Category Archives: Local News

  • ‘A black president, yay’: 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl (VIDEO)

    ‘A black president, yay’: 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl (VIDEO) pWASHINGTON — Virginia McLaurin’s life isn’t easy. Last winter, she battled bedbugs in her Washington, D.C., apartment. This year, mega-snowstorm “Snowzilla” trapped her inside for several days./ppShe also happens to be almost 107 years old./ppNone…

  • Falconry and wildlife rehabilitator exams offered by state

    Falconry and wildlife rehabilitator exams offered by state pALBANY — The state is offering licensing exams for people who want to rehabilitate wildlife or practice falconry./ppThe state Department of Environmental Conservation says the exams will be held at the agency’s regional offices on April 8. Exams also will be…

  • Ritchie bill restricts purchasing of junk, luxury foods with SNAP benefits

    Ritchie bill restricts purchasing of junk, luxury foods with SNAP benefits pOreo cookies and crab legs could come off the menu for those using state benefits to purchase food should a state Senate bill work its way through the Legislature and gain the governor’s favor. /ppSen. Patricia A. Ritchie,…

  • Business incubator board lowers rent for airsoft adventure simulation business

    Business incubator board lowers rent for airsoft adventure simulation business pWATERTOWN — A combat simulation adventure business has been given a final reprieve by the Watertown Center for Business and Industry./ppThe Watertown Industrial Center’s board of directors unanimously agreed Tuesday to lower the monthly payment for Watertown Airsoft, which…

  • Getting a handle on Watertown’s ‘zombie,’ distressed homes

    Getting a handle on Watertown’s ‘zombie,’ distressed homes pWATERTOWN — City Assessor Brian S. Phelps acknowledges it’s difficult to gauge what’s happening with those so-called “zombie homes” in the city because it can take a few years before banks finally file foreclosure proceedings./ppBut Mr. Phelps recently learned about a…

  • Local paragraph

    Local paragraph pn WEST CARTHAGE — The village Board of Trustees during its February meeting last Monday accepted a $3,300 bid through Auction International for a sander. Bids are again being solicited for a second machine, a Sno Go bank cutter, which drew no bids earlier. The board agreed…

  • NNY Community Foundation may become more involved in helping city fundraising

    NNY Community Foundation may become more involved in helping city fundraising pWATERTOWN — Every so often, someone comes forward with a bequest to leave money to the city for something like putting a bench in Thompson Park or making some other charitable donation to the municipality. /ppIn other instances,…

  • Franklin County News -Land Claim Settlement Talks Continuing

    Franklin County land claim settlement talks continuing MALONE — Nearly 18 months after St. Lawrence County officials signed off on a memorandum of understanding to settle a longstanding disagreement with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe over land ownership, negotiations between the tribe and Franklin County are continuing, with little…

  • Troopers investigate fatal Brainardsville fire

    Troopers investigate fatal Brainardsville fire pBRAINARDSVILLE –– State police are investigating a fire that resulted in the death of a Brainardsville man early Saturday morning./ppStephen Harrigan, 53, died when he was apparently trapped in his burning home at 275 state Route 190, Franklin County Coroner Hubert Wilcox said. An…

  • Villages have two ways to launch dissolution process

    Villages have two ways to launch dissolution process CANTON — Villages in New York state that want to consider dissolving have two ways to initiate the process, according to state law. Faced with higher expenses and enticed by state incentive aid, a few north county villages are considering dissolving…