Lake Effect Snow Warning starts at 4 p.m. today and goes through Wednesday
The National Weather Service said a Lake Effect Snow Warning will start at 4 p.m. Monday, November 27 for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties. The warning is scheduled to last until 7 a.m. Wednesday, November 29. The NWS said there is a possibility of heavy lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of one to […]
North Country resident facing larceny charges across two townships and one village, Troopers say
JEFFERSON COUNTY- A local resident is faced with numerous larceny related charges throughout the North Country following an investigation this month, authorities say. Michael A. Spellan, 29, of Carthage, NY is faced with numerous accusations, including a felony, from the New York State Police in Watertown and Lowville, NY. Spellan...
The Haunting Legend of Dexter's Ghost: A Town's Living History
In the heart of the quaint town of Dexter, a ghostly tale is as much a part of its fabric as the historic buildings themselves. This legend speaks of Dexter's Ghost, the supposed spirit of 'Lord' Timothy Dexter, an 18th-century merchant known for his eccentricities and bizarre undertakings. Despite lacking a noble title, locals humorously referred to him as 'Lord,' a nod to his flamboyant persona. Dexter's ghostly presence, believed to be anchored by his strong attachment to the town, haunts the very places he once enlivened with his peculiar antics.
Watertown CSD Vaping Cessation Committee seeking community input
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – The Watertown City School District Vaping Cessation Committee is hosting a survey about vaping. A recent message on the school’s Parent Square has a questionnaire that asks about community resources and how to spread the message on the effects of vaping. The goal of the District’s Vaping Cessation Committee is to educate […]
Watertown’s mayor wants council member’s ouster on December 11 agenda
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - With city elections now over, Watertown Mayor Jeff Smith turns his attention to trying to oust City Council Member Cliff Olney. Smith filed an ethics complaint in the fall. Then an ethics board, for what’s believed to be the first time in history, recommended the process should begin to remove Olney from office.
Got snow pics? Send It To 7!
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Are you getting dumped on by lake effect snow?. If you are, we’d love to see your pics and maybe put them on the air. So, if you’re toiling in it, playing in it, or just hanging out enjoying it, please share. Just...
Your Turn: feedback on house rehab, Dunn Hall & Black Friday shopping
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A year after Watertown announced it was seeking developers to restore rundown houses, the first home is on the market. The developer bought the house for $5,000. It’s now listed for $187,000:. Sure is a nice improvement and puts the house back on the...
Legal battle heats up between dissolved fire department and Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN, New York (WWNY) - The legal battle between the village of Copenhagen and its dissolved fire department is heating up once again. In new court documents, the village alleges the fire department continues to use vehicles and equipment it’s prohibited from using. Now, the village wants the vehicles,...
Stone Mills Union Church: An Enduring Emblem of La Fargeville's Legacy
In the quaint town of La Fargeville, New York, the Stone Mills Union Church stands as a historic testament to the area's rich heritage. Built in 1839, this Greek Revival style structure, with its stately gray limestone walls and gabled roof, is a significant part of the town's history and architectural beauty. The church's two-story pedimented pavilion and belfry, capped with a pyramidal roof, have captivated onlookers for nearly two centuries, earning it a deserved spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Felts Mills: A Testament to Tradition and Enterprise in Jefferson County
In the heart of Jefferson County, New York, the historic hamlet of Felts Mills stands as a symbol of tradition and a testament to the vision of its founder, Robert Felts. Established in 1800 and originally known as 'Mid Road,' the community has grown from a strategic point between Watertown and Carthage into a proud emblem of American enterprise. The construction of sawmills by John Felts in 1824 cemented the family's name and the hamlet's economic future.
Instant Admit Days coming up at JCC next week
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s an easy way for people to enroll at Jefferson Community College. JCC education coordinator Shelby Albertson talked about Instant Admit Days on 7 News This Morning. You can watch her interview in the video above. People can apply for admission, be accepted, apply...
Echoes of Education: The North Star School District No. 16 Museum
In the heart of Fishers Landing, the North Star School District No. 16 stands as a monument to the educational history of the 19th century. Constructed in 1853, this single-room schoolhouse was the cornerstone of learning in the community, playing a pivotal role in educating local children until its closure in 1956. The school's simple yet charming architecture reflects a bygone era when one teacher imparted knowledge to students of varying ages in a single space.
Gas prices drop by five cents in Watertown to start holiday season
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – Gas prices in the City of Watertown fell by another five cents to start the Christmas season according to AAA of Western and Central New York. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Watertown is $3.55, which is down a nickel from $3.60 at the start of last Monday. […]
N.Y. highway renamed to honor fallen firefighter Peyton Morse
LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y. — A section of State Route 180 that runs through the hamlet was renamed in honor of Peyton L.S. Morse Saturday. Morse died on March 12, 2021, after suffering a medical emergency during a training exercise at the New York State Fire Academy of Fire Science at Montour Falls. He had been on the path to becoming a firefighter for the city of Watertown. Nearly three years after his death, a crowd of over 100 people gathered in a sunlit roadside field just south of town.
Today the gas price is close to $3.69 in Clayton as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Three displaced in Town of Watertown fire
TOWN OF WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Three people have been displaced from their Town of Watertown home after a fire broke out early Saturday morning. According to Town of Watertown 2nd Assistant Chief Jason Lee, crews arrived at a home on State Route 12 to find heavy smoke coming from inside.
Weekly Safety Report: Harassment Charge, Children Found in Car Trunk, Suspicious Fires in Jefferson County, NY
This week in Jefferson County, New York, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a resident being charged with harassment, two boys found unharmed in the trunk of a car, a suspicious fire on East Main Street, and a fire in an apartment building on Gotham Street.
French Festival’s future topic of Monday meeting
CAPE VINCENT, New York (WWNY) - A meeting is set for Monday night to discuss the future of Cape Vincent’s French Festival. Organizers say the 2024′s event might not happen if they don’t get enough volunteers along with financial help in order to provide proper security. With...
New York drivers face new Thanksgiving weekend traffic menace: highway speed cameras (opinion)
We all know that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest driving weekends of the year. But drivers in New York State this past week had to deal with something new on the road besides traffic congestion: speed cameras in work zones on certain highways. The cameras were in use on...
Northern NY sports scoreboard: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Local schools are back in session and that means winter sports are underway. Let’s take a look at Monday night’s sports action in the north country. College men’s hockey SUNY Canton 5, SUNY Potsdam 4 (Sunday) College men’s basketball SUNY Oswego 66, St. Lawrence 58 High school girls basketball Lisbon 58, Immaculate Heart 41 Belleville Henderson […]