St. Lawrence County Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, St. Lawrence County reported a total of 9 crime cases. The data shows a variety of crimes with Trespass and Domestic Related cases being the most prevalent, each constituting 2 cases. Other crimes reported include Suspicious Situation, Arrest, Theft, Assault, and a category labeled as Other, each of these categories making up 1 case. While the overall number of crimes is relatively low, the diversity of crimes indicates a broad spectrum of issues in the place. The reported cases ranged from minor offenses such as trespassing to more serious crimes like assault. The presence of domestic-related incidents and an arrest also points to deeper societal issues that need to be addressed. The crime data, though not alarming, calls for sustained vigilance and proactive measures from law enforcement and the community to ensure safety and order in St. Lawrence County.
Former Potsdam cop accused of choking suspect takes plea deal
NORFOLK, New York (WWNY) - A former Potsdam police officer accused of choking a suspect in custody has taken a plea deal. Jury selection was supposed to begin Tuesday in Norfolk Town Court for the trial of Matthew Seymour, who faced a misdemeanor count of criminal obstruction of breathing. Seymour,...
Savor the Flavors: Top 3 Italian Eateries to Explore in Potsdam
This article presents three exceptional Italian restaurants located in Potsdam. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we welcome your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below:
Plow truck in St. Lawrence County involved in three-vehicle crash
LISBON, N.Y. (WWTI) – A three-vehicle crash involving a town of Lisbon plow truck is being investigated by St. Lawrence County Sheriffs deputies. According to authorities, there were injuries in a crash just after 7:30 a.m. Monday morning in the on State Route 68 in town of Lisbon. However, officials didn’t say who was injured […]
So, you want to build a retaining wall: 6 things to know before you start
(BPT) - When you want to enhance your outdoor living space, consider building with retaining wall units. Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are the basic building blocks of landscaping, and you will save on design and labor costs when you do it yourself. Whether you want to level a slope, build a sitting wall or add a raised patio, it’s essential to get informed before starting your project.
$7M Canton project will close Pearl Street for about one year
CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) — A recently approved the Capital Project for renovations at the Public Safety Complex which includes a new 911 Center began on February 15. The $7 million project is estimated to take one year to complete and will close a portion of Pearl Street for a duration of the project. St. Lawrence […]
Fentanyl, meth seized in traffic stop
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Two men were charged following a traffic stop in the town of Canton on Saturday. St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies say 37-year-old Stephen Grant of Massena allegedly had about four grams of meth and 150 packets of fentanyl when the vehicle he was driving was pulled over on Sykes Road.
Hermon-DeKalb final Superintendent candidate selected
HERMON-DEKALB, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Hermon-DeKalb Central School Board of Education has selected its final candidate for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The current Superintendent of Schools Mark White announced that he will retire on June 30, 2024. “It’s no secret that Hermon-DeKalb Central School is truly a special place,” White said “I consider […]
Potsdam Elks Lodge hosts hockey shoot
Walter Butlin, front, was among 63 participants at the annual Elks Lodge Hockey Shoot at Pine St. Arena Feb. 19. Butlin, from MA, was visiting grandparents Bill and Kathy Putnam. First place winners In the girls’ and boys’ divisions: Ages 5 & under - Gracie Haggett, Chase Gaebel, Ages 6 & 7 - Amelia Knowlton, Lukle Buchanan, Ages 8 & 9 - Harper LaFay, Nolan Archer, Ages 10 & 11 - Eloise Butlin, Cameron Whiteford, Ages 12 & 13 - Xavier Clookey. NCNow photo.
Feb. 29: Music Confidence Workshop with Josh Barkley
SLC Arts is holding a Music Confidence Workshop with Josh Barkley on Thursday, February 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the SLC Arts Temp Storefront at 45 Market Street in Potsdam, NY. The workshop is $5 and, in the class, local musician Josh Barkley will discuss how to: You can register for the […]
March 2: Introductory Watercolor Class with Janice Pease
SLC Arts is holding an Introductory Watercolor Class with Janice Pease on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the SLC Arts Temp Storefront at 45 Market Street in Potsdam, NY. The class is $25 and no prior experience is needed. Space is limited, you can register for the class on the […]
North country rallies to protect region’s prisons
(WWNY) - North country communities are rallying together and writing letters to protect the region’s prisons. As part of next year’s proposed budget, the state could close up to five of them around the state. “We think we’ve done our share,” said state Assemblyman Scott Gray (R. -...
Waiting list for home repair grant money grows
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Whether buying a new home or taking care of one you own, making renovations and repairs is costly. There’s often money available to help, but there’s a long list of people looking for it. Jason Pfotenhauer runs the St. Lawrence County Planning Office...
Recruits train at police academy in St. Lawrence County
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - Every spring, a new batch of police recruits heads to the Dave Sullivan St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton. Of the dozen cadets you see there, many will join the next generation of police officers in the north country, filling roles the academy’s director says are much needed.
Feb. 24: Mimosa and Make: Nail and String Art
SLC Arts is holding a Mimosa and Make: Nail and String Art class on Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the SLC Arts Temp Storefront at 45 Market Street in Potsdam, NY. You can learn the basics of watercolor technique while sipping on a mimosa. The class is $40 per person […]
SUNY Potsdam student charged with arson allegedly threw lit matches at spit cup
NORFOLK — According to town court documents, the student charged with arson following the fire on Feb. 10 at Van Housen Hall on the SUNY Potsdam Campus, was reportedly throwing lit matches at a spit cup when the blaze started. Phonta Z. Johnson Jr. of Buffalo, a transfer student...
Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley recognizes Mary Jones for 30 years of service
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley has recognized Mary Jones, Director of Family Support Services, for her 30 years of dedicated service to the organization. Jones has been an integral part of the Hospice family and provided support to individuals and families during some of the most challenging times […]
'Origin' screens Feb. 26 as part of Cinema 10 series at Potsdam Roxy
POTSDAM – Cinema 10 continues the Spring 2024 season on Monday, Feb. 26 with a screening of Origin, a 2023 US film directed by Ava DuVernay at 7:15pm at the Roxy. Origin tells the true story of author Isabel Wilkerson as she embarks on the creation of her seminal book, Caste.
Third round of Scholarship Challenge set for Saturday
The 44th annual Scholarship Challenge returns to the Sayre Theatre stage this Saturday, Feb. 24 for the third round of action. The third round will feature teams from Tioga, Sayre, Grace Christian Academy, Sullivan County and Canton. Those five teams will try and join Newark Valley and Northeast Bradford in...
Your Turn: feedback on reassessments, martens & eclipse tourists
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - If you own property in the town of Potsdam, get ready for a possible change in what the municipality thinks it’s worth. For the first time since 2013, the town will do a reassessment:. We pay enough taxes in Potsdam now!. Heidi Rogers-Pitts. They...