Fort Drum,

DOD directs employees to begin wearing face masks again

(UPDATE) — According to officials from the Fort Drum Public Affairs Office, face masks on the Fort Drum installation will not be required at this time. This is due to the region being classified as a lower transmission risk zone. Fort Drum Public Affairs confirmed to ABC50 that Commanders are...
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Organizers pleased with turnout at Croghan Street Fair

CROGHAN, New York (WWNY) - A new summer event makes its debut in the north country. The first-ever Croghan Street Fair got underway Thursday. The rain didn’t dampen how much fun people were having. More than 25 vendors from all over the north country were on hand selling desserts, jewelry,...

10 ways to eat your wings on Nat. Chicken Wing Day

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — Although this may be cause for debate, there are many different ways to eat chicken wings. National Chicken Wing Day is July 29, so if you’re getting bored of your normal routine, here are 10 different ways to eat your wings on the day celebrating the New York food icon.

Fitness with Jamie: working the upper body

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s time to work those arms, chests, and shoulders. Fitness expert Jamie Kalk shows us upper-body exercises, some using weights and some using natural body resistance. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, you can email Jamie at

Bait drop helps vaccinate animals against rabies

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Local and federal officials have started distributing oral rabies baits around the north country this week. The baits are being distributed by hand and will also be dropped from low-flying planes, weather permitting. The bait is typically dropped in wooded areas where you can find...

PHOTOS: Iconic Crystal Restaurant’s makeover finally complete

WATERTOWN — The Crystal Restaurant facade work was completed Wednesday when the eatery’s name was painted on the front of the Public Square building. Last week, the iconic sign, which had been gone for two years while the exterior of the city’s oldest restaurant underwent a major facelift, was restored to its glory as well.
Fort Drum,

Fort Drum’s student chef team cooks up confidence for national competition

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Fort Drum’s student chef team has been working hard to train for their upcoming national competition. The team consists of five culinary specialists from across the 10th Mountain Division. This group has been preparing since the beginning of May to compete at the American Culinary Federation National Competition in Orlando, Florida from August 2 to August 5.
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Doordash expands to restaurants on Fort Drum

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWTI) — Chain restaurants on Fort Drum will now be able for DoorDash. Beginning July 28 those on Fort Drum who would like their food delivered from restaurants on post can do so through DoorDash. This is exclusive for Fort Drum residents. Partnering restaurants will include Subway,...
Wellesley Island,

Thousand Islands Land Trust to explain St. Lawrence River ecosystems at upcoming day camp

WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y. (WWTI) — At an upcoming day camp, children will explore the relationship between land in the North Country and the waters of the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Land Trust and its partners are set to host its annual TILTKid’s Day Camp on August 6. Participating children and their parents, guardians and even grandparents will learn about healthy ecosystems while adventuring around Thousand Island Park on Wellesley Island.

White Caps, The Cape wineries added to Seaway Wine Trail

CHAUMONT — Two more wineries were just added to the Thousand Islands-Seaway Wine Trail, representing even more variety for the north country’s developing wine industry. White Caps Winery in Chaumont and The Cape Winery in Cape Vincent were both added to the official wine trail, which now features seven wineries with these two additions.

Shooting Traps for Volunteer Transportation Center trips

CARTHAGE, New York (WWNY) - The 9th annual Shootin’ Traps for Trips event was back raising money for the Volunteer Transportation Center!. The Carthage Rod and Gun Club hosted the 50 Bird Shoot fundraiser. There were several categories for more than 80 shooters to compete in and plenty of prizes....

TV Dinner: Ploughman’s Lunch

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - This week, it’s more concept than recipe. Chef Chris Manning introduces us to a Ploughman’s Lunch. The idea goes back hundreds of years, when farmers would take their lunches out into the fields. They would have meat, some type of cheese, bread or crackers, fruit, and maybe pickles.