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  1. Fox News crew ‘watched in disbelief’ as Montana’s Greg Gianforte ‘slammed’ and ȁ

    pA Fox News reporter provided a vivid eyewitness account late Wednesday of an attack on a reporter by Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte that led to him being cited for assault by the county sheriff and to lose his endorsements from two Montana newspapers ahead of the special election set for Thursday./ppBoth papers, the Missoulian and the Billings Gazette, issued scathing denunciations of Gianforte./ppThe alleged assault took place at Gianforte’s headquarters…
  2. British outrage over alleged US leaks in the Manchester bomb investigation

    pLONDON - British indignation over alleged American leaks of investigative material related to the Manchester bombing will likely create a charged environment Thursday when British Prime Minister Theresa May meets later with President Donald Trump./ppMay said Thursday morning she would “make clear” to Trump when they meet later in the day at a NATO summit in Brussels that “intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain…
  3. Sessions was advised not to disclose Russia meetings on security forms

    pWASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials when he applied for a security clearance because he was told not to do so by advisers and the FBI, a Justice Department spokesman said Wednesday./ppSessions met with Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, at least twice in 2016. But asked on an official government form to note any contact he or family members had with foreign governments or their representatives…
  4. South Lewis meeting attendees indicate support of single-campus model

    pTURIN — The majority of attendees at three informational sessions about South Lewis Central School District’s capital project options expressed support for a single-campus model./ppHowever, District Superintendent Douglas E. Premo said that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the choice of the Board of Education next month or district voters later this year./pp“You’ve got to put it all in perspective,” Mr. Premo said Wednesday, the day after a…
  5. New Thompson Park playground a hit with kids and parents

    pWATERTOWN — Jeri C. Gosier kept tabs on what was happening while the city proceeded with the new $350,000 playground at Thompson Park during the past year or so./ppSo she and her children had to go to the park Wednesday afternoon to check out the brand new equipment installed over the weekend by an army of volunteers./ppShe gave it “a double thumbs up,” while her two children, daughter Milan, 7, and son Urban, 4, were trying out the various equipment./ppHer son…
  6. Project concludes at Brady Acres

    pCARTHAGE — Projects through the state Homes and Community Renewal’s Housing Trust Fund Corporation Public Housing Modernization Program at Brady Acres are nearly completed./ppA parking lot in front of the newly-renovated administration building and a connector between apartment parking areas will close out the South Washington Street project./ppWith the reconfiguration of the administration building, the handicapped-accessible parking spaces at the rear of the building are…
  7. Canton-Potsdam Hospital to host free Zika information night

    pPOTSDAM — Canton-Potsdam Hospital will host a talk on the Zika virus, presented by the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department, in early June./ppThe discussion, held in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Chapter of the AARP, will feature speaker Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Rebecca Allen. Ms. Allen will speak on the current state of the Zika virus and offer advice on measures to take when traveling and at home, where hazards like standing water can…
  8. Watertown man pleads guilty to attempted strangulation at shelter for domestic violence victims

    pWATERTOWN — In Jefferson County Court Wednesday, Charlie R. Dingman, 21, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted strangulation for an April incident at a shelter for domestic violence victims. Mr. Dingman admitted that he put his hands around the female victim’s throat on April 7, while they were living there together. To protect its location, the Times is not disclosing the address of the shelter./ppMr. Dingman’s sentencing is scheduled for July 7./ppIn…
  9. Two injured in crash at Winslow Street in Watertown

    pWATERTOWN — Two people were treated for minor injuries after a crash at the intersection of Winslow and Gotham streets./ppWitnesses at the scene said the crash took place at about 6:40 p.m., as a Kia Optima drove into the intersection, hitting a Hyundai Tuscani./ppWatertown Fire Department Capt. Dennis M. Gardner said one person suffered cuts to the face, while another person had a hand injury. All parties were conscious and moving when first responders arrived./ppBoth cars…
  10. Watertown farmers market begins on a sour note (VIDEO)

    pWATERTOWN — The music has been silenced at the Greater Watertown-North Country Farm & Craft Market./ppAt least for now./ppThe farmers market opened on Wednesday without one of its traditions — the Lunch Box revue, free entertainment performed by a variety of musicians./ppKylie S. Peck, the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce’s president and chief operating officer, hopes that the lunchtime music program will return by the end of June to the weekly…
  11. Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer

