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20 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County Sunday School Association to have 40th annual vespers service

SCOTLAND >> Harvesters Quartet, gospel musicians from Sanford, North Carolina, will share the stage Aug. 23 with local gospel group Undivided for Franklin County Sunday School Association's 40th annual vespers service.

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Related Topix: Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena rescue squad receives $45,600 grant

Mr. Owens said the grants were awarded through the Department of Homeland Security FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

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Related Topix: Fire, Massena, NY

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Authorities arrest 10 in Northern New York drug bust

Authorities say they've arrested 10 people accused of selling and possessing heroin and other drugs in northern New York.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Malone, NY

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

10 arrested in drug sweep

The 10 people are facing charges related to possession and sales of drugs, which include heroin, according to the Franklin County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Malone, NY, Constable, NY, Fort Covington, NY

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Unemployment rate drops again, but so does number of employed

The unemployment rate for Franklin County continued its slow and steady decline in June, but so did the number of people actually working in the county, according to New York State Department of Labor figures announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

General Brown, Lyme central schools discuss sharing superintendent

Lyme and General Brown central schools are contemplating sharing General Brown Superintendent Cammy J. Morrison as Lyme searches for a permanent leader, in a move to save money and examine whether a shared administrator could work for the rural districts.

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Related Topix: Moira, NY, St. Regis Falls, NY, Brownville, NY

North Country Now

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St. Lawrence County is tied with Oswego County for the highest unemployment rate for June outside of New York City, but it's still two full points below the rate in June 2013.

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

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Deputies seeking publica s assistance in solving hit and run accident in Nicholville

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department deputies are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the operator of a vehicle involved in a hit and run property damage accident at approximately 11 p.m. Monday on state Route 11B in Nicholville.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Franklin County sales tax collections ahead of last year

MALONE –– Franklin County sales tax revenue for the first half of 2014 has increased from the previous year.

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Related Topix: Malone, NY, Essex, NY, Clinton County, NY, Jefferson County, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

St. Lawrence County sales tax revenues up for quarter but only because of 1 percent hike

St. Lawrence County's sales tax retuns are up for the latest quarter but only because of a 1 percent hike in the local share approved last year.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Jefferson County, NY, Watertown, NY

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Dems back Miller for Malone Family Court judge

The Democratic Committee held a special meeting Thursday to discuss the 2014 fall election and to consider the Democratic candidate for the newly created judgeship.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Postcard campaign promotes land claim website

AKWESASNE –– The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is sending postcards to Franklin County residents to alert them to a website that contains information about the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed with St. Lawrence County that could be a prelude to settlement of the long-standing land claim dispute.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Massena, NY, Chateaugay, NY, Fort Covington, NY, Bombay, NY

Sun Jul 13, 2014

North County Public Radio

When a prison closes, what happens to the town?

This morning, we visit a community that for the past year has been fighting to keep its local prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Chateaugay Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Chateaugay, NY, Malone, NY

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Education digest: FCCTC students awarded

Industry leaders representing the 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrates excellence in 99 occupational and leadership contents.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Slic TV, Internet, phone bundles under $100 per month; infrastructure growing

The lines are growing and the prices are dropping for St. Lawrence County telecommunications company Slic Network Solutions.

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Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY, Nicholville, NY, Watertown, NY, Fine, NY, Moira, NY

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Ready to Learn grant gives school districts more state funding, but not enough

FRANKLIN COUNTY >> Some Franklin County school districts are already hundreds of thousands of dollars behind for 2014-15 thanks to a state budget that puts $41 million less in a new Ready to Learn block grant than the governor had proposed.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Bisso to challenge Duprey again for Assembly seat; Little unopposed

State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey will be facing a Republican challenger, returning candidate Karen Bisso, in the September GOP primary for the 115th District, while incumbent state Sen. Betty Little doesn't appear to have any opponents for the 45th District seat, now that the deadline for filing petitions passed Thursday.

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Related Topix: Peru, NY, Clinton County, NY, St Lawrence County, NY, Piercefield, NY, Plattsburgh, NY

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

CASD plans special board meeting for Wednesday

The meeting agenda indicates that the board will enter a closed session almost immediately.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Franklin County works to reduce teen pregnancies

Franklin County Public Health representatives on Thursday introduced a new initiative intended to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies, especially among adolescents.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Kids, Human Sexuality

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Packaging company expanding Virginia facility

New York-based Trinity Packaging is a privately held family business founded in 1917.

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