Push underway to get farm workers vaccinated

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Tuesday to make it easier for farm workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Expert testifies former officer justified in pinning Floyd to pavement as trial continues

The question of what is reasonable is important: Police officers are allowed certain latitude to use deadly force when someone puts the officer or other people in danger.
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New child payments expected to start this summer, IRS chief says

Democrats view the tax change as an opportunity to address income inequality worsened by the pandemic. According to some estimates, it would reduce the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. by more than half.

TOP STORIES

  How to talk to your teen about internet blackmail, thoughts of suicide

  Ogdensburg’s library caught in crossfire between city hall and school district

  IJC: water levels on lake and river are 2-feet below average

  Watertown fire sends one to hospital

46 new COVID cases reported in tri-county region

Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties announced Tuesday that they have 46 new cases of the coronavirus.
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Navy veterans rescued after birthday canoe trip leaves them stranded

Rescuers found the two men, blocked by debris in a tributary, after 28 hours of weathering the elements.

Visits suspended at Lewis County nursing home due to COVID case

  Reaction mixed over allowing 12 year olds to hunt deer

State to follow recommendation to ‘pause’ J&J vaccinations

  Watertown city officials mull how to spend COVID relief funds

  Ogdensburg officials outline challenges with sales tax plan

  Highlights & scores: high school football & girls’ soccer

  Another teen suicide blamed on internet blackmail

  Educators: allowing students to sit closer together presents challenges

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  GRAPHIC: Minnesota cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.

SPORTS

  Highlights & scores: Tuesday night football

Friday Sports: SUNY Potsdam lacrosse doubles Plattsburgh in win

It was a busy Friday on the local sports scene, with action on the diamond, soccer field, pool and lacrosse field.

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Tri-county region reports 107 new COVID cases since Friday

State issues new rules for school, college graduations

  Marijuana may be legal in NY, but some places are still off limits

  7 COVID-19 cases at Summit Village, visitation paused

Local clinics not affected by Johnson & Johnson’s bad batch of COVID vaccines

Johnson & Johnson’s bad batch of vaccines means New York state will see around 85 percent fewer shots from J&J this week. However, local clinics will continue.

Heuvelton lifts boil water advisory for much of village

  Fort Drum has top COVID vaccination rate among military installations

Port of Ogdensburg to expand thanks to new funding

  Your Turn: feedback on teen’s suicide, methadone in jail & Ogdensburg’s finances

  After waiting a year, lawyer is sworn in to Lewis County Bar Association

OBITUARIES

Lavern I. Maltby, 95, of Watertown and formerly of LaFargeville

Barry William LaVine, 65, of West Carthage

Lisa M. Davies, 41, of Pierrepont Manor

CRAIG'S TO-DO LIST

Renowned Musician Interviewed by ONNY

Broadway’s Best - Spotlight on Plays

Crane Faculty and Student Recitals Continuing

MILITARY MATTERS

  Celebrating the Month of the Military Child