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It looks like St. Lawrence County high school kids are graduating at a higher rate than the state average. On Monday, the state Board of Regents and Education Commissioner released the high school graduation rates for the 2008 cohort (that’s...
Later this year, Herkimer native and 1994 Clarkson University graduate Michael Sarafin will be a big part of America’s return to space exploration. In (probably) November or early December (more from the Watertown Daily Times), the...
In the continuation of a very sad story from last month, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain says her office will be charging Jose Miranda, a 64-year-old patient at the psych center, in the homicide of fellow patient Robert Harrienger....
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...
United Helpers has bought Basta’s Flowers in Ogdensburg. In a press release, administrator Michelle Montroy said the organization, which provides services for people with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and mental illness...
News stories tagged with "st-lawrence-county"
May 25, 2005 — The Adirondack Park Agency held the first of five public meetings in Colton last night. The agency is gathering comments regarding the classification, or reclassification, of 78 parcels of forest land in the Adirondack Park. In St. Lawrence County, the focus is on one of them - a boreal forest that borders Carry Falls reservoir on the Raquette River. Environmentalists want to protect a rare habitat. ATV and snowmobile riders want access. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
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May 25, 2005 — An ATV trail network is in the planning stages in St. Lawrence County. County lawmaker Alex MacKinnon made the announcement at last night's meeting in Colton. He said an ATV trail will run from the Jefferson and Lewis County borders across to Franklin County. Go to full article
May 24, 2005 — A St. Lawrence County doctor was arrested last week for allegedly prescribing painkillers to addicted clients who didn't need them. The case is drawing attention to how prescription narcotics are controlled in New York. Dr. Gail DeHart of Gouverneur was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. DeHart's lawyer, Ed Menkin of Syracuse, declined to comment on the case, saying he had yet to meet with his client. Experts say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem nationwide, especially among young people. A new state law taking effect next year will require doctors to use official prescription forms, so the health department can better track prescription narcotics. David Sommerstein spoke with Dr. John Dewar, a family physician based in Potsdam. He's medical director of Canton-Potsdam Hospital's chemical dependency unit. He says he deals with 150 to 200 clients a year who are addicted to prescription drugs. Go to full article
May 20, 2005 — State police arrested a Gouverneur doctor and her assistant Wednesday for allegedly providing prescriptions for drug addicts and dealers. Doctor Gail DeHart and her office manager Joan Kingdon operated a private practice from the doctor's home. Dr. DeHart had worked in the past at E.J. Noble Hospital and at a clinic in Edwards. The two face charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance. Officials say she billed the drugs to the taxpayer-funded Medicaid system. The state attorney general's office may press charges of fraud. David Sommerstein spoke with St. Lawrence County acting District Attorney Gary Miles. He says Dr. DeHart was prescribing large amounts of painkillers, like Oxycontin and morphine, to dozens of patients. Go to full article
May 17, 2005 — St. Lawrence County is sending state officials a pro-ATV message. The legislature unanimously passed a resolution yesterday urging the DEC to establish a trail system for four-wheelers. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 16, 2005 — There was big relief across the region last week when Fort Drum was NOT on the Pentagon's list for base closures. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission, or BRAC, recommended shutting down 150 military assets nationwide. New York's biggest casualty was the Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls. The recommendations don't become final until September. That makes for a summer of intense politicking. As David Sommerstein reports, Fort Drum supporters say they won't be caught off guard. Go to full article
May 06, 2005 — The St. Lawrence NYSARC Community Players present Murder on the Menu, an original theatrical production, Saturday night (7 pm) at SUNY-Canton's Kingston Theatre. The players are individuals with developmental disabilities from all parts of St. Lawrence County. the evening will also include music, poetry and monologues. Todd Moe talks with Andrea and Michelle Quinell of St. Lawrence NYSARC about the debut production. Go to full article
Apr 28, 2005 — The official dedication of the Thomas O'Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Technology at SUNY-Potsdam is Friday afternoon (4 pm) in Satterlee Hall. Tom O'Shaughnessy taught in the School of Education at Potsdam from 1979 until his death in 2002. He was well known for his expertise in assistive technology and his work with special education teachers and children in the North Country. The new center will provide special technology for students with physical and learning disabilities. Linda Reece is an Occupation Therapist for the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2005 — The St. Lawrence County Bar Association hosts the Region III Mock Trial Tournament at the county courthouse in Canton Saturday (9am-5pm). The winning team will go on to compete in statewide finals in Albany next month. Attorneys Jane Garland and Andrew Moses are coordinating the tournament. They told Todd Moe it gives young people a chance to be lawyers for the day in a real courtroom. Go to full article