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  • New app helps veterans find services, programs

    pA new app will ease veteran access to needed services and programs./ppAnnounced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday, the “NYS Veterans” app, which can be downloaded free of charge for iOS and Android platforms, will help the state’s 900,000 veterans connect with health care, housing, employment and education materials…

  • British soldiers “raid” Ogdensburg home, take three hostages in battle re-enactment

    pOGDENSBURG — It’s not every day that British soldiers raid an American home, take three people hostage and loot the place./ppThat’s what happened Saturday afternoon while Kathryn A. Rhinehold was hosting a party for about 25 family members and friends at her 401 Washington St. home./pp“They beat on the…

  • Ogdensburg school district using $2.2 million grant for technology upgrades

    pOGDENSBURG — City school officials will begin purchasing new computer hardware and security cameras in the coming months, paid for with a portion of $2,264,871 received through the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014./ppThe $2 billion bond act was approved by voters in a statewide referendum in November…

  • Apple’s help to government in 2008 Watertown molestation case may have set precedent in current privacy debate

    pAs Apple fights a request from the federal government to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a San Bernardino gunman, the company’s help in a 2008 child molestation case in Watertown may have set precedent./ppApple gave assistance to state police and other officials looking into an early iPhone model…

  • Jefferson Community College, SUNY offer help with financial aid applications

    pWATERTOWN — Paying for a college education can be a daunting proposition and navigating the myriad financial aid options can be an equally challenging task./ppThat is why Jefferson Community College hosted a State University of New York Financial Aid Day on Saturday at its Coffeen Street campus, part of…

  • Ogdensburg man sentenced to prison for drug sales, possession

    pCANTON — An Ogdensburg man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday in St. Lawrence County Court for selling and possessing cocaine in Ogdensburg last year./ppJoseph A. “Drama” Peterkin Jr., 34, of 1105 Mechanic St., formerly of Brooklyn, was found guilty following a trial on Jan. 7 on…

  • Clarkson looking for the best St. Lawrence entrepreneur for its 2016 award

    pPOTSDAM — Clarkson University is accepting nominees for its award for the best entrepreneurs in St. Lawrence County./ppThe university’s Reh Center for Entrepreneurship will consider local business owners in St. Lawrence County to receive its Entrepreneur of the Year Award./ppNominees must employ fewer than 20 people to be considered…

  • Norwood-Norfolk superintendent shares concerns about bus, vehicle incidents

    pNORFOLK — Norwood-Norfolk Central School Superintendent James M. Cruikshank is asking drivers to be more vigilant after two collisions with district buses in a one-week span./ppHe reported that in a Feb. 11 incident, one of the district’s buses was rear-ended while dropping students off./pp“The bus was stopped and the…

  • West Carthage Planning Board OKs sign

    pWEST CARTHAGE — During its February meeting, the village Planning Board approved a request by Michael Lundy to erect a new sign for the Franklin Street Plaza near the Broad Street intersection./ppMr. Lundy proposed to remove the four individual panels and replace it with a box so the panels…