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  1. Masonic Temple, other Watertown projects receive $10 million

    pWATERTOWN — There was a good reason why the governor’s office chose the historic Masonic Temple as the backdrop for Wednesday’s announcement that Watertown will receive $10 million in state funding for downtown development./ppThat’s because plans call for turning the Washington Street landmark into a performing arts center. It’s one in a series of projects that the city proposed in its successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative application for the $10…
  2. Edwards man charged with DWI

    pDEKALB JUNCTION — State police on Oct. 2 charged Louis D. Carver, 25, of 135 New St., Edwards, with driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, He was also cited with no license, moved from lane unsafely and driving while using a portable electric device./ppTroopers charge at 11 p.m. on County Route 17 in the town of DeKalb Mr. Carver operated a 1994 Dodge pickup truck that troopers said they found off the road. Upon making contact…
  3. Cuomo on Fort Drum, wind turbine issue: ‘I see the potential danger’ (VIDEO)

    pWATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that his office will review the potentially harmful impact wind turbines could have on Fort Drum’s radar capabilities. /pp“I see the potential danger, and it’s something I take very seriously,” he said./ppGov. Cuomo shared his position on the issue following his announcement that Watertown will receive $10 million in downtown revitalization money./ppHe noted that while he will continue to support the growth…
  4. FDA rebukes bakery for claiming ‘love’ as an ingredient in granola

    pThe ingredient list for Massachusetts-based Nashoba Brook Bakery’s granola was normal enough, save for one ingredient. Amid the oats and sweetener was “love.” The subject of nearly every rock-and-roll song, the thing Romeo and Juliet died for, was supposedly in the granola, which was sold at around 120 stores around New England./ppThe “ingredient” was a nod to the passion bakers put into their product and wink to fans of the snack. As the Concord…
  5. Facebook ‘likes’ could land immigrants, naturalized citizens in trouble with the government

    pDETROIT — For immigrants and naturalized citizens, something as simple as a Facebook “like” on the wrong post could spell trouble with Homeland Security or end with them being turned away at the border./ppAccording to legal and privacy experts, a Department of Homeland Security policy made public on Sept. 18 could send the country into uncharted territory when it comes to immigration protocol by targeting permanent residents and naturalized citizens for their online…
  6. Former Watertown resident, Fort Drum soldier, recounts aftermath of Las Vegas shootings

    pA former Watertown resident ran toward the sound of gunfire during the deadly attack on the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night, helping victims as shots rained down nearby./pp“You’re like a deer, you’re being hunted by this guy,” said Donald D. Prosser, a Watertown High School and SUNY Potsdam graduate, whose eight-year Army career included time at Fort Drum./ppAt least 59 people were killed Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting…
  7. Jason Kessler, Charlottesville protest organizer, indicted on a charge of perjury

    pThe main organizer behind the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been indicted on a count of felony perjury stemming from his conviction on a misdemeanor assault charge earlier this year./ppCourt records show that on Monday a grand jury in Albemarle County, Virginia, indicted Jason Kessler, a 34-year-old blogger who planned the “Unite the Right” rally in August that sparked violence in the city and left one woman dead./ppAn arrest order was…
  8. Cuomo on Fort Drum, wind turbine issue: ‘I see the potential danger’

    pWATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that his office will review the potentially harmful impact wind turbines could have on Fort Drum’s radar capabilities. /pp“I see the potential danger, and it’s something I take very seriously,” he said./ppGov. Cuomo shared his position on the issue following his announcement that Watertown will receive $10 million in downtown revitalization money./ppHe noted that while he will continue to support the growth…
  9. Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after saying Libyan city could be a tourist hub once they ‘clear the dead bod

    pLONDON - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faced calls to resign on Wednesday after he said that a Libyan city could become the next Dubai once they “clear the dead bodies away.”/ppSpeaking at an evening fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Britain’s top diplomat said that British businesses wanted to invest in Sirte, the coastal Libyan city where Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed./ppBritish investors “have a got…
  10. Immigrants rush to file last DACA renewals by Thursday

    pMore than 100,000 young undocumented immigrants - nearly 69 percent of those eligible - have applied to renew their work permits ahead of a Thursday deadline set by President Trump as part of his decision to end President Obama’s signature deportation-relief program./ppDespite pleas from advocates in hurricane-ravaged Texas and Florida, the federal government did not extend the deadline to accommodate immigrants in those areas who may have had difficulty gathering the necessary…
  11. Sen. Marco Rubio calls for dismissal of Fort Drum officer that made pro-communist, anti-Trump statements

