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11 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: Jefferson County, NY, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY

15 hrs ago | B104.7

2 Counties Join Forth Drum for Emergency Exercise

Military officials at Fort Drum say the Army's 10th Mountain Division and local emergency response agencies will be conducting a mass casualty exercise.

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

18 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Missile site considered for Fort Drum could employ 1,800

Residents got their first look Tuesday at what a potential missile defense site at Fort Drum could mean for the region: a facility costing as much as $4 billion to build that would create as many as 1,800 permanent jobs.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Strategic Defense Initiative, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, Carthage, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Woodbury, Operation Yellow Ribbon welcome home U.S. Army soldier from Afghanistan

WOODBURY - When 23-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Tracy Kowalski exited his gate at Philadelphia International Airport, returning from his nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, he was greeted not just by his family and friends, but an entire escort of motorcyclists and other well-wishers ready to give him the welcome he deserved.

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Watertown Daily Times

Monument to honor 10th Mountain Division proposed in Thompson Park

Michael T. Plummer and a group of north country residents wanted to do something special to commemorate the approaching 30th anniversary of the 10th Mountain Division for all it has done for Watertown and the country.

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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

CBS Local

19-Year-Old Martinez Soldier Returns From Afghanistan To Emotional Welcome

A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.

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

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Army Times

Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is deactivating as part of Pentagon reductions announced last year.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Civil War-era cannonballs detonated in NY quarry

Army 1st Sgt. Kieran Dollard of the Fort Drum-based 725th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit says the cannonballs were found on the grounds of the Watervliet Arsenal, on the Hudson River just north of Albany.

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

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

As local governments pass resolutions of support for Fort Drum, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, is teaming with the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization and other local leaders to urge people to stand up for Fort Drum by signing an online petition at www.StandUpForDrum.com .

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Heuvelton, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Massena, NY, Hammond, NY

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Bayonet

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — As the Army begins moving toward reduced troop numbers, a glaring reality faces units across the board - commanders must be prepared to sustain a rigorous operational tempo with fewer Soldiers standing in formation.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Druma s 3rd Brigade Combat Team to deactivate Thursday

After nearly a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team's soldiers will stand together on post one final time.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Sergeant Major of the Army talks troop cuts during Fort Drum appearance

The Army's top enlisted soldier described the end of several hundred soldiers' careers as an unfortunate consequence of sequestration, as he toured the post today.

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Watertown Daily Times

Insider attack in Afghanistan kills U.S. general

An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Army, Albany, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Mon Aug 04, 2014

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council Friday held a public meeting at SUNY Canton after an executive session to review and finalize a progress report.

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Related Topix: Canton, NY, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Jefferson County, NY

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

New memorial in Sackets Harbor to be dedicated as part of Living History Weekend

John Robertson of Kingston, Ontario, hardly was recognizable under the red and black war paint covering his face.

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Related Topix: Sackets Harbor, NY, Canada, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Navy

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Fort Drum changes ground emergency transports for training exercises; ...

A reshuffling of emergency ground transport methods for training range exercises means the loss of seven jobs for Guilfoyle Ambulance Services Inc. As of Friday, the post will rely on Army medics to provide immediate care for injured soldiers in non-life-threatening situations, and aid their movement from the range to transfer points accessible by ... (more)

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The Post-Standard

As the world watched Hinmans' struggle for life another drama was unfolding

As Brandon Hinman's wife battled a rare pregnancy-related cancer and his twin premature daughters fought for their own lives, Hinman said he hated to ask the public for donations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Cayuga County, NY, Port Byron, NY, Watertown, NY

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Regional Economic Development Council finalizes progress report

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council today held a public meeting at SUNY Canton to review and finalize its progress report, which includes an update of its strategic plan implementation strategies and a list of its priority projects for 2014-2015, ahead of the Aug. 15 submission deadline.

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Related Topix: Canton, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Clarkson University, US Military, US Army, Fort Drum, NY, Jefferson County, NY

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Family of Jenna Hinman accuses her husband of taking $45k raised for her cancer treatment

The family of the late Jenna Hinman says in court documents that her husband, Brandon, forged checks over several months, taking tens of thousands of dollars that were raised to aid the medical care of her and their twin daughters.

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Fallen Fort Covington soldiera s remains returned to north country

Close to 300 community residents, veterans and public officials lined East Main Street, waving flags Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to Master Sgt.

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Related Topix: Fort Covington, NY, US Military, US Army, North Korea, World News, Asia

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