Interviews

  North Country All-Stars celebration this week

  Fitness with Jamie: working your core

  Morning Checkup: swing bed services

  SpokerRide goes virtual this year

  Hospice sells ‘Jefferson County: Stronger Together’ apparel

  Morning Checkup: infusions at Samaritan

Continued Coverage

  Taste NY Market reopens

  JCC to hold virtual open house & registration

  Juneteenth celebration organizer: Cuomo on ‘right side of history’ with holiday

  Comedy show to benefit Thompson Park zoo

  Fitness with Jamie: PiYo Live moves

  4-H Camp Wabasso offering summer programs

  Morning Checkup: new to Samaritan Dermatology

Samaritan Medical Center is welcoming two new physician assistants to its dermatology department.

  Food distribution at JCC later this week

Jefferson Community College and the Food Bank of Central New York are teaming up for a drive-through food distribution event on Friday.

  Changes at Clayton Opera House

The COVID-19 pandemic means there had to be changes at the Clayton Opera House.

  Building a stronger diverse community

Our guest on 7 News at Noon on Thursday was Dr. Janice Gravely, who has a PhD in Public Policy & Administration.

  VAC notes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

  Retired Lt. Col. discusses policy and military duties

  Morning Checkup: home health services

  Free online workshops at JCC

  Watertown’s library offers “Grab & Go” book pick up

  Watertown’s Salvation Army thrift store reopens for customers and donations

  Fitness with Jamie: working out at Thompson Park

After months of being cooped up, many people are ready to get out and exercise.

  Attorney discusses executive orders and the law

Whether it be President Trump or Governor Cuomo, leaders are coming under fire over their use of executive orders. Many wonder if the orders are actually legal or enforceable.

  Morning Checkup: COVID-19 antibody testing

esting positive for COVID-19 antibodies doesn’t necessarily mean what you think.

  Crafts return this week to Watertown Farm & Craft Market

Last week was the first Watertown Farm and Craft Market of the season and it’ll be back this week with a few changes.

  7 News All-Stars to receive on-air recognition

Each year 7 News honors its All-Stars with special dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown, but the coronavirus pandemic makes that impossible.

  Watertown residents to vote June 9 on funding for Flower Memorial Library

If you live in the Watertown City School District, you’ll be voting June 9 on the school budget and something else - Proposition 1 - which will secure funding for Flower Memorial Library.

  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.

  JCC offers Zoom information sessions

If you’re thinking of taking classes at Jefferson Community College this fall, you may have questions.

  Registration underway for JCC’s summer remote learning courses

While the social distancing executive order remains in effect, JCC will continue with remote learning for summer session.

  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.

  Have questions? Give Cooperative Extension a call

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County is still open for business, just remotely.

  7 News All-Stars to be honored with television special

Every year 7 News holds a reception to celebrate our student all-stars in academics, athletics, arts and career-tech. However, because of the pandemic, we're doing something a little different this year.

  Morning Checkup: rehabilitation services

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

  Cooperative Extension releases new Local Food Guide

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County has released its new Local Food Guide.

  Volunteer Transportation Center resumes giving rides to all medical appointments

The Volunteer Transportation Center has resumed providing rides to clients to any medical office which is taking appointments.

  Jefferson County 4-H Virtual Academy offers numerous programs for youth

With schools closed due to COVID-19, young people have a chance to learn about public speaking, animal science, coding and other subjects online.

  Morning Checkup: honoring the caregivers

Samaritan Medical Center is rolling out two new awards to honor nurses and support staff.

  JCC’s Kids’ College goes online

Jefferson Community College’s kids' summer camps will be going virtual this year.

  Tug Hill Calendar Photo Contest now underway

Attention local photographers - you have a chance to get your pictures published in a calendar.

  Feeling cooped up? Go boating, Sea Grant says

There are still many things people can’t do because of social distancing guidelines, but boating isn’t one of them.

  COVD-19 affects Watertown International Airport

Watertown International Airport Manager Grant Sussey appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday to talk about the effects of COVID-19 on the airport.

  Local lawyer discusses slight reopening of courts

Earlier this week the New York State Unified Court System began to allow the slight reopening of courts around the state. Local attorney Keith Caughlin of the law firm of Schwerzmann and Wise appeared on 7 News at Noon on Thursday to talk about it.

  Fitness with Jamie: using exercise loops

Join fitness expert Jamie Kalk on her deck as she shows us two exercises that use resistance loops.

  Public education advocate slams Cuomo’s plan for education reform

Governor Cuomo wants to reform education in New York. One of the most outspoken critics is Jasmine Gripper, executive director of the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education.

