John Pirsos joined the 7 News team in September 2020. He was born and raised in northern New Jersey and graduated from Seton Hall University in 2018 with a major in broadcasting and a minor in journalism. In May 2020, he received his master’s degree in communications from New York Institute of Technology.
While at Seton Hall, John covered Seton Hall’s athletic programs for the student-run radio station. In grad school, he worked in the athletic department, broadcasting all of the team’s games, interviewing players and coaches, and emceeing the department’s functions. But now he is excited to make the transition to news reporting.
In his free time, John likes to work out at the gym, watch sports and listen to classic rock.
Another story has emerged from neighbors reporting that homeless people are living under a Lowville bridge. This time we hear from the landlord who evicted them and we learn about help for people who are left with nowhere to go.
On our 6 o’clock news, we told you about neighbors being concerned about people living under a bridge in Lewis County. Now we hear from one of those people, who is telling us about his struggle after being evicted a couple months ago.
On the inside, it looks like an out of control house fire. But it is a controlled environment inside of a steel box. It’s called a flashover simulator, a common, yet intense training exercise for firefighters.
The COVID vaccination clinic at Jefferson Community College is ending for people who need their first-dose. Instead, the vaccines will be hitting the road. In Lewis County, mobile clinics are a focus as well.
People living in St. Lawrence County say they are down on the local economy, are struggling financially and overall, are not as happy as they’ve been in previous years. That’s according a survey that was just released.
Last year, COVID forced the Bonnie Castle Resort to delay its opening until the end of June and miss out on summer dollars. The season seemed to be bleak, but the resort’s general manager says the federal Paycheck Protection Program really helped.
The now-closed Watertown Correctional Facility not only housed inmates and employed hundreds of workers, its property also had training facilities for local police officers and firefighters. So, what happens to the training?
It started before dawn: cars filing in around 6 AM Sunday morning. It was 30 minutes prior to the service when headlights started illuminating the Bay Drive-In Theatre. And the focus was on one thing: Easter Sunday.
Next week, New York will offer the COVID vaccine to anyone 16 and up. But 16 and 17 year olds are limited to which dose they can get. We looked into how Jefferson County plans to meet this new logistical challenge.