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1 hr ago | Watertown Daily Times

Two accused of transporting untaxed cigarettes

Lewis County sheriff's deputies charged Stacey Sullivan, 27, and Andrew Murphy, 32, both of Port Leyden after the pair allegedly transported untaxed cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Port Leyden, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

North County Public Radio

Flood update: SLC declares state of emergency, Franklin and Lewis Co road closures

North Country rivers are running high with snow melt. And officials are warning of more water to come.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Saranac, NY, Franklin County, NY, Winthrop, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County roads closed due to flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Lewis County, in effect today until 9:15 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, the level of the Beaver River at Croghan is above 5 feet, with flows that high having potential for impacting property in that region.

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Related Topix: Weather, Croghan, NY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Black River surpasses flood stage; snow forecast for Tuesday evening

The Black River in Watertown surpassed its 10-foot flood stage this morning and water levels are predicted to continue to rise through Thursday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Black River, NY, Watertown, NY, Weather, Lowville, NY

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Committee forming in hopes of erecting new Stow's Square monument

A local group is working to replace a historic marker at Stow's Square that was removed a couple of years ago.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lyons Falls school pulled from Lewis County tax auction

Learning a lesson from last year's tax auction, Lewis County legislators have pulled a delinquent tax property from the upcoming auction.

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Related Topix: Lyons Falls, NY, Greig, NY, Harrisville, NY

Watertown Daily Times

More snow than dirt at Lewis County Snirt Run

Snirt is supposed be a combination of the words snow and dirt. The 11th annual Snirt Run, held Saturday, was dominated by snow, with little dirt in sight.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

More join Lewis County woman's proposed class-action suit against retailer

A dozen people have joined a Lewis County woman in a proposed $20 million federal class-action lawsuit against Stewart's Shops Inc. over alleged violations of state and federal wage and hour laws.

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Related Topix: Saratoga Springs, NY, West Carthage, NY, Carthage, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Lowville woman charged with DWI

Lewis County sheriff's deputies at 12:41 a.m. Saturday arrested Melissa A. Reed, 26, of 7708 N. State St., on charges of driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Sears Pond Road in the town of Montague.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

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, Jefferson County, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Two Lewis County men placed on interim probation

Two men in Lewis County Court on Friday were placed on one-year interim conditions of probation, with terms of sentencing to be determined partly by their conduct over the next year.

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Related Topix: Boonville, NY, Glenfield, NY, Dodge Intrepid, Sedan, Dodge, Port Leyden, NY

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Harrisville couple settles with now-defunct mill over alleged house-shaking

A Harrisville couple who sued a now-shuttered mill next door, charging that it caused their home to shake, has settled the matter out of court.

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Related Topix: Harrisville, NY, Watertown, NY, Fort Drum, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Tank cleanup to cost county $20K, possible property sale in reach

A foreclosed property in the town of Greig should have garnered some extra income at last year's Lewis County tax auction.

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Related Topix: Greig, NY, Constableville, NY, Harrisville, NY

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Mother of teen DWI victim to speak Saturday in Lowville

The mother of a teen who was killed in 2004 in an alcohol-related crash in Onondaga County will share her story here Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY, Onondaga County, NY, Skaneateles, NY

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Snirt Run's a go; stickers to be enforced

With an amendment added to a resolution to approve the opening of county roads for the Snirt Run, Lewis County legislators were content that all requirements have been met, voting 9-0 in favor of the event Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Lyons Falls, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Two injured in van collision with tractor in New Bremen

Jerry Zehr, 23, was driving a 2013 Kubota farm tractor south on the shoulder of the road at 9:44 a.m. when he attempted to make a left turn onto Mattis Road, deputies said.

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Related Topix: Croghan, NY, Lowville, NY

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lowville man charged with animal abandonment

Lewis County sheriff's deputies today arrested Andrew A. Karelus, 64, of Lowville, on two counts of abandonment of an animal.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Questions abound as demolition of old mill draws nearer in Lyons Falls

For more than a century, the whistle at the paper mill here blew reliably at 7 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. But in 2001, the once-bustling mill - which employed 250 to 300 people each year - suddenly fell silent.

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Related Topix: Lyons Falls, NY

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Carthage, Samaritan hospitals to form an affiliation

After working with the state Department of Health on the matter throughout the past few months, both hospitals recently entered into a memorandum of understanding that allows them to work together, although a formal plan isn't expected to be finalized until sometime in 2015, according to Samaritan spokeswoman Krista A. Kittle.

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Related Topix: Carthage, NY, Lowville, NY, Potsdam, NY, Gouverneur, NY, Medicine, Nursing

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis Lanes engineering study proposals arrive, firm yet to be named

The Lewis County Buildings and Grounds Committee is reviewing three requests for proposals for engineering studies to be completed on the Lewis Lanes property.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

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