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Saturday Jul 19 | Watertown Daily Times

Man shot while riding ATV Friday night in Rutland

According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a shots fired with injury call on Route 3 at 11:34 p.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Black River, NY

Saturday Jul 19 | Watertown Daily Times

Economists cite public fear, winter blues for lag in sales tax returns in Jefferson, Lewis counties

Sales tax returns are down in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties - two of the three north country counties - but why? “The lag or stagnation in sales tax figures are reflective of the economy in upstate New York and most of the United States,” said Mark A. LaVigne, deputy director of the New York State Association of Counties.

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Related Topix: Fort Drum, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Franklin County sales tax collections ahead of last year

MALONE –– Franklin County sales tax revenue for the first half of 2014 has increased from the previous year.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, NY, Malone, NY, Essex, NY, Clinton County, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

St. Lawrence County sales tax revenues up for quarter but only because of 1 percent hike

St. Lawrence County's sales tax retuns are up for the latest quarter but only because of a 1 percent hike in the local share approved last year.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Franklin County, NY, Watertown, NY

North County Public Radio

Zombies walk as movie filmed in Jefferson County

Last week, a local screenplay writer wrapped up shooting for his zombie film on Cape Vincent.

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Related Topix: Cape Vincent, NY

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County emergency responders train with state, local, federal agencies in Oswego County

Frederick D. Lampman and Christopher J. Singleton, two members of Jefferson County's emergency response apparatus, spent the week in Oswego County training to become all-hazards communications technicians - a role both men described as vital to responding to natural disasters.

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Related Topix: Oswego County, NY, Prison, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum man accused of shoplifting

Harold L. Fisher, 21, of 8217 S. Lewis Ave., Apt. B, Fort Drum, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff's deputies with petit larceny at about 2:55 a.m. Thursday in the 10700 block of Mount Belvedere Blvd, Fort Drum.

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Related Topix: Fort Drum, NY

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

AT&T expands 4G LTE network in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence counties

AT&T announced last week that it has expanded its 4G LTE network in parts of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

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Related Topix: Alexandria Bay, NY, Hammond, NY, Lewis County, NY, Croghan, NY, Lowville, NY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown woman in critical condition after Route 11 crash

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation of a vehicle accident Monday morning off Route 11 in the town of Watertown in which a Watertown woman was critically injured.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

State public schools expect to pay make highest pension contribution for teachers in 2014-15

School districts across the state are paying more than ever toward pension contributions for instructional staff and school administrator salaries.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Education Etc., Retirement, Lewis County, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Carrier Lane a town road in Clayton after 22 years

After years of trying to get their gravel private road turned into a town road, several Clayton residents were happy with the town's decision to turn Carrier Lane and Carrier Ridge Road into a town road.

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Related Topix: Clayton, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Despite bouts of rain, Jefferson County Fair sees strong attendance

Dragon, a 12-year-old Friesian horse from the Netherlands, kicked off an equestrian performance Sunday afternoon at the Jefferson County Fair by standing on top of a pedestal and lifting up a front leg to salute an audience of about 50 spectators.

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Related Topix: Adams, NY, Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Thunderstorms, heavy rain forecast in Jefferson, Lewis counties

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is calling for thunderstorms in much of Northern New York today, including Jefferson and Lewis counties, with the potential for up to 2 inches of rain and flooding.

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Related Topix: Weather, Lewis County, NY

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Four injured in I-81 rollover Saturday morning

Four individuals, including a baby, were injured at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday when a sport utility vehicle traveling south on Interstate 81 rolled over.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Adams Center, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Four primaries in state and local races

John S. Humphrey, Brownville, and John L. Byrne, Cape Vincent, will run against each other for the Republican line in the race to replace Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, D-Theresa, in the 116th Assembly District seat.

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Related Topix: Brownville, NY, Cape Vincent, NY, Theresa, NY, Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

North country counties awarded homeland security grants

Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties have been awarded more than $225,000 through three state Homeland Security grant programs.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County looks to hire part-time officers to provide security at Watertown International

Jefferson County is considering a plan to hire seven “special patrol officers” to provide security at the Watertown International Airport as part of an effort to reduce the strain on Sheriff's Department deputies who fill the role.

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Related Topix: Fishers Landing, NY, Philadelphia, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown Family Y members, children collect food for needy families

That is what students in the Watertown Family Y's regular and summer School-Age Child Care programs learned Friday.

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Related Topix: Sackets Harbor, NY, Adams, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Potsdam Town Council revises use policy for community kitchen

The Potsdam Town Board voted this week to revise the use policy for its community kitchen and community room to include use by home processors and canners, as well as non-residents.

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Norwood, NY

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Only one NNY school applies for governora s pre-K funding; most cana t afford it

Of the 676 school districts in the state, only 123 submitted letters of intent to apply for state-funded prekindergarten, and only one district applied in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Carthage, NY

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