Jefferson County Newswire

Jefferson County Newswire

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  1. Town justice resigns after he's accused of making homophobic remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | ABA Journal

    ... The commission had alleged that Hallett made the inappropriate and homophobic remarks to senior assistant Jefferson County attorney Terence Brennen , who was promoting a film festival honoring actor Viggo Mortensen. According to the ethics complaint ...

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  2. LeRay justice Hallett resigned under charges that he made homophobic remarks to fellow attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Watertown Daily Times

    Watertown attorney John W. Hallett resigned as LeRay Town Court justice while under formal charges by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for making homophobic and inappropriate remarks and gestures to another attorney in reference to Viggo Mortensen at the Jefferson County Court Complex, the commission announced Wednesday. “I'm very sorry I said what I said,” he said, adding that he accepted the commission's findings.

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  3. Upstate judge resigns for making homophobic remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Albany Times Union

    A town court justice in Jefferson County has resigned as he was being investigated for allegedly making homophobic remarks and gestures to an attorney, according to the state Commission on Judicial Conduct. The resignation of John W. Hallett, an attorney, will take effect at the end of the year.

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  4. Donald P. Reese, 63, FarmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Jefferson County Union

    ... back to his community. He was the Farmington town chairman for many years and supervisor before that, a Jefferson County Board supervisor, member of the Wisconsin Towns Association and Helenville Fireman's Board, and an active member of St. Peter's ...

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  5. District 11 Supervisor Don Reese mournedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Jefferson County Union

    Jefferson County Board Chairperson Jim Schroeder announced Tuesday that Supervisor Don Reese had passed away on Monday at age 63. "He served the public for a long time in a lot of different ways - on the county board, he was chair of several different committees here; he was town board chair; he was fire district chair - so, it is a huge loss," Schroeder added. District 11 includes Ward 2 of the Town of Aztalan, Ward 2 of the Town of Concord, and Wards 1 and 2 in the Town of Farmington.

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  6. CNY judge resigns after vulgar insults, obscene gestureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Post-Standard

    LeRay Town Justice John Hallett, a Watertown attorney, was investigated after repeated interactions with a lawyer in which he allegedly made anti-gay remarks and simulated oral sex. That other lawyer, Jefferson County Senior Assistant District Attorney Terrence Brennen, was promoting a winter film festival in which actor Viggo Mortensen was being honored.

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  7. Another defendant in Pamelia mana s murder going to prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Watertown Daily Times

    ... at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. About a dozen of Mr. Johnson's family members and friends sat in the Jefferson County courtroom while Moore learned his fate. “It's been a long process,” one of the family members told a court ...

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  8. Baerbel J. LaFleurRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... an associates degree from JCC. She held various secretarial and support positions, retiring from the Jefferson County Clerk's office. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the German Club. She enjoyed exercise, gardening and outdoor ...

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  9. Lighthouse owners appeal for wind farm review funds rejectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... the proceeding, however, denied the Dibnahs' request in August because the couple didn't own a dwelling in Jefferson County, with the keeper's quarters in the former U. S. Coast Guard lighthouse failing to meet their criteria. In response, the ...

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  10. Solar developer garners siting approvalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... and others proposed in the towns of Denmark, Croghan and Turin. The first active community solar project in Jefferson County was built at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES in Watertown.

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  11. Jefferson County teenager killed when snowmobile hits ditch, treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | The Post-Standard

    A Jefferson County teenager was killed Sunday morning after he lost control of a snowmobile, which struck a tree on the side of a trail in Lewis County, state police said. Luke A. Tyrrell, 18, of Adams, was riding a 2015 Ski-Doo Renegade snowmobile east on Flat Rock Road at 11:15 a.m. when he lost control of the machine.

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  12. Woman captured on video dropping through ceiling of Colorado jail...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Fox News

    Raw video: Twenty-nine-year-old Jessica Leger was not trying to escape a cell in the Jefferson County jail but a bathroom. A woman who was released from a jail in Colorado last month ended up back behind bars after an apparent escape attempt from the women's bathroom at the facility.

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  13. Watertown man charged with criminal contemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... Clark, and messaged her on Facebook. Mr. Thompson was arrested at his residence and transported to the Jefferson County Public Safety Building where he was held pending arraignment. Thousands of readers like you have made Northern New York ...

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  14. Watertown man accused of brandishing tire ironRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... at 1:12 p.m. on Thursday. Mr. Lawwill was arrested at 1:53 p.m. at 1708 Ohio St. and transported to the Jefferson County Public Safety Building where he was held pending arraignment. Thousands of readers like you have made Northern New York ...

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  15. Christmas Tree Farm flooding may have been caused by DOT drainage ditchRead the original story

    Friday Dec 7 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... this fall.” The letter said that because of funding changes, all work north of the village to the Jefferson County line had been terminated, “therefore, any proposed drainage work north of the village, including that in regards to your ...

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  16. Shareholdera s suit against Watertown Golf Club dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... the club to repurchase all shares so the shares could in turn be resold. In a ruling filed Thursday at the Jefferson County clerk's office, Judge James P. McClusky wrote that there is no provision in state law that requires officers and directors to ...

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  17. Carthage girl receives honor from Girl Scouts for heroic actRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... call greatly enhanced my ability to respond as well as the response from the New York State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff, the Carthage Area Rescue Squad and the Deferiet and Great Bend Fire departments,” wrote Mr. Aston. “First ...

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  18. Message to 20 under 40 class: single action could bolster future leaders, communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... Bank, NA; Christine Augliano, 30, Northern Glass Co., Inc.; Brooke Bazinet, 36, Children's Home of Jefferson County; Jacqueline Bill, 36, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES; Nichol Borland, 34, 10th Mountain Division-Fort Drum; and Justin Brotherton, 34, ...

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  19. LeRay Street mobile home park owners sue Watertown over 2017 floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Watertown Daily Times

    The owners of Evergreen Mobile Home Park on LeRay Street have filed suit against the city of Watertown over flooding damage the park incurred in 2017. Jon. C. and Virginia S. Lennox filed state Supreme Court action Wednesday at the Jefferson County clerk's office against the city and the owners of Creek Wood Apartments on Mill Street seeking a total of about $340,000 in damages.

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  20. 95-year-old Fowler woman dies Sunday following two-car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Watertown Daily Times

    State police said that at 10:36 a.m., 93-year-old John G. Reilly Jr., Fowler, was driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser heading south on Country Club Road when he failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign at Route 58 and struck a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Marlene E. Watson, 83, of Gouverneur, who was traveling west on Route 58. The front passenger in Mr. Reilly's vehicle, Anna M. Reilly, 95, was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, where she died as a result of her injuries. On Monday, an autopsy was performed at Canton-Potsdam Hospital by the Jefferson County medical examiner.

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