    pThe outrage over a Fort Drum officer’s statements supporting communism and against President Donald J. Trump have reached Capitol Hill, with Sen. Marco Rubio calling for the officer’s dismissal./ppIn a letter to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Sen. Rubio said 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone’s statements should be an “extreme embarrassment” for West Point and the U.S. Army and that his West Point diploma should be revoked./pp“It is extremely concerning…
  12. Cuomo announces $10M for downtown Watertown development (VIDEO)

    pWATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this morning inside the Masonic Temple that the city will receive $10 million from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative./ppThe governor gave his announcement speech to large crowd of local officials and stakeholders packed inside the temple’s theater, where he reflected on the state’s efforts to reinvigorate the upstate New York economy through the Regional Economic Development Councils. /ppGov. Cuomo said that with younger…
  13. Gunman crafted a meticulous plan to rain carnage on concert

    pLAS VEGAS — Before he mowed down concertgoers from a perch high in a hotel tower, Stephen C. Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, with video cameras in his suite and in the hallway, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. But investigators were still at a loss to offer a motive for the massacre./ppThe cameras — apparently intended to warn of approaching threats — along with the 23 guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and other equipment found in the…
  14. Trump lobs praise, and paper towels, to Puerto Rico storm victims

    pWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ventured Tuesday to a storm-ravaged American island territory where residents have felt neglected by their government, telling Puerto Rican officials that they should be proud that only 16 people were known to have died in Hurricane Maria./pp“Sixteen versus in the thousands,” Trump said, comparing the storm’s certified death toll to the 1,833 killed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina, which he described as a “real…
  15. Cuomo announces $10M for downtown Watertown development

    pWATERTOWN — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday morning inside the Masonic Temple that the city will receive $10 million from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative./ppThe governor has toured the state in the last couple of weeks to make similar announcements in other communities. He was originally set to appear in the city this past Friday. /ppEach Regional Economic Development Council is charged with selecting which city will receive the funding. Officials in individual…
  16. Investigators question girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter seeking to probe mind of shooter

    pFBI agents questioned the girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman on Wednesday hoping for more answers into what sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and possible glimpses into the intricate planning that turned hotel rooms into an armed fortress with hidden surveillance cameras./ppSo far, however, few clues have emerged to help investigators understand 64-year-old Stephen Paddock and the evil he rained down on a Las Vegas concert - leaving at least 58 dead and once again…
  17. Fort Drum civilian team helping to restore communications in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    pA team of Fort Drum civilian workers are currently helping to restore communications in Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from Hurricane Maria./pp“There are parts of this island that cannot talk in or out. To understand their needs, it’s challenging when there’s no cellphone connectivity, no internet,” said Kristopher Johnson, who is leading the six-man team. “Communications is essential and key to the redevelopment of Puerto Rico.”/ppThe team…
  18. New Bremen Solar Farm review moving forward, tax negotiations needed

    pNEW BREMEN — Town officials are moving ahead with site plan review of a community solar project here, but further negotiations will likely be needed to bridge a gap in proposed taxation./pp“We really do want to do business here,” Gary Tsuji, chief financial officer at Abundant Solar Energy Inc., Toronto, said Monday during a special board meeting on the project./ppCouncilmen at the close of the 2½-hour meeting, also attended by officials from Lewis County and the…
  19. City woman pleads guilty to drug possession

    pWATERTOWN — In Jefferson County Court Tuesday, a city woman pleaded guilty to a drug possession charges after drugs were discovered in her apartment in June./ppLeAnne M. Champion-Barse, 44, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance./ppShe admitted that on June 5, she had at least four ounces of “a compound or mixture that contained cocaine.”/ppShe had originally been charged with possessing over 230 grams of cocaine, along with over…
  20. Supreme court denies appeal of meth conviction, sex offender designation

    pA former Ogdensburg man had his appeal to his prison sentence on methamphetamine charges rejected by a state supreme court./ppWilliam P. Gagnon, 36, formerly of 258 Belmont Courts, was sentenced to 4½ years in prison followed by two years of post-release supervision on Dec. 10, 2015, for his conviction of third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine./ppMr. Gagnon appealed his sentence, asserting that his waiver of the right to appeal was invalid. /ppAccording to the…