Man allegedly flees from police to avoid traffic stop

CANTON, New York (WWNY) - A Hermon man is accused of refusing to stop for police and then fleeing from them. St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies say they attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Christopher Dalton on County Route 14 in the town of Canton. Deputies say...
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Massena man indicted on counts of sexual assault

CANTON, New York (WWNY) - A Massena man, originally charged with 48 criminal counts including rape and sexual abuse, now faces 8 charges. A St. Lawrence County grand jury handed up the following counts against 36 year old Media Provost:. 3 counts of predatory sexual assault,. 3 counts of first-degree...
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Parole denied for convicted killer of 1986 Clarkson University student

POTSDAM — For the seventh time in 13 years, the convicted killer of Katherine M. “Katy” Hawelka has been denied parole. Parishville native Brian M. McCarthy, 58, has been in prison for more than three decades, now serving his sentence at Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, Cayuga County, about 23 miles northeast of Ithaca.
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Power outage continues in Massena

Robert Moses State Park and Nicandri Nature Center in Massena, among other nearby locations, remained without power Saturday, a week after lightning struck critical equipment in the New York Power Authority switchyard. NCNow photo.

Whole Shot Bikes hosts safety and repair clinic

MOIRA — A bicycle store on Best Road in Moira hosted a clinic Saturday for both experienced and aspiring bicyclists. The afternoon clinic, at Whole Shot Bikes, featured safety and repair tips, including demonstrations, and bicycle safety checks. According to Al Maskall, who owns the bicycle store, the location also...
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Alleged misconduct piling up at St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services

CANTON — The phrase is the same when something unspeakable happens to children: “If we can prevent it from happening to even one other child, it’ll be worth it.”. In St. Lawrence County, the “it” for Courtney A. Fantone centers on alleged misconduct, mismanagement and ethical impropriety at the Department of Social Services, particularly within Child Protective Services and the foster care program.

Showing off his tractor

Robert Ames of Canton drives his Farmall H tractor to Save A Lot in Canton to show it off. Rob is the night cleaner at the store. He loves tractors and has been a farmer for many years,. Photo Submitted by Brenda Rayburn.

'We are Family' in Potsdam

The crowd at the Juneteenth celebration of African American freedom sings “We are Family.” The event held at Ives Park, Potsdam, Saturday, from 4-9 p.m. included heritage-rich foods, entertainment, speeches, awards, music, and a fashion show. For more photos click here. Photo by Cheryl Shumway.

Carole Irene Stretton Beldon, formerly of Canton

SARASOTA, Florida (WWNY) - Carole Irene Stretton Beldon, formerly of Canton, N.Y., passed away peacefully on May 30, 2021, at her home in Sarasota, Fla. Carole was born May 26, 1939, in Potsdam, N.Y. She graduated from Canton High School (N.Y.) in 1957, where she was class president. She attended Oberlin College before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, where she was Alpha Phi chapter president; she then received her master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College.

Nearly 150 participate in charity golf tourney in Canton

David Peggs welcomes 148 golfers at the 50th Annual Charity Community Bank Golf Tournament to benefit Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley at Partridge Run Golf and Country Club, Canton, June 18. Peggs, retired Canton Community Bank manager, was joined by bank CEO Mark Tryniski and Hospice CEO Ruth Fishbeck. Fishbeck thanked Community Bank for their support of Hospice and the community. The event raised about $15,000 for Hospice. Photo submitted by Hospice.

Mable M. Streeter, 93, formerly of Potsdam

OGDENSBURG, New York (WWNY) - Mable M. Streeter, 93, died Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg after a brief stay. She was most recently a resident of St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Ogdensburg and formerly of County Route 59 in Potsdam. Calling hours will be held on...
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'We all needed each other': Couple shares journey to fatherhood

MALONE — Brenton and Darren Dumas describe their journey to fatherhood as a roller coaster. The Malone couple, both 34, began fostering 19-month-old Mia Rose in January 2020 and adopted her on April 15, paving the way for the celebration of their first Father's Day as her official dads this Sunday.