Here’s what Watertown school district’s $13M capital project would do

Next month, people in Watertown will have the chance to vote on a multi-million dollar improvement project.

  JCC to host mental health, coping forum

Wednesday afternoon’s weather: snowy

Massena appoints new mayor

St. Lawrence County colleges issue joint statement on Chauvin verdict

  Morning check up: ‘patch testing’ for allergies

  Protests, as T.I. eyes teacher cuts

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  Jefferson County eyes letting 12 year olds use guns while hunting

  Wednesday’s sports: Watertown, S. Jeff, IHC score shutouts

  On 4/20, Akwesasne demands legal pot sales sooner rather than later

  Town of Lowville considers opting out of recreational marijuana sales

Tri-county region reports 56 new COVID cases

  The lowdown on lumber prices

  ‘My heart sank:’ self-employed worker gets unwelcome news from state

Some people are finding a shock in the mailbox. They’re being told they owe the state money they received in unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic; it’s extra money the state accidentally sent.

Tri-county jobless rates remain fairly steady in March

Unemployment rates in the tri-county region remained fairly steady during the month of March when compared to last year at the same time.

Man tased after allegedly siccing dogs on deputies

A West Carthage man was tased after he allegedly sicced his two pit bulls on Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies when they tried to arrest him.

  Zoo New York excited about increased attendance

Governor Cuomo is allowing zoo attendance to increase to 50 percent, which means Watertown’s Zoo New York in Thompson Park can now host 1,000 people at once instead of 500.

Winthrop man accused of making meth

  Watertown’s concert in the park and COVID restrictions

Fort Drum local economic impact totals $1.4B direct & $400M indirect

Clarkson University pumps $346.9 million into area economy

  SPCA: big, older Max

State AG investigating Cuomo’s use of aides on book

  Watertown’s concert in the park back on for 2021

The Fourth of July fireworks and concert in the park are back on in Watertown.

  Leonard Spaziani sworn in to fill vacant Watertown city council seat

The city council unanimously approved the pick and it didn’t take long for Spaziani to get to work.

  Highlights & scores: high school football & volleyball

We have highlights from the gridiron as Carthage visits Watertown and from the volleyball court as Clifton-Fine visits Madrid-Waddington.

  Help wanted: businesses face challenge of finding workers

New York continues to open up and, as of Monday, bars and restaurants can stay open an extra hour. But now there’s another challenge that presents itself: finding people to work.

Barrigar trial postponed after security snafu

The trial for the man who recorded himself ripping down the LBGTQ+ Pride Flag at Watertown’s city hall last year had to be postponed after jurors saw him enter the courtroom with an armed escort.

2 new COVID deaths, 84 new infections reported in tri-county region

Since their last COVID-19 reports on Friday, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties announced Monday that they have had 2 new deaths and another 84 new cases of the coronavirus.

  Survey shows decline in St. Lawrence County residents’ outlook, finances

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.

  Lewis County creates videos to promote COVID vaccine

Lewis County has created a series of vaccine videos for residents who may be skeptical of getting the shots. You’re likely to see them popping up on social media.

Man who allegedly fled Brownville accident charged with DWI

A Brownville man who allegedly took off on foot after a crash in Brownville Saturday night has been charged with drunk driving and other charges.

Governor talks taxes, declining COVID positivity rates & expanding venue capacities

Income taxes are coming down for middle-class New Yorkers.

  Indian River’s theater group moves from stage to screen

From the stage to the screen, the Indian River theater department made the show go on this school year despite the pandemic.

St. Lawrence University holds graduation with pandemic in mind

More than 500 St. Lawrence University students graduated over the weekend in a different way due to the pandemic.

  Your Turn: feedback on internet law, curfew change & local hero

Governor Cuomo signed a bill making high-speed internet more affordable for low-income families. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Flower Memorial Library to reopen lower level & children’s room

Watertown’s Flower Memorial Library is turning another page in its COVID-19 journey with the reopening of its children’s room and downstairs area.

  Crews remove ice from Watertown’s arena

It was a rite of spring at the Watertown Municipal Arena Monday as crews removed the ice from the hockey arena.

Should Cuomo resign? A slim majority of New Yorkers say ‘no’

Despite facing nearly a dozen accusations of inappropriate behavior toward women, more New Yorkers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo should not resign than say he should.

  Running to keep kids healthy

The Healthy Kids Running Series teaches kids to run as a way to stay healthy.

  Time to get back on the road with Cycling 101

Many people will be getting their bicycles out of the garage soon and the Watertown Family YMCA wants to help them get back on the road safely.

  Watertown city officials seek public’s help updating zoning laws

The City of Watertown’s zoning laws are 60 years old. And now, city officials are working to make those laws easier to use and more modern.

  A proposed bill can help veterans who have been exposed to toxins

About 3.5 million U.S. veterans have been exposed to toxic fumes or other carcinogens during their time of service. Now, a bill has been introduced to fast track their access to health care benefits.

  Sunday Sports: South Jeff FC Soccer opens season this month

With the arrival of the South Jeff FC on the local sports scene, area soccer fans will be afforded the opportunity of local entertainment, with a team that plays a 12 game schedule in both the spring and the fall.

  Massena native accepted into the Marine Corps Band

One north country man has achieved a high honor in the marines for his musical abilities.

Crash in the Town of Champion knocks down wires

Power and cable lines came down due to a crash on State Route 26 in the Town of Champion.

