Interviews

  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.

  Local author featured in Vanity Fair about pandemic research

  Fitness with Jamie: exercising those legs

  Have questions? Give Cooperative Extension a call

  7 News All-Stars to be honored with television special

  Morning Checkup: rehabilitation services

  Cooperative Extension releases new Local Food Guide

Continued Coverage

  Volunteer Transportation Center resumes giving rides to all medical appointments

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

  Morning Checkup: honoring the caregivers

  JCC’s Kids’ College goes online

  Tug Hill Calendar Photo Contest now underway

  Feeling cooped up? Go boating, Sea Grant says

  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

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

  Child care funding available for essential workers

  JRC Foundation reschedules Sunset on the Shore fundraiser

  Morning Checkup: addictions treatment

  New degree available at JCC

  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.

  TV Dinner: an Irish feast

There’s no North Country Goes Green Irish festival this year, but you can still enjoy some great Irish food.

  Women’s Council of Realtors hosts session

The Women's Council of Realtors want to know: "Got Leadership?"

  Agricultural Development Conference postponed

Jefferson County's 18th Annual Agricultural Development Conference, which was planned for March 20, has been postponed until November 5 and 6 due to concerns over COVID-19.

  ‘High School Musical’ at Gouverneur High next week

Gouverneur High School will be the scene of “High School Musical” next week.

  It gets ‘Freaky’ in LaFargeville Friday

LaFargeville Central students are presenting a musical version of a popular Disney movie.

  Mannsville Maple Sap Run coming up this month

The 6th Annual Mannsville Maple Sap Run 5K and 3K Walk is coming up later this month.

  St. Patrick’s Hockey Classic this weekend

The Watertown Firefighters Benevolent is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Hockey Classic this weekend.

  Morning Checkup: One Night, One Diamond

It's nearly time for the One Night, One Diamond fundraiser for Samaritan Medical Center.

  Alexandria students present ‘School of Rock, the Musical’

"Rock" will be the subject this week at Alexandria Central School.

  Masquerade Ball raises money for Victims Assistance Center

The Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County is holding its fourth annual Night of Heroes Masquerade Ball later this month.

  JCC hosts Leadership & Business Symposium next week

Jefferson Community College combined two events last year and it was so popular they're doing it again.

  ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ at IHC this week

It was a popular movie that became a popular Broadway musical

  How to protect against child trafficking

The Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee is hosting a free event concerning child trafficking.

  Cooperative Extension observes National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County is trying to get people involved.

  SPCA: ferrets & a fundraiser

Jefferson County SPCA executive director Heather Spezzano brought three special guests with her when she visited the 7 News studio Monday morning.

  Carthage High presents ‘Sister Act’ this week

"Sister Act" is coming to Carthage High School this week.

  Memory Cafe hosts zoo presentation

The Memory Cafe of NNY is hosting a presentation from Thompson Park zoo in Watertown.

  TV Dinner: ‘Strega Nona’

“Strega Nona” is a children’s book. It’s also a tasty pasta dish that’s perfect for Lent.

  United Way of NNY plans nonprofit boot camp & Over The Edge

United Way of Northern New York is offering a boot camp for leaders of nonprofit organizations.

  Fitness: working the upper body

You can exercise pretty much anytime. Even when you're wearing a dress.

  Register until April 1 for Frank Caprara Memorial Golf Tournament

The 5th Annual Frank Caprara Memorial Golf Tournament will be on June 17, 2020, at the Ives Hill Country Club.

  Healthcare job fair next week

Healthcare has been the number one in-demand occupation for the last decade.

  Morning Checkup: Orthopaedic services

There's no point traveling out of the area for orthopaedic services.

  Belleville Henderson students present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

"Little Shop of Horrors" is coming to the north country.

  Shamrock Run is just around the corner

It might seem as if it’s too soon, but it’s only about two weeks until the Watertown YMCA’s annual Shamrock Run.

  Garrett W. Loomis Foundation offers active shooter awareness training

Mass shootings have been making headlines over the past several years and a local organization wants to help people be prepared.

  Local attorney discusses alimony

Local attorney Larry Hassler of the law firm Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall appeared on 7 News at Noon on Monday to discuss alimony.

  It’s a fun fundraiser for Sammy

Super Sammy's Fun Fundraiser is this weekend.

  SPCA: Blind Pepper

Pepper is a shih tzu who needs a little extra care.

  ’Above the Influence’ event at Alexandria Central this week

An event at Alexandria Central School will take a look at the "mischief" young people can get into.

  Relay for Life season kicks off next week

The American Cancer Society is kicking off Relay for Life season next week.