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Black River, New York is located in Jefferson County. Zip codes in Black River, NY include 13612. The median home price in Black River is $164,900. More Black River information.

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Monday | Watertown Daily Times

Watertown man sentenced to 7 years in prison for sexual contact with child

A city man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to seven years in state prison for having sexual contact with a child over a three-year period. Joshua P. Koutrakos, 27, whose last known address was 1007 Bronson St., was also ordered to undergo seven additional years of supervision and register with the state as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

City officially fires suspended water department employee

Water Superintendent Michael J. Sligar confirmed that Brian D. Gaffney, the water filtration plant's chief operator, has been “dismissed.” Mr. Gaffney was suspended April 24 after the city accused him of insubordination. Mr. Gaffney was suspended after he ignored an order by his boss, Mr. Sligar, to turn off a water gate at the Huntington Street water filtration plant on April 16, while the Black River was under the threat of potential flooding, his attorney, Lawrence M. “Micah” Ordway, said in June.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Black River woman accused of stealing gasoline

Kim M. Stone, 49, 204 W. Remington St., Black River, was charged by Watertown city police with petit larceny Thursday after allegedly stealing gasoline earlier in the month at Stewart's Shops locations. Police said an investigation found the suspect allegedly stole gasoline, valued at $52.89, 7:50 a.m. Aug. 31 from Stewart's, 508 Mill St. In addition, she allegedly stole gasoline, valued at $63.68, 11:36 p.m. Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Indictment: Watertown man stole marijuana, other items at gunpoint

A third man has been indicted on allegations that he participated in a 2012 armed robbery in which marijuana and other items were stolen. Otto D. Coello, 24, Watertown, is charged with single counts of first-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree criminal use of a firearm, two counts of second-degree robbery and three counts each of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Black River man charged following meth lab bust

A village man was accused of making and possessing methamphetamine by state police after a massive raid Tuesday night at a trailer park on West Remington Street. Developing information with the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force, state police secured a search warrant for the 204 W. Remington St. residence of Kim M. Stone, 49. Raiding the home at 9:40 p.m., police said they were able to find as many as four portable pots used in the creation of methamphetamine, along with 9 ounces of the drug.

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Watertown Daily Times

Black River Water levels to be lowered near Herrings

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group has announced the Black River water level behind the Herrings Dam between the villages of Herring and Carthage will be lowered by approximately 1.3 feet starting Wednesday, Sept. 17. The lower water level will allow the power company to perform routine maintenance Thursday, Sept.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

CASA volunteers may receive group or individual training

The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Jefferson County used to be one of the best-kept secrets in the area, but program director Courtney A. R. Shatraw has worked hard to change that. Throughout the past 3.5 months on the job, Mrs. Shatraw has increased outreach efforts and expanded CASA volunteer training opportunities to include individualized sessions.

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Watertown Daily Times

Council drops reopening Riverwalk to traffic, paying for deck at Maggiea s

After hearing a number of obstacles and problems associated with the change, the Watertown City Council agreed it was not a good idea to convert the park's walkway into a one-way street. They learned that curbs would have to be moved, a stairway leading from the Black River Parkway was in the way, and conflicts with parking spaces were among the issues needing to be resolved if the park was opened to traffic.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Rained on, not out: Weather reduced the crowd for annual Black River Fall Fest

Turnout for such events will largely depend on what it's like outside. Some activities call for extreme weather conditions, and so the forecasts in these cases won't matter that much.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Group from Western New York exploring Watertowna s caves

At about 5 feet, 7 inches and 170 pounds, Benjamin D. Brown can barely squeeze through many of the crevices and caves that meander underneath the area of Newell Street. Much of the time, he's crawling on his belly.

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Watertown Daily Times

City Council to discuss opening Riverwalk park to vehicle traffic

City Council members are expected to learn more tonight about what it would take to open up the city-owned Veterans Memorial Riverwalk to vehicle traffic once again. City Engineer Kurt W. Hauk said Friday that he plans to give a report about converting the park's pedestrian walkway into a one-way street.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Making meth gets Watertown man two-year prison term

Raymond E. Cooley Jr., 29, whose last known address was 200 William St., Apt. D5, also was ordered to undergo two additional years of supervision upon his release from prison after pleading guilty Aug. 1 to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Black River Fall Fest is Saturday in Watertown

The 2014 Black River Fall Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday on Public Square. The annual festival also features a car show in the J.B. Wise Parking Lot.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Pedestrian hospitalized in Watertown after being hit by Henderson motorist

A city resident was taken to Samaritan Medical Center on Wednesday after being hit by a motorist near the intersection of Coffeen Street, North Meadow Street and the Black River Parkway.

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Watertown Daily Times

Citya s damaged deck behind Maggiea s may not be repaired

The City Council has shown no interest in spending the $33,000 that it would take to repair the damaged deck at Maggie's on the River.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

State OKs use of Maggiea s deck for food; repairs must still be made

The state has finally given permission for Maggie's on the River to serve food and alcohol on the city-owned deck overlooking the Black River.

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Freeze Watch for Jefferson County was issued at September 17 at 4:00PM EDT

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