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Fire officials: Watertown duplex had no working smoke detectors

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Watertown fire officials say there were no working smoke detectors inside a duplex that was damaged by fire Thursday. Firefighters were called to 307 South Rutland Street shortly before 6 p.m. The fire started on the second floor and spread to the attic. It was...
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Blotter: Watertown police activity for Wednesday, June 16

WATERTOWN — Ann M. Laparr, 54, of 112 N. Hamilton St., was charged by city police Tuesday with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal trespassing. Police say that at about 7:30 p.m., Ms. Laparr allegedly entered 212 N. Hamilton St. and struck Ashley Laparr in the shoulders with both fists clenched.
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City asks for volunteers for Watertown’s Concert in the Park

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The city of Watertown is looking for help with the upcoming traditional Concert in the Park. City officials say they’re looking for volunteers to assist with parking, directing concertgoers, and similar tasks. Those who help out will get a free Concert in the Park t-shirt.
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Lowville ends water watch

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - Residents in Lowville no longer need to worry about conserving water. The water watch was lifted at noon Thursday. The village had been on watch since Saturday, when the levels in the tank dipped to 12 feet. Village officials tell us that the water level...
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More details on Chaumont bridge construction

CHAUMONT, New York (WWNY) - There are new details about an upcoming bridge project in Chaumont. Construction is supposed to begin next April and continue until the fall of 2023. The project is expected to cost a little more than $18.5 million. In a public information session Wednesday night, the...
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Maple tree fungus among us

TOWN OF RODMAN, New York (WWNY) - A new fungus is attacking many area maple trees. It’s called maple anthracnose and it’s causing the end of spring to look more like the end of fall. In Rodman, Cathy Moore enjoys the shade and foliage her maple trees provide. But this...
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Lowville Village Concert Series

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The Village of Lowville will be hosting a Summer Concert Series with funding provided by Pratt Northam. The music will take place on Tuesday nights from 5-8 PM through August 24th. Music will be at Veterans Park. In the event of rain TBD. Currently bands...
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SCOTUS sides with liberalism in Fulton v. Philadelphia

At a time when American politics from top to bottom is sharply and rancorously divided, a unanimous Supreme Court decision on a case wrapped up with the country's culture wars is a rare thing. Fulton v. City of Philadelphia is certainly such a case. But the decision, announced Thursday morning, is also a very good thing — for the plaintiffs, of course, but also for American liberalism, rightly understood.
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Rounding up to help supply food banks with milk

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - June is National Dairy Month, and one local supermarket is helping by getting more milk to local food banks. For the entire month, Price Chopper is participating in the “fill a glass with hope” program. Customers can round up their total to the nearest dollar when paying. That extra change goes to the program, which helps local food banks provide milk for families in need.
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Caprara golf tourney back after a year’s hiatus

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - After a year off because of the pandemic, a golf tournament raising money for a worthy cause was held Wednesday – an event named after a great person. It was the sixth annual Frank Caprara Memorial Golf Tournament for the benefit of the Sacred Heart...
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Event organizers embrace lack of COVID restrictions

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - Possibly the most anticipated Lewis County Fair yet will soon be in full swing. “Lots of people, lots of food, lots of fun,” fair president Doug Hanno said. It’s a sigh of relief for fair organizers who initially had to scramble just to make the...
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Tri-county area sees 5 new COVID cases

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - There were 5 new COVID cases to report in the tri-county region Thursday. Jefferson County announced 2 new cases Thursday. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, there have been 7,186 cases of COVID in Jefferson County and 87 deaths. St. Lawrence County. St....
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Lewis County may require event permits for smaller crowds

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - Lewis County may tighten up its event laws, requiring permits for smaller crowds. The county, which sees gatherings involving ATVs and snowmobiles, just put its event permit law into effect last year. Town supervisors are telling the county legislature that it’s proving to be problematic due to crowd size.
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Watertown business helps military spouses and veterans get jobs

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A military veteran noticed a problem: fellow veterans and military spouses struggling to find work. Now, she has created a company that’s a one-stop-shop for job searching and placement. Lindsay Helm created Empower Employ. Not only is she a veteran, she’s married to a member...
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