Lowville’s Cream Cheese Festival is back, but with some changes

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - It’s Lowville’s creamiest and cheesiest weekend once again. The annual Cream Cheese Festival is back, drawing thousands of dairy enthusiasts to the streets downtown. The fest was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, and this year there are some changes. One of those changes is...
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Cape Vincent’s Oktoberfest returns with much rejoice

CAPE VINCENT, New York (WWNY) - It’s a sound in Cape Vincent that has been missing for 2 years. The village brought back it’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, canceled last year due to the pandemic. It’s a chance for Norris Pearson to bust out his traditional lederhosen. “I get very excited...

Truck pull in Canton celebrates the United Way of Northern New York

CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Charitable organization United Way says it has always been “pulling” for North Country families. Now, North Country families are pulling for it!. The organization hosted a truck pull at SUNY Canton Saturday. Teams of ten worked to heft a 55 thousand pound Renzi truck twenty...

Another COVID death reported in St. Lawrence County

CANTON, New York (WWNY) - St. Lawrence County reported Friday that another resident has died from COVID-19. The death toll since the pandemic began now stands at 112. County Public Health also said there were 87 new COVID infections. There are 22 people hospitalized with the virus. Jefferson County had...

Saturday Sports: Gridiron and turf action around the tri-county region

CAPE VINCENT, New York (WWNY) - Some 8 man football action took place Saturday afternoon in Cape Vincent as the Thousand Islands Vikings hosted West Canada Valley. T.I. opening the home portion of it’s schedule looking to bounce back from a 64-16 week one loss on the road at Morrisville Eaton.

Police: man caught with 2 pounds of cocaine in Hounsfield

TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD, New York (WWNY) - Members of the Metro Jefferson Drug Task Force said they caught a New York City man with more than 2 pounds of cocaine in the town of Hounsfield. The task force said 29-year-old Orlando Harris was the passenger in a vehicle they stopped...

Watertown travelers: expect detours on W Main Street Sunday

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Watertown travelers are being asked to avoid West Main Street on Sunday. The Department of Public Works says crews will be working on the 300 block between Main Ave and Curtis Street from 4 PM to midnight. Aside from local traffic, other travelers will be...

Watertown man facing drug charges after police chase, crash

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A 41-year-old Watertown man is behind bars after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase. Ronnell Wilson was arrested on the following charges:. third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer. third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. resisting Arrest. It all started Thursday on State Street...

ZZ Top concert postponed until next year

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Rock band ZZ Top won’t be performing in Watertown - at least not this year. The Disabled Persons Action Organization planned to bring the group to the Watertown Fairgrounds September 25. However, officials say the concert is postponed until next year. “With the rising number...

Preparations underway for Lowville’s Cream Cheese Festival

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - After a year off, the Cream Cheese Festival takes over downtown Lowville on Saturday.. Friday, crews were starting to set up tents up for the event, which features vendors, live entertainment, activities for the kids and, of course, cream cheese. The biggest change this year...

Porches were the stage for musicians in Sackets Harbor Saturday

SACKETS HARBOR, New York (WWNY) - Music was in the air and in Sackets Harbor. It was the village’s third annual Porch Music Fest. Musicians from the area turned local landmarks into stages for the day, starting with the 10th Mountain Division Band!. In total, more than a dozen bands...

Carthage man arrested on rape charge

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A 29-year-old Carthage man is charged with rape for allegedly having sex with a girl under the age of 17. State police arrested Tyler Henson on felony counts of third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sex act. Henson is accused of having sexual intercourse with the...

8-year-old boy donates hair to kids who have none

TOWN OF WATSON, New York (WWNY) - An 8-year-old boy in Watson has lots of love to go around and lots of locks to make it happen. Ben Bryant has he’s been growing his hair for a year, but not for himself. “I’m growing it out so I can donate...

Plans unveiled for Black River Trail extension

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The Black River Trail is a Jefferson County haven for bikers, walkers, runners, and our furry friends. The scenic route stretches five miles from the city of Watertown to just outside the village of Black River. One of the plans is to extend it from...

Skewed Brewing halts production following warehouse fire

LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - A local brewery has to stop production temporarily thanks to a structure fire in its warehouse. Skewed Brewing owner Ryan Chaif says there was a fire Wednesday night at the Lowville building. He says it started when a new piece of equipment ignited, causing everything...