Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Syracuse woman charged with possessing drugs in Adams

    Syracuse woman charged with possessing drugs in Adams ADAMS — State police on Saturday charged a Syracuse woman with possessing drugs.Tashia A. Hall, 44, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.Stemming from a complaint Saturday morning in the town of Adams,…

  • White House budget director open to removing Obamacare mandate repeal from tax overhaul bill

    White House budget director open to removing Obamacare mandate repeal from tax overhaul bill WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget director said Sunday that the White House is open to removing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate from the GOP legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax…

  • Mugabe is ousted from his ruling party in Zimbabwe

    Mugabe is ousted from his ruling party in Zimbabwe After hours of deliberations, Zimbabwe’s governing party on Sunday expelled its leader, President Robert Mugabe, 93, as he remained locked in negotiations at the State House with the country’s army generals about his departure.The stunning rebuke by the central committee…

  • Capitol Hill roiled by sexual harassment claims — old and new

    Capitol Hill roiled by sexual harassment claims — old and new WASHINGTON — The ongoing deluge of sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill has put old claims — including those against President Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton — in the spotlight.In an interview on ABC’s “This Week…

  • Nuclear safety board warns of trouble ahead at Hanford, but could lose role under Trump

    Nuclear safety board warns of trouble ahead at Hanford, but could lose role under Trump An unfinished $16.8 billion complex to treat chemical and radioactive waste at the Hanford site in Central Washington continues to have problems that risk explosions and radioactive releases from unintended nuclear reactions, according to…

  • Jefferson County nonprofits kick off #GiveNNY philanthropy campaign

    Jefferson County nonprofits kick off #GiveNNY philanthropy campaign WATERTOWN — Joining in on Giving Tuesday, a host of local nonprofits have kicked off a two-week philanthropy campaign in Jefferson County called #giveNNY.Give NNY began Monday and will run through Nov. 28 — Giving Tuesday.The recent charitable phenomenon has become…

  • Village of Potsdam announces parking restrictions

    Village of Potsdam announces parking restrictions POTSDAM — Effective Nov. 27, parking on village streets is prohibited from 2 to 6 a.m. Vehicles found parked during these hours can be ticketed and towed, per section 168-22 of the Village Code. Vehicles must also be removed from village overnight parking…

  • United Way raises $430,000 for 2018 grants

    United Way raises 0,000 for 2018 grants After a series of fundraising campaigns, the United Way of NNY announced Friday it will be able to award $430,000 in 2018 grants to its partner agencies in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties.According to CEO Robert D. Gorman, the money was…

  • Newly elected Canton town supervisor discusses priorities

    Newly elected Canton town supervisor discusses priorities CANTON — Determining how the town’s bookkeeping duties will be handled after Town Supervisor David T. Button leaves office Dec. 31 is one of the first tasks faced by supervisor-elect Mary Ann Ashley and the rest of the Town Board.Ms. Ashley won’t…

  • Jefferson Elementary School holds successful dessert drive for Neighborhood Center

    Jefferson Elementary School holds successful dessert drive for Neighborhood Center MASSENA — Just before Thanksgiving every year, students at Jefferson Elementary School make sure the needy in the community have something to be thankful for during the holiday season.The school holds a drive in which all of the classrooms…