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9 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Survival in the digital age: NNY drive-in movie theaters adjust to change

Michael D. Dekin remains skeptical of digital cinema technology, even after purchasing it this summer for Lewis County's only drive-in theater.

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Related Topix: Schenectady, NY, Alexandria Bay, NY, Massena, NY

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis Lanes in Lowville seeking continued support for bowling venture

Evening adult bowling leagues will run from September through April on Sundays through Fridays, as usual, while a youth bowling league will be offered again on Saturday mornings.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Apparent tornado destroys houses in Lowville

Severe weather Tuesday evening spawned what witnesses described as a tornado that destroyed at least two homes and partially collapsed a barn holding some 50 cows, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Lowville, NY, Weather, Beaver Falls, NY, Castorland, NY

Watertown Daily Times

National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm warnings in Jefferson, Lewis counties

The National Weather Service of Buffalo has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for western Jefferson County until 7 p.m., and for eastern Jefferson County and Lewis County until 7:30 p.m. Locations in the warning include Watertown, Calcium, Adams Center, Mannsville, Southwick Beach and Henderson Harbor.

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Related Topix: Weather, Jefferson County, NY, Adams Center, NY, Calcium, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Southern Lewis flood damage eligible for federal disaster aid

Lewis County has been included in a federal disaster declaration, opening Port Leyden and other local municipalities to reimbursement for flash flood damage from May. “It's a big boost to the southern end of the county,” Lewis County Emergency Services Director James M. Martin said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Port Leyden, NY, FEMA, US News

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County legislators approve borrowing for $11m radio project

Lewis County legislators are moving forward with an $11.1 million emergency radio system upgrade project and will consider next month whether to invoke a wireless surcharge fee to help pay for it.

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Related Topix: Croghan, NY, West Leyden, NY

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Zwanzigstein Fest in Croghan showcases life in the 1830s

Visitors to the 24th annual Zwanzigstein Fest on Saturday were transported back to the 1830s, when the first Mennonite settlers came to Lewis County.

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Related Topix: Croghan, NY, Lowville, NY

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Firefighters extinguish barn fire in West Lowville

Lowville firefighters at about 8:30 a.m. responded to the report of a fire in a barn at the Calvin Roes farm, 7996 Route 12, and firefighters from Martinsburg, Copenhagen, Castorland and New Bremen were called in for mutual aid.

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Related Topix: Fire, Lowville, NY, Martinsburg, NY, Copenhagen, NY, Castorland, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County officials seek concrete repayment plan from hospital

Despite recent fiscal gains at Lewis County General Hospital, county officials remain concerned with the facility's ongoing debt to its municipal sponsor and are seeking more concrete repayment plans.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County projects receive financial support from local community fund

Lewis County projects and programs will receive added financial boosts from the geographically specific funds administered through the Northern New York Community Foundation.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Watertown man sentenced to prison for breaking into ice cream stand

A city man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to up to four years in state prison for breaking into an ice cream stand.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY, State Prisons, Prison, Adams, NY, Croghan, NY

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County projects receive financial support from local community fund

Lewis County projects and programs will receive added financial boosts from the geographically-specific funds administered through the Northern New York Community Foundation.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jeff Dunham DPAO sold-out show

Jeff Dunham and his puppets performed during the sold-out show on Wednesday evening at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Arena as part of the Disabled Persons Action Organization's 2014 summer concert series.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, NY

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Lewis County officials seek concrete repayment plan from hospital

Despite recent fiscal gains at Lewis County General Hospital, county officials remain concerned with the facility's ongoing debt to its municipal sponsor and are seeking more concrete repayment plans.

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Watertown Daily Times

Martinsburg man charged with DWAI following West Turin crash

Antonio R. Camporeale, 23, Ramos Road, Martinsburg, was charged by Lewis County sheriff's deputies with driving while abilities impaired by drugs following an accident Monday afternoon that injured passengers.

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Related Topix: Martinsburg, NY, Turin, NY, Lyons Falls, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Firefighters respond to barn fire in West Lowville

Lowville firefighters at around 8:30 a.m. responded to the report of a fire in one of the barns at the Roes farm, 7996 Route 12, and firefighters from Martinsburg and Copenhagen were called in for mutual aid.

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Related Topix: Lowville, NY, Martinsburg, NY, Copenhagen, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Police: Port Leyden man arrested after high-speed motorcycle chase

Lewis County sheriff's deputies arrested Joshua E. Hunkins, 25, of 3707 Hunkins Road, Port Leyden, after a high-speed pursuit Tuesday morning that started in the town of Turin and ended in the village.

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Related Topix: Port Leyden, NY, Turin, NY

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Stefanik rolling toward GOP Primary victory

It looks like absentee ballots won't matter in the 21st Congressional District where Elise M. Stefanik is building up impressive numbers in the early vote totals.

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Related Topix: Essex, NY, Willsboro, NY

Watertown Daily Times

May jobless rates drop in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Unemployment rates for May 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, Jefferson County, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Sixteen-year-old Diana youth charged with grand larceny

A 16-year-old Diana youth was charged Sunday by Lewis County sheriff's deputies with fourth-degree grand larceny, following an incident Friday morning in which he allegedly took a vehicle without permission of the owner and crashed it.

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Related Topix: Watertown, NY

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