Category Archives: Northern New York

  • DOT rejects bids for Clayton historic district projects

    DOT rejects bids for Clayton historic district projects CLAYTON — Four contractors’ proposals to reconstruct the roads in the village’s historic district, a project that will allow overhead cables to be replaced with underground ones, have all been rejected by the state Department of Transportation. The department sent out…

  • JCC revenues down 4.5 percent from last year, matching enrollment

    JCC revenues down 4.5 percent from last year, matching enrollment WATERTOWN — Jefferson Community College has seen a drop in revenues this semester, matching a drop in enrollment.“We’re down about 4.5 percent on revenue for fall tuition,” said vice president for administration and finance, Daniel J. Dupee II. The…

  • Lighthouse owners appeal for wind farm review funds rejected

    Lighthouse owners appeal for wind farm review funds rejected ALBANY — State officials rejected an appeal Monday from the owners of the lighthouse on Galloo Island for funds to help represent their interests during the review of a large-scale wind farm.Anthony D. and Cara C. Dibnah sent a request…

  • Historic fort site in Ogdensburg should grow incrementally in coming years, study urges

    Historic fort site in Ogdensburg should grow incrementally in coming years, study urges OGDENSBURG — Officials involved with the Fort de la Presentation project at Van Rensselaer Point should continue to improve the site incrementally in the coming years and not focus solely on construction of a multi-million-dollar visitor…

  • Samaritan Medical Center among hospitals recognized for surgical patient care

    Samaritan Medical Center among hospitals recognized for surgical patient care WATERTOWN — Samaritan Medical Center is one of 83 hospitals nationwide to receive recognition for its surgical patient care. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, which administers the award, is a nationally-validated program. The goal…

  • Former Watertown resident to announce candidacy for President

    Former Watertown resident to announce candidacy for President WATERTOWN — At 2 p.m. Thursday, a former Watertown man, L. Jeffry Stabins, 58, will announce his candidacy for president of the United States at the Italian American Club here.Mr. Stabins graduated from Watertown High School in 1978 and served as…

  • Hallett to resign as LeRay town justice

    Hallett to resign as LeRay town justice EVANS MILLS — John W. Hallett has resigned from his position as a Town of LeRay justice.Mr. Hallett, a Watertown lawyer, will officially retire on Dec. 21, according to Ron Taylor, town supervisor. Mr. Taylor said Mr. Hallett had one year left…

  • The Geminids, 2018’s best meteor shower, peak Thursday and Friday

    The Geminids, 2018’s best meteor shower, peak Thursday and Friday Set your calendars for next Thursday night. The annual Geminid meteor shower will light the skies with a display of shooting stars all night long.At its peak, close to 100 meteors per hour will streak across the sky in…

  • Local man sentenced to one-and-a-half years conditional discharge following DWI charge

    Local man sentenced to one-and-a-half years conditional discharge following DWI charge WATERTOWN — A local man was sentenced to 1½ years of conditional discharge in Jefferson County court on Monday.Brandon J. Rockwell, 32, address not available, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while impaired by drugs and the violation of…

  • Watertown man accused of criminal possession of weapon, menacing

    Watertown man accused of criminal possession of weapon, menacing WATERTOWN — A Watertown man was charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon by state police at 1:53 p.m. on Thursday.Sean L. Lawwill, 33, was additionally charged with the misdemeanor second-degree menacing with a weapon.He allegedly brandished a…