  Morning Checkup: proper PPE

There’s a right way and a wrong way to use and wear personal protective equipment, also known as PPE.

  Radiothon, benefit concert to raise money for COVID-19 crisis fund

Local broadcasters are teaming up with the United Way of Northern New York to raise money for a COVID-19 crisis fund.

  Child care funding available for essential workers

If you're an essential worker who's paying for child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be able to get that care paid for.

  JRC Foundation reschedules Sunset on the Shore fundraiser

The JRC Foundation, which raises money for The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, has postponed its Sunset on the Shore fundraiser.

  Morning Checkup: addictions treatment

Even in the middle of a pandemic, people can still get help for their addictions.

  New degree available at JCC

Assistant professor of Business Studies Irene Wilder talked about the associate of occupational studies degree during an interview that aired on 7 News This Morning.

  City of Watertown braces for losses

Municipalities are losing millions of dollars in sales tax revenue from business shut down by the coronavirus outbreak.

  Registration now open for JCC’s summer classes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson Community College will continue its remote learning classes during the summer.

  Cooperative Extension offers virtual cooking classes & other learning activities

Nutrition Program Manager April Bennett appeared on 7 News at Noon on Thursday to talk about virtual learning platforms for nutrition.

  Fitness: 3 great leg exercises

Fitness expert Jamie Kalk demonstrates a curtsy lunge, a front diagonal lunge, and a backward lunge with a twist.

  Morning Checkup: operational changes

Samaritan Medical Center has temporarily consolidated its clinics and outpatient services because of the coronavirus outbreak.

  Watertown group okays emergency business loan program, donations to food pantries

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Watertown Local Development Corporation has approved an emergency loan program for businesses and $6,000 in donations to food pantries in the city.

  Despite layoffs, Watertown’s chamber of commerce still offers assistance

Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Kylie Peck appeared on 7 News at Noon on Monday to talk about the financial strain placed on the organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Jefferson County leader ‘very concerned’ about getting emergency funding

Jefferson County's administrator is "very concerned" about the county receiving emergency funding to cope with the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Orchestra explains decision to cancel July concerts

Last week, when the Orchestra of Northern New York cancelled the popular summer pops concerts in Watertown and Potsdam, some people wondered why the decision was made so early.

  Watertown school superintendent discusses grading students during shutdown

Watertown City School District Superintendent Patti LaBarr appeared on 7 News at Noon on Wednesday to discuss grading students during the statewide shutdown of the educational system.

  Attend open house virtually at JCC

Prospective students can’t visit the Jefferson Community College in person right now, but they can attend a virtual open house.

  4-H Camp Wabasso still gearing up for summer

Sabrina DeRue from Cornell Cooperative Extension says registrations are still being accepted, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Staying healthy and celebrating Easter during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people at home, there are concerns about weight gain as well as celebrating with loved ones on Easter.

  Pandemic is ‘huge lead weight’ for local farmers

It's estimated that 10 to 15 farms in Jefferson County could close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That's according to county Agricultural Coordinator Jay Matteson.

  Fitness: Jamie Kalk at home with paper plates

In this fitness segment, Jamie Kalk comes to us from her living room.

  Heart Walk goes virtual this year

he 26th annual North Country Heart Walk will be an online-only event.

  4-H Camp Wabasso taking registrations

During this difficult time of social distancing, it’s nice to think about things going back to normal. That’s why 4-H Camp Wabasso is moving forward with its summer season.

  Morning Checkup: telemedicine

Dermatologist Dr. Nathanial Miletta says there’s a lot he can do for patients via telemedicine.

  The effects of COVID-19 on NY’s court system

Local attorney Marcy Robinson Dembs appeared on 7 News at Noon Monday with anchor Diane Rutherford to discuss the changes in the judicial system.

  Changes at Volunteer Transportation Center

There are changes at the Volunteer Transportation Center because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Morning Checkup: a COVID-19 update

Dr. Marylene Duah is a board-certified infectious disease physician at Samaritan Medical Center.

  Stuck at home? Here’s some streaming suggestions

7 News arts and entertainment editor Craig Thornton talks bout some of the things he’s watching and streaming.

  County Office for the Aging offers assistance during pandemic

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging wants people to know they’re there to help.

  Morning Checkup: maternity & COVID-19

Samaritan Medical Center has a plan for maternity patients during the coronavirus outbreak

  North Country Eats launched on wwnytv.com

You can’t dine at local restaurants right now, but you can still enjoy their food. You just need to know what eateries offer take-out or delivery.

  Samaritan sets up coronavirus resource line

Samaritan Medical Center has set up a resource line for those concerned about COVID-19.

  SPCA: cute Maleficent & changes at the shelter

Maleficent is ready for adoption.