Altona Resident Arrested for False Identification During Traffic Stop on State Route 11
On February 26, 2024, Jared M. Lashway, 35, from Altona, NY, was arrested for false personation. He was also given vehicle and traffic tickets. The arrest happened after a brake light issue on his 2011 Subaru Outback led to a traffic stop on State Route 11, Ellenburg.
What the Alburgh Totality Festival is doing for the upcoming total solar eclipse
Alburgh, VT- With the eclipse now just over a month away, the Alburgh Totality Festival is preparing for a three-day celebration along the shores of Lake Champlain with family fun, live music, food, and much more. Alex Mccracken, the festival organizer, said, “As I understand it, we’re the only full...
Cars towed after Rugar accident
Two cars collided on Rugar Street Wednesday afternoon. The collision was a “simple following too-closely accident,” University Police Chief Patrick Rascoe wrote in an email. Both cars were towed due to the severity of the damage. One car headed in the downtown direction stopped to yield to a...
Assemblyman Jones Secures $3M Grant for Clinton County Airport Redevelopment, Promises Local Job Opportunities
Assemblyman Billy Jones has praised the Clinton County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for obtaining a $3 million FAST-NY grant. This grant, based on a bill introduced by Jones, will fund the redevelopment of the old Clinton County Airport.
Local Plattsburgh Women Arrested for Drug Possession Following Traffic Stop
On February 27, 2024, Denise P. Trombley, 31, and Natalie S. Lodato, 26, were arrested in Plattsburgh, NY. The State Police charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th. The arrest followed a traffic stop on Weed Street, due to a faulty muffler on their blue Chevrolet S10.
Five Section VII basketball championships feature dominant performances and tight finishes
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — March Madness continued across the Section VII high school basketball courts this Saturday. Five games took place at Clinton Community College, crowning the sectional winners for Classes B, C and D, and determining which school will be representing the section in the New York state tournament.
Plattsburgh announces eclipse-viewing party at city beach
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - As Northern New York prepares for April’s total solar eclipse, Plattsburgh on Thursday announced an official viewing party at the city beach. Plattsburgh is along the path of maximum totality for the April 8 eclipse and will be in darkness for a whopping three minutes and 33 seconds.
1 of dozens of dogs seized from NY shelter dies
BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. (WCAX) - One of the dozens of dogs seized by authorities this week from a Beekmantown, New York, rescue organization has died, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. Forty-nine animals were seized Monday from the dog rescue organization “A Canine Gem.” Police say most were underfed,...
Beekmantown high school boys and girls basketball teams win sectional championships
WEST CHAZY, N.Y. — The winning keeps on coming for Beekmantown High School athletics. The Eagles were able to take home two Class A sectional championships: one for girls' basketball and one for boys' basketball on the same night. "To win a championship with them is an experience like...
Woman gets six years for criminal narcotics charge
PLATTSBURGH | On Feb. 27, Clinton County Court Judge William A. Favreau sentenced Shawna Brown to a six-year determinate sentence followed by two years of post-release supervision for felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a charge she initially pled not guilty to. She was sentenced as a second felony offender.
Applications are open for Restore New York grant program
Applications are now open for a piece of $60 million through the Restore New York grant program. Towns and cities across New York can apply for funding to help revitalize their communities. It will go toward demolishing, reburnishing or redeveloping vacant or underutilized buildings to create housing, commercial and mix-use properties.
Clinton County Legislature reaches settlements in harassment lawsuits
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - The Clinton County Legislature has reached settlements in lawsuits brought by four former county corrections employees who alleged workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. The county reached the settlements in December for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, lawmakers say they were first made aware of complaints...
Police say a former employee robbed a Saint Albans KFC the night after being fired
Saint Albans Town, VT- A Saint Albans man has been arrested in connection to a burglary at a KFC that happened overnight on Feb. 20., and police say he worked at the restaurant until he was fired hours before the incident. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a report the next...
Column: The Johnny Appleseed of the American Revolution
It may come as a surprise to learn that Clinton County has its own Johnny Appleseed; a well-storied figure who was responsible for introducing apples to this area. That person would be Jean-Baptiste LaFramboise, named by some of his English neighbors as “John Raspberry”. He was known for many things - the first, permanent European settler of Clinton County, a soldier who fought two wars in North America, and a farmer who began an orchard which continues to bear fruit over two-hundred years later.
Animal organizations in Clinton County rally behind Peru animal rescue shelter amid dog seizure
PERU, N.Y. — In the wake of the recentseizure of nearly 50 dogs from a Beekmantown-based animal rescue A Canine Gem on Ashley Road, the North Country community has united in an extraordinary display of support for the animals and the shelter. Elmore SPCA, an animal rescue shelter in...
Section VII Cheerleading crowns three classes
SARANAC — After weather delayed the originally scheduled meet, cheerleaders descended on Saranac High School for sectionals. Three winners of each respective class were crowned and will move on to take part in the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championships, in Binghamton on Saturday. The competition will be held in Vision Veterans Memorial Arena. In Class C, Northeastern Clinton won with Plattsburgh being tabbed as runner up. In Class D, Moriah was dubbed the winner. In CO-ED, Saranac took home the first prize with Northern Adirondack being runner up. The CVAC championship, awarded to the highest scoring CVAC team in any division, was...
The coldest February in Grand Isle County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Deputies seize 49 dogs from Beekmantown shelter
Beekmantown, NY- The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department has shared new details about more than four dozen animals seized from a Beekmantown shelter on Monday. It was a gut-wrenching scene as crate after crate of dogs were removed from the business on Ashley Road. Authorities say several tips from customers led them to investigate the business and ultimately seize the animals.
Seven new programs in works
SUNY Plattsburgh is implementing seven new programs, informed by a report commissioned from a data analytics and strategy consulting firm. Three of the new programs have already been implemented: master’s degrees in data analytics, offered online, and in natural resources and ecology, as well as a bachelor’s in computer security, offered at SUNY Plattsburgh’s branch campus in Queensbury, New York.
North Country Chamber of Commerce hosts annual State Legislative forum
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — In a gathering aimed at addressing pivotal issues facing the North Country and the state of New York, the North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State Legislative Forum Friday morning. Held at Butcher Block in Plattsburgh, the event saw prominent figures from the state's...