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8 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Man accused of killing child's mother pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing a Jefferson County woman pleads not guilty in court Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

9 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Lake Ontario Playhouse to be shuttered after Labor Day weekend

Lake Ontario Playhouse, which opened in the summer of 1987 at 103 W. Main St., will be shuttered at the end of Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Ontario, NY, Sackets Harbor, NY

Yesterday | Watertown Daily Times

Democrat sheriff candidates see roles differently

With six weeks until the primary election in the race for Jefferson County sheriff, Paul W. Trudeau and Colleen M. O'Neill are driving hard for the finish line.

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Former Pamelia man found guilty of beating infant son

Mr. Smith, 27, formerly of Pamelia, was found guilty Wednesday after a three-day trial on all four counts: first-degree assault, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Watertown Daily Times

Sackets unveils $7 million proposal for downtown facelift

The village has introduced a $7 million proposal to reconstruct West Main Street and upgrade its water plant during the next three years.

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Related Topix: Sackets Harbor, NY, Ontario, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Vendors, patrons of farmers markets advised to look for counterfeit bills

Reports of counterfeit money at farmers markets have been circulating throughout the Northeast, according to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Farmland in south Jefferson County sold for $4.2 million

Former dairy farmer Larry F. Stinson has sold more than 1,000 acres of farmland in Adams, Ellisburg and Lorraine for $4.2 million, according to Jefferson County property records.

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Related Topix: Lorraine, NY, Ellisburg, NY, Adams, NY, Pulaski, NY, Agriculture, Science

Watertown Daily Times

June jobless rates drop in three NNY counties

Unemployment rates for June 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: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Lewis County, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Sat Jul 19, 2014

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

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

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