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4 min ago | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

NYPA and Local Government task force restart negotiations

The St. Lawrence Local Government Task Force and New York Power Authority will resume negotiations today after both parties have been in loggerheads since June over additional benefits that local leaders are demanding as part of a relicensing settlement agreement to operate the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Dam.

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Related Topix: New York, Heuvelton, NY

4 hrs ago | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Motorcycle crash injures seven people at Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair

A motorcycle stunt show crash Thursday night at the Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair injured seven people, according to emergency responders.

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Related Topix: Gouverneur, NY

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Griffo visits new County Fire Training Facility construction site

Senator Joseph A. Griffo made his way to West Potsdam Thursday afternoon to check on the progress of the soon to be completed St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility.

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Related Topix: Fire, Potsdam, NY, Martinsburg, NY, Lowville, NY, Lewis County, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Rustic Riders next act up at Colton Riverside Gazebo Performances

The town of Colton is highlighting performers from communities along the Raquette River again this summer in its series of Colton Riverside Gazebo Performances.

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Related Topix: Colton, NY, Tupper Lake, NY, South Colton, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Watertown Daily Times

Severe weather alert issued for parts of St. Lawrence County

A line of strong thunderstorms was moving through eastern St. Lawrence and Franklin counties at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Waddington, NY, Star Lake, NY, Potsdam, NY, South Colton, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena man charged with felony count of driving while intoxicated

Massena-based state police charged Scott M. Baxter, 37, of 145 Beach St., Massena, with a felony count of driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday on East Orvis Street.

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Related Topix: Massena, NY, Monroe County, NY, Greece, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

High school bands compete at the county fair

The crowd cheered to the sound of drums booming and horns blaring as six schools gathered to compete in “Band Day” at the St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Heuvelton, NY, Gouverneur, NY

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Slic wins $5.3 million grant to expand Internet service in Franklin, St. Lawrence counties

Slic Network Solutions has received a $5.3 million Connect NY grant to enable it to bring broadband service to underserved areas near Black Lake in St. Lawrence County and southern Bellmont in Franklin County, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Oswegatchie, NY, Minerva, NY, Newcomb, NY, Essex County, NY, Morristown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Jailhouse rocked: Drug case not brought to grand jury by DA in timely manner

The Public Defender's Office filed a motion two weeks ago to have Elvis E. Pigott, a 40-year-old man who had been living in Massena for the past few months, released from the county jail.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Massena, NY, Prison, Opinion

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Ogdensburg man pleads guilty to August hit-and-run death

An Ogdensburg man admitted to being on a cocktail of drugs and alcohol on the August night he struck and killed a 19-year-old Lancaster man Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court.

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Related Topix: Ogdensburg, NY, Drugs, Morristown, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair kicks off

The Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair kicked off Tuesday with a number of animal and 4-H exhibits, including a goat show and a dog show.

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Related Topix: Gouverneur, NY

North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

Officials tasked with helping tech startups are visiting Ogdensburg and Massena weekly to find and encourage potential new businesses to locate in the community through the state's Innovation Hot Spot Program.

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Related Topix: Massena, NY, Ogdensburg, NY, Clarkson University

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Potsdam man charged with drug and needle possession

Village police on Monday charged Brendan W. Narrow, 24, Potsdam, with possession of a hypodermic instrument and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class A misdemeanors.

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Prison

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Rain investigation stays halted awaiting judgea s decision

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary E. Rain is abiding by a judge's order to stop investigating county officials pending a decision on whether to name a special prosecutor.

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Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

NYPA allocates cheap power to Potsdam Paper; Corning starts hiring for expansion

On the same day the north country received the good news about the creation of 40 new jobs under Corning Canton Plant's $21 million expansion project, it received another shot in the arm when the New York Power Authority approved another set of power allocations to two St. Lawrence County manufacturers as part Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ReCharge NY ... (more)

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Corning, NY, New York, Canton, NY, Gouverneur, NY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Clerks offices move to digitize records

Space is at a premium in north country county clerk's offices, where stories of the counties and their people can be traced through deeds, judgments, discharge papers, mortgages and naturalizations, to name a few of the many documents kept there.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Jefferson County, NY, Liverpool, NY, 9

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Potsdam woman charged with crashing vehicle with 10-month-old in SUV sent back to county jail

A 24-year-old Potsdam woman was sent back to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail continued at $2,500 cash, following Monday afternoon's preliminary hearing on a felony charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs/alcohol count.

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Related Topix: Prison, Potsdam, NY, Drugs

Watertown Daily Times

Lisbon man charged with arson in Burger King bathroom

Village police on Friday charged Timothy S. Middlemiss, 27, of 143 Fulton Road, Lisbon, with felony second-degree arson and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

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Related Topix: Lisbon, NY

North Country Now

Ogdensburg Police Weekend Police Blotter

Richard Teriele, 23, of 243 Belmont Courts, was charged on a warrant for the revocation of released under probation supervision for an original charge of burglary.

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Related Topix: Ogdensburg, NY

North County Public Radio

Bella-Brooke winery: a stop on the St. Lawrence county wine trail

St. Lawrence county isn't a big wine destination -- at least, not yet. But a New St. Lawrence County wine trail could change that.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Lisbon, NY, Winthrop, NY, Canton, NY

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