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Wanakena resident Bill King looks at the Oswegatchie River from his window. As of Wednesday, the river was still mostly covered by jagged ice. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Wanakena resident Bill King looks at the Oswegatchie River from his window. As of Wednesday, the river was still mostly covered by jagged ice. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Wanakena residents lose a treasure, for now

On Monday, an ice jam in Wanakena caused floods, and severe damage to a historic footbridge. Nobody was physically hurt, but the physical damage has caused some emotional bruises.  Go to full article
Photo: Zach Hirsch
Photo: Zach Hirsch

Iconic footbridge needs "complete rebuild"

This week's warm weather might have been nice for those who enjoy shedding a few layers. But rapidly thawing ice creates all sorts of problems.

On Monday, a beloved footbridge in Wanakena got hit hard when an ice jam came roaring down the Oswegatchie River. There aren't many of these footbridges in New York, and residents of the small community are upset.  Go to full article

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