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Yesterday | 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

Yesterday | 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

Thursday | 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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Thursday | 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

Watertown Daily Times

Simulated helicopter crash at Fort Drum tests NNY first responders

Civilian and military first responders teamed up Wednesday, moving around fire, smoke and uneven terrain to aid dozens of supposed victims of a mock double helicopter crash near the hamlet of Spragueville.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Drum, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Gouverneur, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Article responsibly covered issue of suicide

On behalf of the Jefferson County Suicide Prevention Coalition, I would like to take this opportunity to commend Dan Flatley of the Watertown Daily Times for his Aug. 14 story, “Death of Robin Williams may raise awareness of depression, suicide prevention.” The tragic loss of such a loved and high-profile person shows us example after ... (more)

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Opinion

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

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

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