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1 hr ago | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Governor declares state of emergency for the north country

The state provided 10,000 sandbags for the South Edwards Dam in St. Lawrence County, where officials with Brookfield Renewable Power activated emergency protocols on Tuesday due to high water levels on the Oswegatchie River.

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5 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Nys Safe Act forum to be held April 19

Fellow north country residents, please join us in Gouverneur at the VFW for the St. Lawrence County SAFE Act Forum from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. This event is sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Chapter of SCOPE NY and is intended to be an educational and informational forum concerning the controversial, so-called NYS SAFE Act ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gouverneur, NY, Opinion

9 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Flooding in Gouverneur prompts senior housing evacuation; Ogdensburg fears for trail

Floodwaters continued to rise Wednesday in St. Lawrence County, causing more road and bridge closures and resulting in building evacuations.

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Related Topix: Gouverneur, NY, Canada, World News, Ogdensburg, NY,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Potsdam silo fire presents dangers and difficulties for firefighters

Firefighters closed off about a mile stretch of Route 11 just outside the village Wednesday as they struggled to put out a silo fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Potsdam, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena PD Public Record: P.M. Edition

Village police picked up Shane W. Caskinette, 35, of 26 Orchard Road, Massena, on a St. Lawrence County Court bench warrant at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday at the county's probation office in Massena.

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Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena woman charged with falsely claiming food stamp benefits

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department charged Crystal L. Durocher, 42, of 20 Boynton St., Massena, with fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing following an investigation by the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Investigations Unit.

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Related Topix: Massena, NY

North Country Now

Three St. Lawrence County residents charged with pot possesson in Hermon

Three St. Lawrence County residents were charged with drug possession on Main Street on Tuesday afternoon, according to state police.

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Related Topix: Hermon, NY, Drugs, Gouverneur, NY

North County Public Radio

Surging rivers hit roads, damage hydro dam

Despite last night's cold weather, flood watches and warnings remain in effect for all of the North Country and Vermont.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Black River, NY, Watertown, NY, Saranac Lake, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Ogdensburg police blotter

Ogdensburg police issued an appearance ticket to Juan J. Claudio, 18, of 18 Pine St., at 8:42 p.m. Sunday at Price Chopper for petit larceny and trespass.

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Related Topix: Ogdensburg, NY, Canton, NY, Dalton, NY, Massena, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Flooding prompts state of emergency declaration for St. Lawrence County

Rising floodwaters across St. Lawrence County prompted county Legislature Chairman Jonathan S. Putney to declare a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Brasher Falls, NY, Hogansburg, NY, Heuvelton, NY, Rensselaer Falls, NY, Winthrop, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

North County Public Radio

Flood update: SLC declares state of emergency, updated list of road closures

North Country rivers are running high with snow melt. And officials are warning of more water to come.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Russell, NY, Rensselaer Falls, NY, Pyrites, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

St. Lawrence County legislators spar over space committee, Wladis work

Transparency or the lack of it was the theme of Monday's committee meeting of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators.

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Ogdensburg, NY, Waddington, NY

Your News Now

Flood warnings extended for several local waterways

The Oswegatchie River in Ogdensburg is one of the waterways flooding its banks. People living nearby say levels are at a 30-year high.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Ogdensburg, NY, Weather, Parishville, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Flood warning issued for St. Lawrence County

The Route 420 bridge south of Winthrop is closed as water is rising along the west branch of the St. Regis River, Michael J. LeCuyer, director of St. Lawrence County emergency services said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Winthrop, NY, Fine, NY, Oswegatchie, NY, Weather

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Flood warning issued for St. Lawrence County

The Route 420 bridge south of Winthrop is closed as water is rising along the west branch of the St. Regis River, Michael J. LeCuyer, director of St. Lawrence County emergency services said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Winthrop, NY, Fine, NY, Oswegatchie, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena PD Public Record

Village police picked up Donald T. Dow, 25, of 498 South Main St., Massena, on a St. Lawrence County Court bench warrant at 7:02 p.m. Monday.

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North County Public Radio

Systemic hunger, right here in the North Country

In the North Country, there is an ongoing conversation about poverty, health, and hunger.

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has received $600,000 in the recently passed New York State budget to fund research to enhance the sustainability and profitability of farm businesses in several areas of New York, including St. Lawrence County.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Madrid, NY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

St. Lawrence County adds a public defender

St. Lawrence County legislators agreed Monday to add a seventh public defender with the help of a $299,408 state grant spread over three years.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Potsdam, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Parishville man sentenced to jail in Clarkson lacrosse player assault

The first of two men who assaulted a Clarkson University lacrosse player last summer, causing him to need facial reconstructive surgery, was sentenced to jail and probation in St. Lawrence County Court Monday.

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Related Topix: Parishville, NY, Clarkson University, Canton, NY, Winthrop, NY

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