people for an entry level job,” said Kathleen Morris,…

  • Port of Ogdensburg agriculture project complete as grain shipments grow

    Port of Ogdensburg agriculture project complete as grain shipments grow OGDENSBURG — A multimillion-dollar project to build new grain bins at the Port of Ogdensburg has been completed, laying the groundwork for increased usage of the facility for the movement and storage of the agricultural commodity.The port’s enhanced capacity…