Aug 22, 2014 — The woman accused of kidnapping two Amish girls told investigators she and her boyfriend "wanted to make the girls their slaves."
That's according to testimony presented Thursday at a preliminary court hearing in the town of Fowler. Detective Brooks Bigwarfe testified 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey drove herself to the sheriff's office while a massive search was on and confessed to the crime. The pair was arrested a few hours later last Friday night.
Vaisey was sent back to jail without bail on charges of second degree kidnapping. Go to full article
The house in Hermon where Stephen Howells II and Nicole Vaisey live. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Aug 19, 2014 — Investigators are sifting through mountains of potential evidence gathered at the St. Lawrence County home of a couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls from their roadside vegetable stand last week.
Stephen Howells II and Nicole Vaisey, of Hermon, are in county jail on charges of first-degree degree kidnapping. Go to full article
Aug 19, 2014 — It's been six days since the two Amish girls were kidnapped from their family's roadside vegetable stand. People in this rural part of St. Lawrence County have been living crime up close. Natasha Haverty spent some time in Hermon, where the alleged kidnappers are from. Yesterday, she spoke to residents there. She joined Todd Moe this morning. Go to full article
Hermon, NY, seen from above by Google Earth. Image: maps.google.com
Mar 07, 2014 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is encouraging smaller local governments to consolidate. And the St. Lawrence County village of Hermon may take him up on it. About 400 people live in the village, which is within the town of Hermon (pop. Around 1,100). The tiny village is beginning the process of deciding whether it makes sense to dissolve. Go to full article
Feb 17, 2009 — A St. Lawrence County farmer kicks off a project to teach new gardeners the basics of growing food this week. Rich Douglass, of Hermon, says his "Food for Life" project is for people who want to produce their own food but don't know where to begin. He'll talk about his free project during a presentation tonight at 7 pm at St. Lawrence University. Douglass told Todd Moe that he and his family grow 80% of their own food. Go to full article
Mar 22, 2001 — Students in Hermon DeKalb High School are giving up food for a day to help fight hunger in St. Lawrence County. For the fourth year, teens will forgo meals and snacks for 30 hours to help replenish area food pantries. Jody Tosti has more on the story. Go to full article