    pWASHINGTON — U.S. spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence./ppThe conversations focused on Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman at the time, and Michael T. Flynn, a retired general who was advising Trump, the officials said. Both men had indirect ties…
  12. Report projects 23 million more uninsured with new health bill

    pWASHINGTON — A bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that narrowly passed the House this month would increase the projected number of people without health insurance by 14 million next year and by 23 million in 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. That 10-year figure is slightly less than originally estimated./ppIt would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected in late March for an earlier version…
  13. Trump’s budget proposal aims to cut all federal funds to Planned Parenthood

    pPresident Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would bar Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving federal funds that help pay for health-care services for millions of Americans./ppThe budget, the “New Foundation for American Greatness,” was released Tuesday, proposing to cut trillions of dollars in spending during the next decade. The budget is part of the Trump administration’s effort to follow through on a campaign promise to exclude…
  14. Denver fights back against Trump’s deportation crackdown with surprisingly simple change in law

    pAs the Trump administration’s war on “sanctuary cities” heats up, cities have come up with increasingly creative ways to fight back. The latest example comes from Denver, which just passed a law aimed at protecting legal immigrants from being deported for committing relatively petty crimes, those carrying sentences of 365 days or more - the federal government’s tripwire for kicking people out./ppThe city’s solution? Simply take a bunch of those…
  15. Ritchie, senators missed committee meetings despite additional pay

    pState Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, reportedly missed meetings for a committee after she was paid additional money to be a member. /ppThe a href="http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/politics-on-the-hudson/2017/05/22/lawmakers-got-stipends-despite-skipping-meetings/102015708/"Journal News reported/a this week that Sen. Ritchie missed three of seven Senate Health Committee meetings this year after being appointed deputy vice-chair. Sen. Ritchie is one of several senators who…
  16. State acquires 6,000 acres of Oswego County land for conservation, recreation (VIDEO)

    pThe state has acquired more than 6,000 acres of land in Oswego County, which advocates say will help ensure fishing on the Salmon River and boost recreational opportunities./ppThe addition of approximately 2,825 acres of lands along the Salmon River and 3,236 acres of working forestland in Redfield and Orwell is described as the largest addition to state land in Central New York in 45 years./pp“Protecting valuable natural resources in New York’s pristine Salmon River and Tug…
  17. In letter to Trump, Democrats accuse White House of intentionally withholding information

    pWASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are accusing the White House of purposely ignoring requests for information on issues ranging from the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections, to ethics waivers given to top officials and changes in environmental rules./ppAt issue are the routine requests that members of Congress make to federal agencies in pursuit of information about policy changes or the individual concerns of constituents. Each federal agency is staffed with…
  18. State offers $5 million in small business grants after Lake Ontario flooding

    pState officials announced that up to $5 million in grants are available to small businesses affected by flooding on Lake Ontario./ppThe program provides up to $20,000 to small businesses to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real property or assets like equipment, furniture, fixtures and inventory./ppFunding will be provided through Empire State Development and applications will be made available in June./pp“We are doing everything in our power to help New Yorkers impacted by…
  19. State police seek person of interest in connection to Pamelia shooting

    pWATERTOWN — State police are looking for a person that was in the area of a shooting in Pamelia that left one man dead./ppTroopers said there was a person in the area of State Route 37 and County Route 16 that may have looked for a ride between the hours of 12:15 a.m. and 3 a.m. on May 18./ppAccording to troopers, the vehicle carrying the driver they are interested in speaking to was last seen heading east on County Route 16, toward the village of Evans Mills./ppThe request comes…
  20. Rural residents fight to keep their land from a growing web of pipelines

    pWEST CHESTER, Pa. — Norm MacQueen would seem to fit the profile of a property owner comfortable with an oil and gas pipeline running through his land. A retired oil refinery employee, MacQueen worked under risky conditions for more than 20 years as a pipe fitter and a welder./ppBut early last year, MacQueen learned that an oil company, Sunoco, was planning to install two more pipelines past his family’s home in eastern Pennsylvania, where one already runs. According to…