Breaking: north country will NOT move to phase two Friday

That means many north country businesses that were planning on reopening, won't.

  Phase 2 of reopening begins Friday, but businesses confused about guidelines

  Businesses can deny entry to people not wearing masks, governor says

St. Lawrence County sees 200th case of COVID-19, Jefferson County reports no new cases

More COVID-19 recoveries reported in Lewis County

  Victims Assistance Center seeks donations of board games

COVID-19: Wednesday night update

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  Beating the record heat during the pandemic

Unemployment rate skyrockets in state, north country

Cuomo slams ‘toxic’ divide in Washington, has ‘good conversation’ with Trump

  Harrisville business up in arms over social distancing complaint

Jefferson, St. Lawrence County report no new COVID-19 cases

  Watertown farmers market begins with restrictions

Report: Pentagon lifting travel ban for military

Military Times is reporting the Pentagon is rolling back its travel ban for service members. That means travel for things like training and change-of-station moves can begin to resume.

Voters say it’s better to reopen state slowly, poll shows

According to a Siena College poll released Wednesday, voters said by a 65-32 percent margin that it’s better to weather the economic impact of the coronavirus shutdown than it is to lose lives to the disease.

  Morning Checkup: outpatient addiction services

There’s been an uptick in overdose cases in the north country in recent weeks and Samaritan Medical Center wants people to know that help is available.

COVID-19: Tuesday night update

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Tuesday. The total remains at 294.

  North country on track for phase two of reopening

  Protesters in Lake Placid tell tourists to turn around

No New Coronavirus Cases Reported in St. Lawrence County

No New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Jefferson County

  Sackets Harbor Battlefield Sharing Local History Safely

No COVID-19 Cases at Samaritan Summit Village

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Lewis County

Lewis County held steady at 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

  Fix infrastructure to stimulate economy, governor says

At his daily coronavirus briefing in New York City Tuesday, the governor said spending money on infrastructure projects would put people back to work quickly and stimulate the economy.

  Tomorrow’s Health: strokes, epilepsy & MS

A European study finds stroke survivors who experience sleep disturbances are more likely to have another stroke or serious cardiovascular event within two years.

Lewis County confirms 24th COVID-19 case

Public Health officials say the 24th person was identified as positive Monday morning and is in isolation at home.

Jefferson County reports no new coronavirus cases

County officials say 12 more people were tested, none of whom were positive.

No new COVID-19 cases reported in St. Lawrence County

The total number of confirmed positive cases stays at 199.

COVID-19: Sunday night update

One new case of COVID-19 was reported in the tri-county region Sunday, bringing the area’s total to 293.

  COVID-19: Our life the last 7 days

7 News reporter Abbey Buttacavoli sums up the north country's last 7 days with COVID-19.

COVID-19: Saturday night update

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Saturday, bringing the area’s total to 292.

  Cuomo: number of daily deaths now below 100

"...for me it’s a sign that we’re making real progress and I feel good about that," the governor said Saturday.

  Arconic lays off 24 at Massena plant

Employees were notified of the cuts this week, which the company attributed to reduced production due to COVID-19.

Saturday’s numbers: one new case in SLC, Jefferson, none in Lewis County

The county’s COVID-19 statistics Saturday were essentially unchanged from Friday - the number of confirmed cases remained at 23.

COVID-19: Friday night update

There was one new case of COVID-19 in the tri-county region Friday. It was in Lewis County.

  Local tourism off to slow start this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend which usually means a spike in tourists to the area. But, this year, the season is shaping up to be a bit slower.

  Local educators face less funding, more costs & challenges

When students come back to the classroom, area school district leaders expect there will be increased mental health needs and gaps in students' learning. And that's not all.

Jefferson, St. Lawrence County report no new COVID-19 cases

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

  Local schools gear up for distance learning for summer classes

North country school districts are gearing up for summer school at a distance. Plans are already in place a day after Governor Cuomo's guidelines were announced.

  State sets up loan fund for small businesses struggling through pandemic

New York state is stepping in with a loan fund to help struggling businesses survive through the coronavirus shutdown.

  The show goes on at area drive-ins, but with some changes

North country drive-ins are getting ready for opening night. They’re making some changes due to COVID-19.

  Teachers reconnect with students

Special education students in the Lewis - St. Lawrence BOCES program reconnected with teachers Friday.

COVID-19: Thursday night update

There was one new case of COVID-19 in the tri-county region Thursday. It was in Lewis County.

  Money woes mount for local nursing homes as they spend big bucks on COVID-19 testing

The money problems of north country nursing homes are starting to pile up, especially now that they have to test their employees twice a week.

  Inflammatory illness in kids halts in-class summer school & delays summer day camps

At his daily coronavirus briefing in New York City on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was once thought COVID-19 had little or no effect on children.

ATV event where man died was illegal, says Lewis County’s manager

A weekend event connected to a fatal UTV crash was held illegally, according to Lewis County Manager Ryan Piche.

