Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Theresa man pleads guilty to meth charges, gets two years

    Theresa man pleads guilty to meth charges, gets two years WATERTOWN — In Jefferson County Court on Friday, a Theresa man was sentenced to prison for two drug-related offenses after submitting his guilty plea.Richard J. Massia, 35, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree…

  • Fort Drum soldiers convicted in courts martial of indecent recordings, assault, attempted sexual assault of a child

    Fort Drum soldiers convicted in courts martial of indecent recordings, assault, attempted sexual assault of a child FORT DRUM — The following soldiers faced charges in recent court-martial proceedings on post. The results come from a monthly summary of courts-martial Armywide. The release of case results for October and…

  • New pilot shuttle service beginning February in Ogdensburg

    New pilot shuttle service beginning February in Ogdensburg CANTON — Ogdensburg residents will soon have a new way to get around the city.The St. Lawrence County Public Transit System operated by St. Lawrence NYSARC will be starting a four-month pilot of a shuttle service in February.“We’re going to do…

  • Norwood-Norfolk Central School officials beginning talks for principal search, 2018-19 school budget

    Norwood-Norfolk Central School officials beginning talks for principal search, 2018-19 school budget NORFOLK — Although their middle school principal won’t retire until September, Norwood-Norfolk Central School officials are beginning to discuss his replacement.Jonathan R. Sovay notified district officials in January 2017 that he planned to retire on Sept. 27,…

  • For the love of kids: substitute teacher spends 85th birthday in the classroom

    For the love of kids: substitute teacher spends 85th birthday in the classroom CHATEAUGAY — Mary Frances Wheeler spent her 85th birthday doing what she loves –– teaching students at Chateaugay Central School. After the last cows were sold from her family farm, Wheeler –– who had been a…

  • Events scheduled for Higley Flow State Park

    Events scheduled for Higley Flow State Park COLTON — Higley Flow State Park is scheduled to host several events next weekend.Saturday will feature the Country Citizens XC Ski Race. The 5K classic begins at 10 a.m., with a $10 entry fee. The 5K Skate begins at 11 a.m., with…

  • NNY church ‘Not a Gun-Free Zone’

    NNY church ‘Not a Gun-Free Zone’ MEXICO — The Rev. Ronald Russell said he will do whatever is needed to keep his parishioners safe.And if that means allowing guns into church, so be it.Russell, pastor of the Lighthouse Church of God on South Jefferson Street, Mexico, has deemed his…

  • Adams icon Belloff’s still standing

    Adams icon Belloff’s still standing ADAMS — The big green building at 21 N. Main St., which has been home to Belloff’s Department Store for more than a century, has seen its share of ups and downs — literally. In the spring of 1981, about 50 feet of sidewalk…

  • American IJC commissioner to speak at Save the River conference

    American IJC commissioner to speak at Save the River conference CLAYTON — The American chairwoman of the International Joint Commission will speak about managing water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, a year after the implementation of the much-maligned Plan 2014 regulations.IJC Commissioner Lana Pollack will…

  • Officials keeping a wary eye on rivers, thermometers as weekend weather could result in more flooding

    Officials keeping a wary eye on rivers, thermometers as weekend weather could result in more flooding FORT COVINGTON — Franklin County and local emergency responders will be keeping a close eye on area waterways this weekend, as rising temperatures could exacerbate flooding or create problems in new locations.“We’re definitely…