Fort Drum,

10th Mountain Battalion commander dies suddenly

FORT DRUM, New York (WWNY) - The commander of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team died suddenly earlier this week. Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Fielding, 52, died of natural causes Sunday. LTC Fielding was conducting physical training Sunday afternoon and collapsed, according to 10th...
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Carthage man charged during underage drinking crackdown

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — On July 22 the New York State Police conducted an underage drinking initiative in Jefferson County. As a result of the initiative, the following locations were checked:. Carthage Market– 120 Riverside Dr, Carthage, NY 13619. Kinney Drugs – 401 State St, Carthage, NY 13619. Dollar...
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Blotter: Watertown police activity for Friday, July 23

WATERTOWN — A bench warrant was executed Thursday on Nathan J. Smith, 29, 1429 Gill St. Apt. 453A. Mr. Smith was arrested at his home Thursday, taken to jail and was being held pending an arraignment hearing. Harrell D. Marques, 28, 9525A Hamilton Loop, Fort Drum, was charged by city...
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North Country native returns to Watertown with new business

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — A new business opened in Watertown offering healthy alternatives in many different flavors. Balanced Nutrition hosted their grand opening on Friday at their location at 1310 Washington Street. The new business offers energizing tea in dozens of flavors, protein balls, proteins shakes, protein coffee, and more with their menu quickly expanding.

TV Dinner: Ploughman’s Lunch

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - This week, it’s more concept than recipe. Chef Chris Manning introduces us to a Ploughman’s Lunch. The idea goes back hundreds of years, when farmers would take their lunches out into the fields. They would have meat, some type of cheese, bread or crackers, fruit, and maybe pickles.

Check out pets at adoption service’s open house

GLENFIELD, New York (WWNY) - North Country Pet Adoption Services is having an open house this weekend. The organization’s Michelle Wojcikowski brought foster dog Paxton with her for an interview on 7 News This Morning. You can watch that interview in the video above. North Country Pet Adoption Services is...

Watertown: New Planet Fitness location will offer more space, updated equipment

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — Planet Fitness will soon be moving into its new home at Salmon Run Mall in Watertown. The fitness center plans to open its new location in August. “This new location will provide even more space for our members along with updated equipment and Black Card Spa amenities,” said John Hrinda, VP of Operations for Upstate New York.

Your Turn: feedback on Heather Hill, labor shortage & haircut law

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - We spoke with a Watertown native who has been part of the battle over Confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Hill says it was time the statues were removed:. Read a history book, woke liberal, and learn about the history of this country. Sue Whitmarsh.

Join the Annual Deer Fly Trail Run/Walk at Winona Forest

The Winona Forest Recreation Association hosts its annual Deer Fly Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 28. The event features both 5K and 10K competitions which begin at 9:30 a.m. at CCC Camp, county Route 90, Mannsville. It highlights the beautiful wooded and scenic trail system that runs through the Winona Forest Recreation Area.

TV Dinner: Asian Pasta Salad

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s not your normal pasta salad. Chef Chris Manning shows us how to make Asian Pasta Salad. It’s easy to put together and has just the right amount of spice. The dressing also makes a great marinade for chicken, steak, or pork. Asian Pasta Salad.
Jefferson County,

Making local food more affordable

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - For many people, one of the biggest barriers to eating a diet rich in locally grown fruits and vegetables is affordability. Several programs aim to change that. April Bennett, nutrition program manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, appeared on 7 News at Noon...

Lyme craft & farmers market coming next week

CHAUMONT, New York (WWNY) - The Lyme Community Days Craft Fair and Farmers Market is coming soon. It’s put on by the Chaumont-Three Mile Bay Chamber of Commerce. Organizer Amanda Miller says the event typically draws 40 to 50 vendors. And, she says, there’s space for a few more. Watch...

Fitness with Jamie: PiYo demo

CHAUMONT, New York (WWNY) - Jamie Kalk is at the Lyme Community Center, where she will host PiYo classes Wednesdays at 5 p.m. To help people better understand what PiYo is, she demonstrates a section of PiYo Live called Full Body Fusion. She even does it to music. You can...
Philadelphia, NYFinger Lakes Times

In South Philly, a garden where immigrants grow foods that taste like home

PHILADELPHIA – The joy of the plants that sprout from a patch of South Philadelphia earth is not merely that they remind people of home — they taste like home, too. Many people don’t know the garden is there, in three parcels tucked in and around Eighth and Emily Streets, a short walk off busy Snyder Avenue. Nor do they know all the place means to the gardeners, many of them refugees who were persecuted in Asian homelands.