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EMERGENCY RESPONDERS: Home near Natural Bridge destroyed in Thursday morning fire
NATURAL BRIDGE- There were several emergency responders on the scene of a fire late Thursday morning that destroyed a North Country home. It happened at 41980 County Route 41, near the hamlet of Natural Bridge, NY. Although we have not received any reports regarding people injuries, we do have tragic...
Local 5th Graders Get a Glimpse of Union Fine Arts Programs at Annual Recruitment Concert
Union Public Schools' fifth-grade students recently attended the annual Union Fine Arts Recruitment Concert at the Union 6th Grade Center. The event showcased class offerings like choir, orchestra, symphony, and drama. Band Director Charles Pisarra and other instructors introduced these programs, demonstrating the progress made by sixth graders in under a year.
Potsdam Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, a total of 6 crime cases were reported in Potsdam. These cases were categorized into three types: Domestic Related, Suspicious Situation, and Burglary. The most frequent type of crime was Domestic Related, accounting for half of the total cases with 3 instances. This was followed by Suspicious Situation, which constituted one-third of the total cases with 2 instances. The least frequent was Burglary, with only 1 case reported. The crimes were reported at different times of the day, with the earliest case, a Burglary, reported at 02:24 AM on February 25, 2024, and the latest, a Domestic Related case, reported at 07:04 AM on February 26, 2024. The crime statistics highlight the need for increased vigilance and preventive measures in Potsdam.
St. Lawrence County man faces drug charges following traffic stop
MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - A Massena man faces a pair of felony drug possession charges following a traffic stop in the village on Tuesday. On their Facebook page, Massena police say 44-year-old Chad McGregor had nearly 8.5 grams of cocaine and more than 7 grams of meth in his possession when they pulled his vehicle over on the Parker Avenue bridge.
NY weather: Weather alert for strong thunderstorms in New York Wednesday evening
A report was issued from the National Weather Service on Wednesday at 5:22 p.m. for strong thunderstorms until 6:15 p.m. for Franklin, Clinton, St. Lawrence and Essex counties. Residents can expect wind gusts of up to 50 mph. "At 5:21 p.m., Doppler radar tracked strong storms along a line extending...
A number of North Country residents without power this morning
WAATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – A number of residents in the tri-county region are without power this morning. According to National Grid’s outage map, just over 2,600 customers were without power as of 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Just over 1,300 customers were without power in Lewis County, which had a no unnecessary travel warning after 5 […]
New York State Man Driving Dump Truck Busted For Alleged Impairment
Police say a New York state man operating a dump truck was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. The arrest happened Saturday afternoon, according to officials. State Police also say a passenger at the time was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to the website...
Warm to cold, rain to snow & very windy
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - It’s going to be a mostly mild day, but winds will pick up and rain is on the way. Temperatures will reach the mid- to upper 60s by afternoon, then fall rapidly through the late afternoon and evening. And it will be windy. There’s...
Man injured in wreck after allegedly driving 60 mph over speed limit
POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) - A Williamsville, N.Y. man is accused of driving 90 mph in a 30-mph zone while fleeing police in Potsdam earlier this month. Village police say 19-year-old Paul Occhipinti was injured in the crash that happened after allegedly failing to stop when an officer tried to pull him over on Clarkson Avenue on February 18.
Savor the Spirits: Top 3 Must-Visit Pubs in Potsdam
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional pubs in Potsdam. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Sheriff looks to speed up pistol permit process
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - St. Lawrence County’s sheriff says it’s taking too long for someone who can legally get a pistol permit to get one. He hopes to speed up the process while the county attorney continues to be involved in challenging the state’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act.
Group tries to get teens, adults to go 5 hours without social media
POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) - Can you stop using social media for five hours? That’s exactly what one group is trying to get local teens and adults to do. It’s lunchtime at Potsdam High School, where there are sandwiches, chips and cellphones. Often the lunchtime chat is over...
Watertown airport to resume morning flights to Philadelphia
TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD, New York (WWNY) - You’ll soon be able to once again get a morning flight out of the Watertown International Airport. It’s one of many changes taking off beginning this spring. New lights will help pilots stick the landing. “They’ll help the pilots identify that...
NY weather update: New York under a wind advisory until Thursday morning
On Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. an updated wind advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in effect until Thursday at 7 a.m. for St. Lawrence, Clinton and Essex counties. The weather service adds, "Southwest to west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph." "Gusty winds...
High wind warning, dramatic temperature drop affect north country
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A high wind warning is in effect until 7 a.m. Thursday in Jefferson and Lewis counties. There’s a wind advisory in St. Lawrence County. The National Weather Service says widespread power outages are expected in counties stretching from the Rochester area into central New York and along eastern Lake Ontario.
Senator Stec: nursing homes in crisis
CANTON, New York (WWNY) - State Senator Dan Stec says nursing homes are in crisis. Stec says this after learning the assisted living facility run by United Helpers in Canton is closing in May, displacing about 30 residents. The facility says it’s due to reimbursement rates from the government being...
Beaver Falls, February 29 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The South Lewis High School basketball team will have a game with Beaver River Senior High School on February 29, 2024, 15:30:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Ribbon cutting ceremony at Fabulash Beauty Bar in Potsdam
POTSDAM – The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Fabulash Beauty Bar on Feb. 24. The new facility is located at 20 Elm Street Suite 102, Potsdam. For more information, please visit potsdamchamber.com or https://www.your-fabulash.com/. You may also contact Fabulash Beauty Bar at (315) 322-5274...
Compost for Good is Reimaging Waste with North Country Towns and Businesses
Each year, Americans discard 120 billion pounds of food scraps. That’s 325 pounds per person, or about 40% of the total waste stream. Packed into landfills, these food scraps generate greenhouse gasses as they slowly decompose. The same food scraps, when processed through a composting facility, regenerate as materials that improve soil health, reduce erosion, reduce the amount of pesticides and chemical fertilizers required and improve water quality. This is the power of composting.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.49 and $3.54 in Potsdam as of 2024-02-29. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.