Cape Vincent, NY

The Rock Closet finds new home

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It was set to close Friday unless it found a new home - and a new home has been located. The Rock Closet, operating on State Street in Watertown, is a place to go when people need free clothing. A few weeks ago, those who...
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Driver killed in Chases Lake Road accident: LCSO

WATSON- An accident Wednesday night in Lewis County has led to a fatality, authorities confirm. Emergency responders received calls that night of a truck that had gone off from the road and smashed into a parked trailer. It happened shortly after 9:15 p.m. on the North Chases Lake Road, town of Watson, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
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‘Nash Bridges’ Actor Mary Mara’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Click here to read the full article. Nash Bridges, ER and Ray Donovan actor Mary Mara’s cause of death has been determined. Mara, who was found dead Sunday in the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, NY, died of asphyxiation due to drowning, according to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office autopsy report. Her death was ruled accidental and an investigation is continuing, New York State police said. Mara was found in the river Sunday morning by troopers and Cape Vincent Fire and Ambulance following a report of a possible drowning. There was no indication of foul play, police said at...

‘ER’ Actress Mary Mara’s Cause of Death Revealed

“ER” actress Mary Mara died suddenly this week at 61. Now, more details of her death are providing a clearer picture of what happened. While it was reported that she drowned while swimming in the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, New York, it has been revealed that she died from asphyxiation.

Famous Thousand Islands Castle Abandoned 70 Years May Soon See New Life

The famous castle that has been abandoned in the Thousand Islands for 70 years and on the market for the past ten, may actually be getting new life. The Carleton Island Villa could soon have a new owner who has big plans. A Florida real estate investor has offered to buy the old mansion that has been listed for $495,000 for more than a decade. It was recently reduced to $375,000. and is now under contingency.

Cape Vincent man dies after crash in Lewis County

TOWN OF WATSON, New York (WWNY) - A 66-year-old Cape Vincent man was killed in a crash in the Lewis County town of Watson Wednesday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Richard Buske was driving on North Chases Lake Road and lost control on a curve. His pickup truck left the...

Blast From the Past: 2002 goose drive

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - This week on Blast From the Past, we go back to July 2002 for a goose drive. Watch the story by then reporter John Friot on Friday on 7 News this Evening at 6 p.m.

Watertown Farm & Craft Market: Keith Young Engraving

ABC50 and the Watertown Farm & Craft Market are highlighting vendors at the local market through the summer season. Check out Keith Young Engraving and visit the Watertown Farm & Craft Market each Wednesday through October 5.

Fitness with Jamie: A workout in Chaumont

CHAUMONT, New York (WWNY) - Fitness expert Jamie Kalk joins her son’s workout in Chaumont. They do a circuit that involves tire flips, ball bounces, a kettle bell lift, a sprint, and pushups. You can see how it’s done in the video above. You can always email Jamie...

Master gardeners give back by nourishing community

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - “This is a Cornell Cooperatie Extension garden for growing produce that we donate to the Urban Mission’s food bank,” master gardener Laura Oakes said. “We have a whole litany of different vegetables, everything from tomatoes, kohlrabi. We have herbs, different fruits. I’m working on strawberries right now.”
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Some Things Are More Important Than Fish

In the movies the “three amigos” were Disney characters who shared various adventures. In my world the “three amigos” were three characters who shared a love of the St. Lawrence River that was not as colorful or exciting but bonded us together in fishing or other adventures or actions over the years. Al Benas was the owner of the Thousand Islands Inn in Clayton for decades, a river guide that was known and respected far and wide. Mike Seymour was originally from downriver in Ogdensburg but had a reputation as one of the best fishermen and guides on the river. I laid no such claim to knowledge of the river or skill at fishing equal to the other two but my enthusiasm for fishing the St. Lawrence was close behind. Over the years I spent a lot of time on the St. Lawrence, fishing, boating, or learning about the river.

What’s going on at Watertown’s Farm & Craft Market

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Food trucks, handmade crafts, local produce, flowers, snacks, wine and more! It’s all part of the Watertown Farm & Craft Market. The market is held each Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Washington and Sterling streets. Kayla Perry, president & CEO of...

Dozens of dogs cool off in Seaway Splash Competition

CLAYTON, New York (WWNY) - Farther, faster, and higher. That’s what more than two dozen, four-legged athletes were looking to get Saturday afternoon with the return of Clayton’s Seaway Splash Competition. Dogs from around the North Country took to the air and to the pool, all looking to...

How are north country airports faring during pilot shortage?

TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD, New York (WWNY) - Canceled flights, pilot shortages, and inflation have hampered plans for air travelers. We spoke to two local airport managers to see if they’re feeling the travel turbulence. “There are some challenges in the industry with pilots and staffing and operational issues as...