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4 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Former Gouverneur mayor sentenced to concurrent prison term in Jefferson County

A former Gouverneur mayor already heading to state prison out of St. Lawrence County Court for swindling two people in a real estate dealwas sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to a concurrent prison term for possessing a stolen credit card here.

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Related Topix: Prison, Gouverneur, NY, State Prisons, St Lawrence County, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Red Cross shelter in Carthage to remain open Thursday night

The emergency shelter opened Wednesday at the American Legion Post on West Street will remain open tonight for those displaced from their homes because of recent flooding.

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Related Topix: Carthage, NY, Lowville, NY, Lewis County, NY

North County Public Radio

Black River starts receding, but officials urge caution

People along the Black River in the Watertown area were watching the river closely today, after forecasters predicted the Black would come close to setting a new record for high water as it crested.

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Related Topix: Black River, NY, Watertown, NY, Weather, Carthage, NY, West Carthage, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Nine involved, one injured, in three-car accident in LeRay

A three-car accident on Route 11 in the town of LeRay on Tuesday morning involved nine people, including a 1-year-old boy, and left one of the drivers with head pain.

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Related Topix: Carthage, NY, Felts Mills, NY, Gouverneur, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Flooding causes state of emergency in Lewis County, Carthage and Wilna

Carthage village President G. Wayne McIlroy and town of Wilna Supervisor Paul H. Smith have declared a state of emergency for the municipalities because of flooding.

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Related Topix: Lewis County, NY, Carthage, NY, Fire, West Carthage, NY, Herrings, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Post-Standard

Red Cross opens shelter for Jefferson County flood victims

The American Red Cross will open a shelter Wednesday night for people evacuated from their homes along the Black River in Jefferson County due to flooding.

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Related Topix: Black River, NY, Carthage, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County to conduct airport market study

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators General Services Committee has voted to endorse a $25,000 'True Market Study' to measure passenger activity at Watertown International Airport in an effort to better market the facility to customers.

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Related Topix: Fishers Landing, NY

13WHAM

Report: Convicted upstate NY man died from cyanide

Authorities say a toxicology report has confirmed that a 52-year-old northern New York man who died after being convicted of sexual abuse had ingested cyanide upon hearing the verdict.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

City of Watertown will have to absorb police overtime costs for jail change

City officials were still working out the details before Wednesday morning's deadline that will change the way suspects arrested by city police are held prior to arraignment.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County projects $1.5 million sales tax deficit

Jefferson County is facing a $1.5 million budget shortfall by the end of the year based on first-quarter sales tax collections, according to county Legislator Scott A. Gray, R-Watertown, chairman of the Board of Legislators Finance and Rules Committee.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County Cooperative Extension working on survey of food hubs

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County wants to know whether it should develop local food hubs within the six-county area.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Flood watches issued for central, northern NY

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for a large swath of central and northern New York as melting snow pushes some rivers and streams over their banks.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Black River, NY, Watertown, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

GOP candidates for governor, congress making stops in Potsdam and Massena on Monday

He is making morning stops at Slack Chemical Inc. and Knowlton Technologies in Jefferson County and has an early afternoon tour of Fort Drum scheduled before heading to St. Lawrence County.

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Massena, NY, Fort Drum, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown man accused of falsifying business records

Lawrence M. Young, 49, of 535 Pearl St., was charged Sunday night by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department with falsifying business records.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

North Country Remembered 5,932

Boys residing at the Children's Home of Jefferson County listen to a bedtime story in this photo from a booklet titled 'Centennial of Children's Home of Jefferson County, 1859-1959' by David F. Lane.

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Watertown Daily Times

Temporary solution found for Jefferson County jail holding use

City officials received a temporary reprieve from a directive by the state Commission of Correction that changes the way suspects are held before arraignment.

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Watertown Daily Times

Watertown man urges Northern New Yorkers to get vaccinated after wife dies of flu

Sara J. Piddock Martin was rushed from her Stuart Street home to the emergency room on the evening of Feb. 16, unconscious and without a pulse.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Watertown, NY, Medicine, Influenza

Watertown Daily Times

Department of Labor announces furloughs, cuts to temporary staff

The state Department of Labor has enacted layoffs and furloughs for temporary employees who help job seekers because federal funding that the state received to pay for the staff when unemployment was higher has dried up.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Watertown, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Canton, NY, Lewis County, NY

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lorraine man sentenced for making meth

A town of Lorraine man was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County to six months' time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years' probation for making methamphetamine at his residence.

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Related Topix: Lorraine, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Spirits of unemployed lifted by prospects at Job & Career Expo

Nancy J. Raymond, who has been jobless for three months, left the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center on Thursday feeling upbeat.

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Related Topix: Chaumont, NY, Fort Drum, NY

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