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9 hrs ago | Skift

FAA Losing Drone Regulatory Battle So Far

The FAA has been able to keep pace with developments on the ground - or in the case of commercial drone operations - in the air.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Glen Park, NY

13 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Man, 21, dies in North Country ATV crash

State police say a 21-year-old man has died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in northern New York.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, NY, Plessis, NY

Yesterday | Watertown Daily Times

Paul Trudeau the best candidate for sheriff

Paul Trudeau, the undersheriff of Jefferson County, is seeking to become sheriff in the coming election.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Post-Standard

Jefferson County soldier hit wife with car, state police say

A soldier in Jefferson County is accused of hitting his wife with his car, the New York State Police said.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, NY, Evans Mills, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Assemblywoman secures $5,000 for one-room schoolhouse project

Although officials with the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum had spent approximately $42,000 to restore a one-room schoolhouse, they still had about $9,000 in unpaid bills, according to museum Secretary Roger S. Austin.

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Related Topix: Theresa, NY, Russell, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Education Etc., Madrid, NY

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Democrat Susan Sovie seeks Jefferson County Family Court judge seat

It's been a few years since Susan A. Sovie decided she wanted to be an advocate for children, but a few things - the big things - remain the same.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Sackets Harbor, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown man faces several new charges in connection to sex trafficking ring

Ronnell D. Wilson, 33, of 819 Bronson St., faces two counts of predatory sexual assault, four counts of sex trafficking, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment and one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sex act and third-degree aggravated sexual abuse.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Violent Crime, Drugs

Watertown Daily Times

Alcohol, Substance Abuse Council to become PIVOT

The turning point of recent health care changes is summed up in one word for the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County: PIVOT.

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Watertown Daily Times

Plans for south Jefferson waterline build momentum

For homeowners in southwestern Jefferson County, many of whom use wells, access to municipal water pumped from Lake Ontario would be a major improvement.

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Related Topix: Ontario, NY, Lorraine, NY, Ellisburg, NY, Watertown, NY, Adams, NY

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Nonprofit that helps the blind, visually impaired celebrates 95 years

Known in 1948 as the Jefferson County Association for the Blind, the nonprofit group gathered to celebrate with a silver tea party the opening of new agency headquarters at 321 Prospect St. Ninety-five years later, agency staff will re-create the celebration, honoring founders, board members and past and present clients, including those who have ... (more)

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Watertown Daily Times

MRAP issue still alive on Jefferson County board

In the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo., Jefferson County legislators have once again begun debating the merits of an armored vehicle obtained last year by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Calcium, NY, Watertown, NY, Cape Vincent, NY, Great Bend, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Home sweet home: Jefferson Community College cuts ribbon on new dormitory

When Jefferson Community College opened in 1961 in downtown Watertown, it appealed to aspiring students from across the county looking for an efficient way to extend their high school education and better prepare for the demands of the workplace while staying close to home.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, US Military, Fort Drum, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County sheriff candidates appear together for the first time at forum

Democrats Colleen M. O'Neill and Paul W. Trudeau and Republican John R. Bocciolatt used a candidates forum Tuesday at the Dulles State Office Building to test their speaking skills on supporters and pitch themselves to voters.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Glen Park, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Plan for Honda dealership takes 90 degree turn toward I-81

The Honda dealership planned at the Bradley Street corporate park is expected to take a 90-degree turn, according to a site plan presented Tuesday during the Jefferson County Planning Board's meeting at the town's headquarters in the Clayton Opera House.

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Related Topix: Sandy Creek, NY, Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

In need of cash, Carthage Paperboard asks agencies for $1 million

Carthage Specialty Paperboard, which finished a $3 million expansion this month, is asking public agencies to finance $1 million in loans for cash flow after spending more than it expected on the project.

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Related Topix: Carthage, NY, Lowville, NY

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

A Conservative Party candidate in the 116th Assembly District contest announced Monday that he had challenged his opponents to a debate Tuesday, but he might be the only one there.

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Related Topix: Lisbon, NY, Potsdam, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, US News, Russell, NY

Empire State News

Comptroller releases municipal audits

Village of Clifton Springs Board Oversight The board has generally adopted adequate policies and procedures, but there are still areas in need of improvement.

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Related Topix: Ontario County, NY, Clifton Springs, NY, Wyoming County, NY, New York Mills, NY, Oneida County, NY

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Construction starts on Precision Wash at Northland Plaza in Watertown

Construction workers have begun building a Precision Wash car wash outside Northland Plaza off Eastern Boulevard - a project that is expected improve the look of the long-vacant parcel.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Rome, NY, Evans Mills, NY, New Hartford, NY

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

July unemployment declines in three NNY counties

Unemployment rates for July are down from last year in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, according to statistics released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, NY, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Lewis County, NY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Your News Now

Woolf, Stefanik Spar Over Social Security

Two of the three candidates vying for New York's 21st Congressional District seat campaigned in Jefferson County Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Cape Vincent, NY, Sackets Harbor, NY, Medicare, Health

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