Cuomo: New lows and new highs on the COVID-19 front

There are plenty of new lows on the COVID-19 case front, and new highs in vaccinations in New York this weekend.

  Rollover crash in Brownville leads to foot chase

A rollover crash in Brownville led to a foot chase Saturday night.

  Saturday Sports: Potsdam beats St. Lawrence C. on the gridiron

Saturday morning held football action from Brasher Falls as the Larries of St. Lawrence Central hosted the Potsdam Sandstoners in N.A.C. Football.

  Two injured in Town of Theresa rollover

Two people were injured in a multi-vehicle rollover accident in the Town of Theresa.

  Friends of Thompson Park work to trim the trails

The work started early Saturday for dozens of North Country residents working to clear parts of Thompson Park.

COVID-19 update for the North Country

Two more COVID-19 related deaths in the North Country were reported Saturday.

  Snowmobile show in Clayton has people flocking from hours away

The snow season is slowly coming to a close, but snowmobile collectors had a chance to show off some their vintage rides Saturday.

  SUNY Potsdam to review how sexual assault, harassment cases handled

The review is prompted by protests – off and on campus. Students said SUNY Potsdam’s investigations of sexual harassment and abuse complaints fall short. The university now says it’s listening.

  Great Bend man escapes fire: it was ‘just a wall of flames’

A Great Bend man managed to escape fire Friday morning by diving out his bedroom window. He lost his home and possessions, but his two dogs were saved - "that little bit of hope...means more than anything."

Lowville’s Residential Health Care Facility partially reopens for in-person visitation

Lewis County Health System’s Residential Health Care Facility has partially reopened to in-person visitation.

  North country officials not surprised, ready, if COVID ‘boosters’ needed

North country officials are neither surprised nor worried by reports that people may need a third round of shots to protect against variants of the coronavirus.

  Watertown city council to weigh paying for, running park concert

The annual celebration of the 4th of July holiday was going to be canceled for a second year, but now city hall may rescue it.

A death and 48 new COVID cases reported in north country

Both St. Lawrence and Lewis counties reported new COVID-19 cases Friday, but no new deaths or hospitalizations.

  As Canadian border remains closed, concerns over security mount

There is no sign the U.S. - Canadian border will open to leisure travel any time soon, raising fears it may remain closed through the summer.

  Governor signs bill for affordable high-speed internet

Legislation guaranteeing low-priced, high-speed internet to low-income families is now law.

Investigation into Peyton Morse’s death leads to Watertown

Federal investigators are expected in Watertown Friday as they look into the death of city firefighter Peyton Morse.

Watertown officials ask for help updating city’s zoning codes

Officials are working on updating the city's 60-year-old zoning laws.

Power restored in Edwards & Hermon

Power was restored for hundreds of customers in St. Lawrence County Friday morning.

  Family & friends help ‘Aunt Mary’ celebrate 105-year milestone

Thursday’s rain didn’t stop dozens of cars from lining up on Jones Road in the town of Fowler to celebrate a woman many call "Aunt Mary."

Alleged crime spree yields several charges

A Watertown man faces a slew of charges after an alleged crime spree last October.

Highlights & scores: boys’ high school soccer

The South Jefferson Spartans hosted the Watertown Cyclones and the General Brown Lions played host to the Carthage Comets.

  Saints hockey team grateful for community support

Last week, the St. Lawrence University men’s hockey team got to celebrate their ECAC championship with a drive-by parade outside Appleton Arena.

  Local restaurant, bar owners say state’s curfew, even with extra hour, is costing them

North country bar and restaurant owners say they will take what they can get when it comes to operating time, but they say the couple of hours they are still losing can make or break a business.

COVID kills 1, infects 67 others in tri-county region

There’s at least one COVID death to report in the region Thursday. In addition, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties announced they have 67 new cases of the coronavirus.

Samaritan Summit Village reports death of COVID-positive resident

A COVID-positive resident at Samaritan Summit Village has died. Officials say the resident had several underlying health conditions.

  Watertown seeking grant for amphitheater at Thompson Park

Watertown wants a permanent home for concerts and shows in Thompson Park. The city is looking to the Pentagon to help set the stage.

  Bonnie Castle Resort says PPP helped keep it in business during pandemic

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.

  Copenhagen boy hailed as hero after rescuing drowning child

A young man from Copenhagen is being praised as a hero after rescuing a boy from drowning last week.

  ‘Ultimate Golf Package’ sales to benefit Hospice of Jefferson County

Instead of its annual golf tournament, Hospice of Jefferson County is raising money by selling its ‘Ultimate Golf Package.’

  $hip comes in for Port of Ogdensburg

For the Port of Ogdensburg, the ship has come in. The money is secured for the port to expand.

3-vehicle crash injures 2 in town of Brownville

One person was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Brownville Wednesday.

  A favorite is back: Tin Pan Galley reopens with new owners

A beloved north country restaurant is back open for business.

  Flag of Israel flying outside Watertown City Hall

It’s Israeli Independence Day, marking the anniversary of when the state of Israel was founded.

Food distribution Saturday in St. Lawrence County

There will be 700 boxes of food given out, each containing one gallon of milk, along with an assortment of dairy products, produce, and meat.

  Fire guts Norfolk garage & workshop

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire at 3925 State Highway 310 in the town of Norfolk, but several items including a car were lost.