Stefanik makes formal bid to replace Cheney as House GOP #3

On the heels of House Republicans' ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney from her role as their number-three leader, north country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has officially announced her bid for the job.

  Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill

The government is increasing spending on broadband as the pandemic made stark that millions of Americans did not have access to, and could not afford, broadband at a time when jobs, school and health care was moving online.
  • Coronavirus

US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  As GOP moves to Trump, so does Elise Stefanik

  A stop in Watertown: Astorino launches 2nd bid for governor

  Highlights & scores: dealing with weather, plus girls’ lacrosse

  In wake of teens’ deaths, lawmaker calls for more suicide prevention education

Edwards man dead after crashing vehicle into creek

An Edwards man is dead after a crash in Hermon Sunday morning in which his vehicle ended up upside down in a creek.
  • National

Teacher has 5th grade students in ND reenact George Floyd arrest

The teacher has been placed on administrative leave and will remain on leave until the district finishes its investigation.

  Lawyer: John Anson ‘was defending himself’ during home invasion

  7 News interview: Watertown City Council candidate Amy Horton

GOP’s Rob Astorino announces 2nd run for NY governor, plans Watertown visit

  Kids 12 and older could have access to COVID vaccine Thursday

  Survey: majority of tri-county residents believe COVID vaccine is safe, necessary

40 new COVID infections reported in tri-county area

  Daycare Bootcamp promotes in-home childcare businesses

Clarkson University holding in-person graduation ceremonies

  • Coronavirus

  Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine

A handful of cities started offering shots to children ages 12 to 15 on Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration gave the vaccine emergency use authorization for that age group.

SPORTS

  Highlights & scores: dealing with weather, plus girls’ lacrosse

  Friday Sports: Busy day in sports across the North Country

High school lacrosse, baseball and softball along with adult soccer were on the docket Friday night.

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  Engineering students design bridge for Fort de la Presentation

  JCC student uses class project to seek donations for foster children

Water interruption Wednesday for Watertown’s South Hamilton Street

  No tax hike as Watertown wraps up city budget talks

  Mostly sunny, windy & cool

It’s going to be a breezy, chilly day for this time of year.

Traffic advisory: Watertown’s South Meadow Street

Murder charge against John Anson dropped

  Highlights & scores: Lady Cyclones lacrosse & NAC diamond action

  Will gas prices go up even more after pipeline cyber attack?

Nearly $70M in COVID recovery funds coming to tri-county region

OBITUARIES

Theresa L. Harmych, 82, of Watertown and formerly of Rodman

Graveside Services: Francis J. Regan, 80, of Canton

Lello A. “Budgo” Alteri, of Watertown

CRAIG'S TO-DO LIST

SU Drama Presents -- Working-- a Musical

Broadway’s Best - Spotlight on Plays

Local High School Musical Recorded at Boldt Castle

MILITARY MATTERS

1st BCT leader relieved of command at Fort Drum