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13 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

AG orders three Jefferson County thrift stores to stop selling dangerous childrena s clothing

Three thrift stores in Jefferson County, along with 43 other stores statewide, have been ordered by the state attorney general to stop selling children's clothes with drawstrings.

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

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County committee votes to approve override of state property tax cap

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators Finance and Rules Committee unanimously endorsed a resolution Tuesday to override New York state's 2 percent property tax cap.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Ellisburg, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Mother of teen killed in 2012 accident files suit against vehicle operator

The mother of an Adams teenager who died in a one-car accident in 2012 has filed suit against the operator of the vehicle involved.

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

The Post-Standard

State comptroller warns school districts to do more to protect access to sensitive student data

Employees in six school districts, including three in Central New York, had inappropriate computer access to sensitive student data and were able to change student grades and attendance records without proper authorization, according to an audit released today by New York state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Onondaga County, NY, Oswego County, NY, Madison County, NY, Lewis County, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Motorists accused of DWI

William J. Bosell, 39, of 42 Island Road, Palermo, was charged by state police with aggravated DWI, second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment at 6:56 p.m. Monday at 269 Route 11. Police said he violated an order of protection by having contact with a protected party.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Watertown, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Dona t horde pills: Events allow people to properly dispose of unused medications

An event held last month for people to properly dispose of prescription medication resulted in more 150 pounds of pills being collected at the Ogdensburg Fire Hall.

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Related Topix: Heuvelton, NY, Alexandria Bay, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Carthage, NY, Gouverneur, NY, Opinion

Watertown Daily Times

Old Farm and Home Days/Fiber Festival at LaFargeville agricultural museum offers glimpse into past

Before do-it-yourself projects became a sensation through social media sites, there were simple ways of life that provided hands-on learning for generations.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kids, Family

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown man to fight charges from late-night police altercation

Joshua L. Durant, who was accused by city police Aug. 2 of second-degree harassment and resisting arrest, plans to put up a legal fight to prove his innocence.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Black River, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County sheriff candidates say departmenta s armored truck to ...

Law enforcement agencies in or near all three cities have large armored vehicles given to them by the same federal government program receiving renewed attention as an indirect result of protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Watertown, NY

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

West Nile remains greater mosquito threat to region than EEE

When it comes to mosquito-borne viruses, the north country appears to be more vulnerable to the lesser of two evils.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Oswego County, NY, Fort Drum, NY, Entomology, Science, Lewis County, NY

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Caveat emptor: Legal Docs by Me not always a substitute for a good lawyer

When he opened his Watertown business on Franklin Street in March, Derek B. Distenfield provided potential customers an alternative to costly legal fees.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Opinion

Watertown Daily Times

North country farmers say crops are primed for huge fall harvest

Substantial rainfall and sunshine this summer has soybean fields primed for a record harvest, said Jeffrey M. Rudd, co-owner of a farm in Rodman with 150 acres of soybeans and 80 acres of corn.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Rodman, NY, Watertown, NY, Sackets Harbor, NY

Watertown Daily Times

After fire, Wellesley Island first responders ponder road ahead

Leaders of the island's fire department are weighing their options after their main station was leveled in a devastating fire at the Commercial Block Building.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wellesley Island, NY, Thousand Island Park, NY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

See what you can get: North Side Improvement League should market Mill Street land

Before signing on the dotted line for a deal involving a land swap, the North Side Improvement League should consider taking a page from the Hospice Foundation of Jefferson County Inc. to ensure it's earning the best bang for its buck.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Carthage, NY, Opinion

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County Stop-DWI to sponsor enforcement crackdowns through the end of August

The Jefferson County STOP-DWI program announced Thursday that local police agencies will participate in a special law enforcement crackdown to protect residents from drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Fire destroys building on Wellesley Island

The blaze destroyed the Guzzle building, near the intersection of St. Lawrence Avenue and Rainbow Street East, which housed multiple businesses along with the T.I. Park Fire Station for the Wellesley Island Fire Department, according to a witness at the scene.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wellesley Island, NY

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Deputies accuse Watertown man of petit larceny

Mark J. Brown, 45, of 108 Flower Ave. W., was charged by the Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday with petit larceny after allegedly stealing merchandise from Walmart Supercenter, 20823 Route 3. Thousands of readers like you have made Northern New York Newspapers the number one ranked website* for local news and sports coverage ... (more)

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Watertown Daily Times

Sen. Ritchie to host a Shed the Medsa event today in Alex Bay

Following a successful prescription drugs disposal drive in Ogdensburg in July, state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie is hosting a series of 'Shed the Meds' events in the north country with local law enforcement agencies and hospitals.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ogdensburg, NY, Alexandria Bay, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Heuvelton, NY

North County Public Radio

With opiate addiction on the rise, here's a safe way to trash meds

So walk over to the cabinet over your bathroom sink and take a look. Chances are, you've got at least one bottle of medication dusting over.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Ogdensburg, NY, Drugs, Alexandria Bay, NY

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Town of Lawrence leads state with 516 cutworks caught in traps this year

Moths have targeted cornstalks across the north country since late June, laying their eggs atop the upper leaves.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wyoming County, NY, Lewis County, NY, Ontario, NY, Sackets Harbor, NY

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