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Car submerged in Newark as water service restored

Newark restored the vast majority of its water service by Wednesday evening and neighboring Belleville was “almost back to normal” 32 hours after a monster water main break left more than 100,000 parched. The damage left a car submerged in water after being swallowed by sinkholes. A boil water advisory was still in effect Wednesday until officials could conduct tests on the water in the city and town, officials said. The emergency began Tuesday morning when a 140-year-old pipe ruptured in Brook Branch Park, turning roads into rivers and leaving much of New Jersey’s largest city without water on the eighth day...
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Woman discovers, restores lost garden

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Compassion, curiosity and a chance discovery - a Watertown woman’s hard work is helping preserve a monument that sat untouched at Thompson Park for nearly a decade. Last March, while tending to her various flower displays throughout Thompson Park, Allison Gorham made a unique...
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SUV crashes into Watertown building

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A vehicle crashed into a building in Watertown Wednesday morning. Reports of a white SUV crashing into the back of a warehouse at 800 Starbuck Avenue came through around 5:30 a.m. Guilfoyle Ambulance personnel treated the driver at the scene. Officials say no charges are...

Man Ticketed After Crash Sends Amish Buggy Driver to Hospital in Le Ray

A Jefferson County man is recovering, hospitalised with injuries following a crash between a car and a horse-drawn buggy on Monday. According to the findings of a preliminary investigation, the New York State Police says 55-year-old Anthony J. Morrow of Theresa, New York, was driving a 2007 Honda Odyssey northbound on State Route 37 in the Jefferson County town of Le Ray "when he failed to observe an Amish horse-drawn buggy that was traveling northbound. The vehicle struck the Amish buggy from behind."

Officials in New York State Say Minivan Hit Amish Buggy From Behind

There are a lot of things you have to look out for when you're traveling the roads of New York state. Wildlife and fallen tree limbs aren't the only potential hazards. A 55-year-old New York state man was issued multiple tickets recently after colliding with a horse-drawn buggy from behind, according to officials. The reason he gave to troopers was that he simply didn't see the carriage in front of him.

Algal bloom shuts down Southwick Beach

TOWN OF HENDERSON, New York (WWNY) - Beach-goers looking to beat the heat got some bad news last Friday when Southwick Beach had to shut down swimming. Park officials are citing an algal bloom. In an email to 7 News, park officials called it a “precautionary measure to protect the...

Southwick Beach closed due to harmful algal bloom

HENDERSON, N.Y. (WWTI) — Southwick Beach is closed due to a Harmful Algal Bloom. According to NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Public Information Officer Dan Keefe, the HAB was first observed at Southwick Beach on August 5. Harmful algal blooms are the rapid growth of algae...
North Country Public Radio

We asked where you get your ice cream fix. Behold, NCPR's North Country Ice Cream Map!

Amy FeiereiselWe asked where you get your ice cream fix. Behold, NCPR's North Country Ice Cream Map!. Last week we asked NCPR listeners to share their favorite places to get ice cream and other sweet treats around the region. Lots of you responded, and the results are in! We got 47 total ice cream recommendations (and lots of repeats), from all over the North Country, from the Pied Piper in Old Forge to Mary’s Dairy in Lowville, The Scoop in Clayton to Harrigan’s Ice Cream in Morrisonville.

These Lake Ontario Restaurants Mean Great Food and ‘Wow’ Sunsets

Upstate New York is blessed to have hundreds of miles of our own private "ocean" at our back door. Lake Ontario stretches all the way from Niagara County up through Cape Vincent, where it joins the St. Lawrence River. This beautiful watery backdrop affords residents everything from lakeside homes and camping areas to marinas with boats coming and going off the lake, and to some wonderful restaurants that take full advantage of the Lake Ontario waterfront.

Blast From the Past: 2002 lawn care

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - This week on Blast From the Past, we go back to 2002 when we learned about the dos and don’ts of lawn mowing. Watch the story by then reporter John Friot on Friday on 7 News this Evening at 6 p.m.

From $1 to $1 million, ‘Maggies’ is sold

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - ‘Maggie’s On The River’ is one of the most popular bars and restaurants in Watertown, and now being sold for a million dollars. But that wasn’t always the case. The same property was once purchased for a single dollar. “Whether it’d...