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1 hr ago | North County Public Radio

Two primaries, three candidates for 116th Assembly district

Primary day is coming up. In the 116th Assembly District, which stretches along the St. Lawrence River from Massena to south of Watertown, there are two primaries: Republican and Conservative, and three candidates are vying to oppose Democrat Addie Russell in the general election in November.

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5 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Amish family offered counseling for kidnapped girls

The father of two Amish girls who were kidnapped and allegedly sexually assaulted said the family has been offered mental health counseling services, but at this point he believes both his daughters are doing well.

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Related Topix: Heuvelton, NY

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

CPCS officials impressed with recent test scores

Colton-Pierrepont Central School district officials reviewed recent test scores at their recent school board meeting and were impressed with the results.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

World Magazine

A rescue, a barn raising, and redemption in New York

After returning two kidnapped Amish girls safely home earlier this month, a New York couple got a surprise thank you gift on Friday when the Amish community organized a "barn raising" to rebuild their burned-out garage.

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Related Topix: Oswegatchie, NY, Heuvelton, NY, Life, Fruits, Food, Richville, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Hammond man charged with aggravated ulicensed operation

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies charged Kurtis J. O'Donnell, 32, of 903 County Route 8, Hammond, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and ticketed him for an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop Saturday on state Highway 58 in the town of Gouverneur.

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Related Topix: Hammond, NY, Gouverneur, NY

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Canadian man forfeits vehicle following drug seizure

A Canadian man found trying to enter the United States with four pounds of marijuana in his vehicle's trunk agreed to forfeit his 2004 Audi A4 that had been seized at the time of his arrest as part of a plea bargain agreement that allowed him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Massena, NY, Rooseveltown, NY, Hogansburg, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Potsdam man charged with stealing fire hydrants, manhole covers from village

Village police charged a Potsdam man with a felony charge and several misdemeanor counts stemming from an investigation into a break-in at the village's dump site in early August.

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Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, Canton, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Inmate charged with possession of cocaine in jail

An inmate at the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, was charged with having cocaine in jail, St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies reported Saturday.

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Related Topix: Canton, NY

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Old Fashioned Harvest Days takes visitors back in time

Visitors to the 24th annual Old Fashioned Harvest Days on Saturday at the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum had an opportunity to step back in time to a simpler life.

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Related Topix: The Tractors, Country, Cape Vincent, NY, Madrid, NY, Waddington, NY, Home Gardening, Home

Watertown Daily Times

Assemblywoman secures $5,000 for one-room schoolhouse project

Although officials with the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum had spent approximately $42,000 to restore a one-room schoolhouse, they still had about $9,000 in unpaid bills, according to museum Secretary Roger S. Austin.

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Related Topix: Theresa, NY, Russell, NY, Jefferson County, NY, Education Etc., Madrid, NY

Watertown Daily Times

Coroner says body found in Massena Industrial Park too decomposed to identify

State police investigators spent about four hours Saturday morning in a wooded area just south of the Massena Industrial Park searching for clues as they seek to identify a body found there Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Ray-Brook, NY, Albany, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

NYSP Public Record

Massena-based state police charged Stephen S. Grant, 28, of Norfolk with second-degree menacing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment following an investigation into a domestic dispute reported at 5:45 p.m. Friday at 41 Church St., North Lawrence.

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Related Topix: Massena, NY, Norfolk, NY, North Lawrence, NY, Lawrence, NY, Fort Covington, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Madrid man charged with harassment

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies charged Francis E. Smith, 70, of 2700 County Route 28, Madrid with second-degree harassment Friday stemming from a Wednesday incident in the town of Waddington.

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Related Topix: Madrid, NY, Waddington, NY

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WVNY

Unidentified Body Found in Massena, NY

Police are looking for help identifying a body found off State Route 420. Police say they do not know who the person is, and are attempting to match it to missing person databases.

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Related Topix: Massena, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Massena man sent to jail for 15 days for petit larceny conviction

A Massena man who walked out of Price Chopper in early January without paying for the 18-pack of beer in his cart learned that playing “Let's Make A Deal” with a judge can have dangerous consequences.

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Related Topix: Prison, Massena, NY

Watertown Daily Times

St. Lawrence IDA sets hearing for Maxam North America

The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency has scheduled a hearing on its intention to provide Maxam North America, which will establish a chemical production facility in Ogdensburg, with a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement and exemptions on various taxes and fees.

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Related Topix: Ogdensburg, NY, Rensselaer Falls, NY

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Pennsylvania man survives attempt on his life following release from St. Lawrence County jail

A Philadelphia, Pa., man who survived an attempt on his life Wednesday by members of an Asian drug gang in the city was charged recently with felony drug charges in St. Lawrence County and released from county jail on bail.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, US News

Watertown Daily Times

New SUNY Canton president intends to expand on applied learning, build on past successes

Zvi Szafran is an idea man, and it's not difficult to see why. Just ask him about SUNY Canton's future, and he will expound on all the possibilities he is dreaming of for the institution he now leads.

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Related Topix: Canton, NY, University of Georgia Southern Polytechnic State

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Rensselaer Falls man dies in accident at Gouverneur quarry

State police reported Thursday a 54-year-old Rensselaer Falls man has died following a fall Monday at Gardenscape Quarry, 164 Seavey Road, Gouverneur.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer Falls, NY, Gouverneur, NY, Ogdensburg, NY

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Chase Mills man sentenced to 12 days in jail for attempted petit larceny

A 52-year-old Waddington-area man was sentenced to a short jail term this week after his attorney told the court he was planning to move out of New York state and would prefer incarceration to probation so he could expedite his relocation plans.

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Related Topix: Prison, Chase Mills, NY, Waddington, NY

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