  Local salons eager to cut, color and curl once again

North country salons and barbershops could open as early as the end of next week. Owners are coming up with precautions of their own as they wait for state guidance.

  Lewis County: take COVID-19 test results seriously despite apparent false positives

While there appear to have been false positive COVID-19 tests in Lewis County, officials there are telling people it’s still important to trust the testing system.

  June’s school budget vote will be by absentee ballot

One thing we all have in common right now - we are all learning to do things differently, and this year’s school budget vote will be one of them.

  How the north country will observe Memorial Day during pandemic

Without the traditional parades, flag ceremonies and get-togethers, how will Memorial Day look this weekend?

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

  Local author featured in Vanity Fair about pandemic research

Local author Ellen Marie Wiseman, in researching a novel set during the time of the Spanish Flu, discovered a lot of similarities between that pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Fitness with Jamie: exercising those legs

Jamie Kalk shows us exercises that can use sliders – if you want to spend the big bucks – or simple paper plates.

COVID-19: Wednesday night update

Jefferson County reported 1 new case of COVID-19 Wednesday, meaning the total is now 70.

  Border separates man in St. Lawrence County from wife, kids in Canada

A family separated by the border between the U.S. and Canada will have to wait at least another month before they can be reunited.

  Local Catholic churches reshaping their masses

Larger religious gatherings won't resume in New York state until at least the end of June. Meanwhile, local Catholic churches are preparing for some changes in their masses.

  Cuomo addresses reopening results, religious gatherings & reimagining education

Parts of New York state have been open since Friday and so far, so good.

  What the fall semester could look like at north country colleges

North country colleges are starting to brainstorm what the fall semester may look like. Officials shared their concerns and plans on Wednesday.

  Organizers say Ogdensburg’s Seaway Festival is on - sort of

Picture July in Ogdensburg without the annual Seaway Festival and its parade and carnival rides. Organizers can’t imagine that.

  New service offers help if farmers get COVID-19

To help avoid employee shortages if workers become ill, the New York Farm Bureau is crafting a new service where workers can register into a database to be a temporary replacement if the need arises.

2 million New Yorkers received $10B in jobless benefits since pandemic began, says labor department

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the state Department of Labor says it has paid out over $10 billion in unemployment benefits to more than 2 million New Yorkers.

No new COVID-19 cases in Lewis County

There has been no change since Tuesday in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lewis County.

Fort Drum will open cemeteries for public visitation on Memorial Day

It's an annual Memorial Day tradition at Fort Drum, and with COVID 19 prevention and mitigation measures firmly in place, it will go on.

  Morning Checkup: rehabilitation services

Samaritan Medical Center is continuing to offer various therapies, but the coronavirus has changed the way things are done.

COVID-19: Tuesday night update

Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the tri-county region Tuesday, bringing the region’s total to 287.

  Watertown business using $19M in federal funds to help feed the hungry

The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a new food distribution program that uses a farmers' extra food to feed hungry people. We've learned a Watertown food distribution company is playing an important role.

3 new coronavirus cases reported in St. Lawrence County

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to date to 197.

False positives at Lewis County hospital’s nursing home?

The COVID-19 results for 4 employees at Lewis County General Hospital's nursing home may have been false positives. That's according to Lewis County Health Systems CEO Gerald Cayer.

  Small Memorial Day ceremonies & vehicle parades only, Cuomo says

New Yorkers can have Memorial Day ceremonies and parades, but with restrictions.

Jefferson County sees no new coronavirus cases

For the fourth day in a row, Jefferson County has seen no new cases of COVID-19, meaning the total remains at 69.

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Lewis County overnight

On Monday Lewis County health officials announced their 21st confirmed case of COVID-19.

  BBQ business owner says he has recipe for success despite pandemic

As COVID-19 causes north country restaurants to close, a Watertown man thinks he has the recipe for success.

  Tomorrow’s Health: low-income screening, home health care & apps for tweens

Low income adults are significantly less likely to be screened for cardiovascular disease.

COVID-19: Monday night update

One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the tri-county region Monday, bringing the region’s total to 284.

  Labor Department mostly caught up on jobless claims, state says

If you’re still waiting for unemployment benefits, you are the exception, not the rule. At least that’s the word from the state.

  How many businesses will COVID-19 claim? ‘Anybody’s guess,’ says retail council head

7 News anchor John Moore spoke to the president of the Retail Council of New York State on Monday and asked how many more businesses will fall before the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

  Did Massena church violate social distancing rules?

A Massena church says it was threatened with a fine over its drive-in service. They say it’s a matter of religious freedom and safe and they’ll keep doing it.

  Watertown farmers market resumes next week with restrictions

The Watertown Farm and Craft Market will make its return to Washington and Sterling streets next week.

Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties report no new coronavirus cases

Jefferson and St. Lawrence county officials reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

  Pre-Memorial Day tradition in Carthage stands strong

More than 1,400 flags are arranged in front of Carthage High School to honor and remember the men and women who have served our country.