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Thursday Aug 28 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

County Adult Probation preparing to use more electronic monitoring

CHAMBERSBURG >> Due to an increase in offenders requiring a specific type of supervision, Franklin County Adult Probation has been taking steps to handles the changes.

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Related Topix: Electronic, Opinion

Thursday Aug 28 | North County Public Radio

Seizure may have lead to drowning of Paul Smith's student

State policy say an autopsy performed on a Paul Smith's College student yesterday found the young man drowned in Lower St. Regis Lake after apparently suffering a seizure.

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Related Topix: Paul Smith's College, Allegany, NY

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Student found dead at Paul Smitha s

PAUL SMITH'S - On Aug. 26 at approximately 2:25 p.m. State Police responded to the Paul Smith's College campus to investigate a report of a death.

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Related Topix: Paul Smith, Country, Paul Smith's College, Allegany, NY, Saranac Lake, NY

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Former Duane food pantry director charged with scheme to defraud

The former director of the town food pantry has been charged with a felony count of first-degree scheming to defraud for allegedly giving away food meant for the needy to friends and co-workers, according to the Franklin County district attorney.

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Related Topix: Owls-Head, NY, Malone, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

OBPA Executive Director urges state to make port chief stockpile location

New York state truckers and longshoremen could lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars if the state does not designate the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority as its chief stockpile location, Executive Director Wade A. Davis said.

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Related Topix: Clinton County, NY, Ogdensburg, NY, Canada

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: The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Jefferson County, NY, Lewis County, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Legislature OKs NCCC budget

Despite several reservations, Franklin County legislators on Thursday approved a North Country Community College budget that increases the county contribution to the college by $50,000.

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Related Topix: Bombay, NY, Tupper Lake, NY, Saranac Lake, NY, Malone, NY, Essex County, NY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

St. Lawrence County's unemployment rate rose slightly in July from the previous month, but is down over one percent versus one year ago.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Bronx County, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Public Record

Speed in Zone- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Kimberly A. Burns 51 of Akwesasne Ont for speeding 51-35 mph zone.

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Related Topix: Hogansburg, NY, Irving, NY, Bombay, NY

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mystery photo: Where in Franklin County is this?

We heard from Bob Harrison, Sue Hershey, Bob Higgins, Daryl Brechbill, Josephine Diffenderfer, Lou Coles, Doug Peck, Millie Horst, Betty Bitner, Paul Matthews, Dick Cordell and Noreen Koch.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Former soldier indicted on three counts of grand larceny

The former soldier being charged in connection with the January thefts at three Walmarts that netted about $40,000 worth of electronics was indicted by a St. Lawrence County grand jury Monday.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Massena, NY, Potsdam, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 12, 2014

North County Public Radio

North Country's economic fears echo on campaign trail

It's now less than three months to the November election, when the North Country will choose a new member of Congress.

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Related Topix: Malone, NY, Plattsburgh, NY

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Gramuglia proposes casino for former GM site

A Massena businessman said he feels like part of the solution to St. Lawrence County's problems could be solved with the addition of a second casino, this one located on the site of the former GM plan in Massena.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Massena, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Canada

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Officials learn the economic importance of agriculture in St. Lawrence County

The importance of agriculture to the St. Lawrence County economy was highlighted Friday with a tour for county, state and federal officials of a riding stable, a livestock sale barn and a large dairy farm.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Agriculture, Science, Chateaugay, NY, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Lewis County, NY

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Guess Who appearing Friday at Franklin County Fiar

Franklin County fair-goers will be able to rock-n-roll with a Canadian band that has been performing for more than 50 years, The Guess Who, on Friday.

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Related Topix: The Guess Who, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones

Watertown Daily Times

Ogdensburg man has bribery charge dropped

Orrie J. “Joe” Howe, 59, of 7035C Route 37, was charged with bribing a witness, a class D felony, for allegedly attempting to bribe Michael J. Wells between February and October 2012 in an attempt to keep him from testifying in a pending trial against Mr. Howe's son Travis M. Howe.

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Related Topix: Ogdensburg, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Roosters, ducks compete for noisy titles at Franklin County Fair

MALONE –– Everyone was stretching their vocal cords Tuesday morning at Poultry Hall at the Franklin County Fair before the rooster crowing contest in the morning and the Quack Up contest Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Malone, NY

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Editorial: Ignorant owners give pit bulls a bad reputation

In Franklin County, a volunteer rescue group called Knick Knack Pittie Pack is trying to find out how a "blue" female pit bull ended up roaming on South Mountain and subsequently was hit by a car last weekend.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Coroner: Georgia man declared dead after I-81 accident

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Franklin County coroner Jeffrey Conner confirmed the name of an individual who died after a multi-vehicle crash around midnight Sunday on Interstate 81 northbound between Exit 24 and Exit 29. ALBION, N.Y. - A western New York courthouse is closed for a second consecutive day because of an infestation of fleas.

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Related Topix: Albion, NY, Opinion

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Public Record

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police charged Stephen T. Baker, 18, of Saranac Lake with unlawful fleeing of a police officer, driving on the left on crest, reckless driving, unsafe passing on the left, speed in zone, failure to use designated lane, crossing the center line, moving from lane unsafely and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Saranac Lake, NY, Prison, Hogansburg, NY, Canada

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