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Late Dexter police officer has bridge named after him

DEXTER, New York (WWNY) - Samuel Johnson, a former police chief in Dexter who was killed in the line of duty, will have a bridge named after him. It’ll be the bridge in Dexter that crosses over into the Town of Hounsfield on Route 180. A bill to rename...
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Hochul signs new gun rules into law, takes effect September 1st

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Late Friday night, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the new gun rules into law. The law restricts carrying a concealed weapon in “sensitive locations”. That includes places like airports, schools, churches, public demonstrations, government buildings, etc. You cannot take a concealed gun on private...
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City of Watertown July 4 holiday schedule

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — The City of Watertown has announced its holiday hours for its city services. All offices at City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day and no CitiBus services will be available. There will also be no refuse or recycling services on Monday, instead, the services will be provided one day later than normal. This week’s schedule is listed below.

Pride of Baltimore II docks in Clayton

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The Pride of Baltimore II is docked in Clayton for a short time. The schooner first launched in 1988 and has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles and visited more than 200 ports in 40 counties. The ship is named after the Pride of Baltimore,...

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...

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...
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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.

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.”

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...