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  • New military procurement plan threatens local dairies’ direct sales to Drum December 14, 2018
    pEAST SYRACUSE — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., says he thinks the new proposed procurement process for milk on military bases is dumb./ppStanding in front of the Byrne Dairy Ultra Dairy facility on Friday, Sen. Schumer said the new proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency to use centralized warehouses in Virginia or Maryland for goods […]
    Watertown Daily Times
  • Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan December 14, 2018
    pA Fort Drum soldier was killed in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Afghanistan./ppThe Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, of Johnstown, Pa., near Pittsburgh, died Thursday at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province in Afghanistan./ppPfc. Mikeasky served as a health care specialist assigned to Fort Drum’s 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry […]
    Watertown Daily Times
  • Kyl plans to resign Arizona Senate seat, clearing way for another GOP appointment December 14, 2018
    pWASHINGTON - Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.. plans to resign from the Senate on Dec. 31, vacating the seat he has held since the death of Sen. John McCain and clearing the way for Arizona’s governor to name another Republican to the post./ppGov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, said in a statement Friday that he had received a […]
    Watertown Daily Times
  • Truck, Amish buggy crash; only minor injuries reported December 14, 2018
    pLOWVILLE — A horse pulling a buggy “kicked over” in front of a Deferiet man’s truck on West Road on Friday./ppDavid W. Podkowka, 38, was driving west on a straightaway toward the intersection with state Route 177 in his Ford truck at about 1 p.m. when he began passing an Amish buggy traveling the same […]
    Watertown Daily Times
  • Scott Walker, with legacy in mind, to act on bills stripping power from successor December 14, 2018
    pFOX CROSSING, Wis. — Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right./ppWalker signed the measures over […]
    Watertown Daily Times

RSS More Local News

  • New St. Lawrence County Opioid Task Force holds first meeting today December 15, 2018
    St. Lawrence County is launching a task force to try to combat the opioid epidemic. According to North Country Now, the task force aims to collect data such as the number of overdoses, arrests, emergency room visits and 911 calls related to drug use.
  • Jackrabbit ski trail won't be disrupted by Old Mountain Road court case December 15, 2018
    One of the Adirondack Park’s most popular wilderness ski trails has been officially designated as a town road, thanks to a court battle known as the Old Mountain Road case that dates back more than fifteen years.
  • 2018 favorites from Photo of the Day December 15, 2018
    We could have scared up some pinch-faced academic juror to compile a best-of-the-year selection from Photo of the Day, or I could have just imposed my own taste upon everyone, but it seemed more in the spirit of a crowd-submitted photo feature to let the crowd decide. After running the math on the various platforms […]
  • Farm Bill amendment aids New York malting barley growers December 15, 2018
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Barley farmers supporting New York's craft beer industry will get some help under an amendment to the federal Farm Bill passed by the House and Senate.
  • Books: Paul Hetzler's "Shady Characters" December 15, 2018
    Naturalist and educator Paul Hetzler says he had intended to be a bear when he grew up, but when that didn't pan out, he settled for an educator position instead. His new book is titled, Shady Characters: Plant Vampires, Caterpillar Soup, Leprechaun Trees and Other Hilarities of the Natural World. Hetzler's work has appeared in […]

RSS Historical Features

  • Frederick Douglass helped America think better about being Americans November 30, 2018
    (Nov 30, 2018) David Blight's new biography of the former slave, author and abolitionist Frederick Douglass opens new insights into a life that changed America. Blight will speak in Saranac Lake Saturday night. [full story]
  • 100+ places to explore North Country history November 19, 2018
    (Nov 19, 2018) Every town has a story to tell - many stories in fact. Historical societies, houses and sites, museums, battlegrounds, etc., all have their staff - often volunteers - who keep those stories alive. And sometimes people of singular focus collect artifacts on a particular topic that crowd them out of the house. […]
  • Hyde Collection exhibiting rare page from the Gutenberg Bible November 16, 2018
    (Nov 16, 2018) The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is displaying two copies of late 15th century German books and a rare page from the Gutenberg Bible. [full story]
  • Norway honors Saranac Lake woman who tended to WWII sailors' graves November 14, 2018
    (Nov 14, 2018) The Norwegian government has awarded an Adirondack woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in Saranac Lake. [full story]
  • Three new inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame November 13, 2018
    (Nov 13, 2018) Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester. The three were inducted Thursday in recognition of their staying power and influence. [full story]