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WATERTOWN/NORTH COUNTRY

This section displays all of the Watertown and North Country news articles published in the past 7 days.


Can 3rd Party Candidate Move Beyond 'Spoiler' in NY21?

Essex County

Can 3rd Party Candidate Move Beyond 'Spoiler' in NY21?

For the past four years, the race for the North Country congressional seat has seen a third party candidate play spoiler. As Brian Dwyer reports, the man playing that role this year says he's anything but. 09/30/2014 06:13 PM

Group Prepares to Protest Planned Closure of Sheltered Workshops

Watertown

Group Prepares to Protest Planned Closure of Sheltered Workshops

One North Country foundation is doing everything it can to prevent the developmentally disabled from having their jobs taken from them. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault explains how the Northern New York Autism Foundation is gearing up to protest the state's planned closure of sheltered workshops. 09/29/2014 06:29 PM

Indian River Football Helmet System Helps Detect Hard Hits

Watertown

Indian River Football Helmet System Helps Detect Hard Hits

An ugly series of events at a college football game in Michigan Saturday is once again putting concussions and player safety back in the national spotlight. But one North Country high school is taking the guessing game out of the equation. It's a newer technology inside the helmet that can detect hard hits, and reporter Brian Dwyer shows how it works. 09/29/2014 05:15 PM

SUNY Potsdam Rallies Against Sexual Assault

Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam Rallies Against Sexual Assault

SUNY Potsdam students are stepping up to fight a growing problem on campuses across the state, as well as their own. The most recent numbers show there were 238 cases of sexual violence or assault last year at SUNY schools. Reporter Matt Jarchow shows how Potsdam students are rallying against sexual assault, just weeks after a reported on-campus rape. 09/29/2014 05:10 PM

International Brotherhood Camporee Teaches Kids Valuable Lessons

Watertown

International Brotherhood Camporee Teaches Kids Valuable Lessons

For the nearly 2,500 scouts who camped out on Wellesley Island this weekend, there were many lessons to be learned that aren't typically taught in school. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault explains why those involved with the International Brotherhood Camporee believe events like it benefit growing minds. 09/28/2014 04:13 PM

DEA Regulations Provide More Drug Disposal Options

New York

DEA Regulations Provide More Drug Disposal Options

As of Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration will no longer sponsor Drug Take Back Days. That's because the DEA’s Final Rule for the Disposal of Controlled Substances will soon allow people to take unused drugs to pharmacies for disposal. Emily Lorsch reports. 09/27/2014 05:01 PM

New Lawyers, Same Words From Oral 'Nick' Hillary

Potsdam

New Lawyers, Same Words From Oral 'Nick' Hillary

Oral "Nick" Hillary maintained his innocence Thursday in front of his new lawyers. He called the past three years a surreal situation for him and his family. Matt Jarchow spoke to Hillary and his attorneys Thursday. Updated 09/25/2014 04:54 PM

Grand Jury Clears Tony Stewart in Connection to Deadly Crash

New York

Grand Jury Clears Tony Stewart in Connection to Deadly Crash

The Ontario County grand jury has decided not to indict Tony Stewart in connection to the crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr. at the Canandaigua Motor Park August 9. Reporter Rose Eiklor has the details. Updated 09/24/2014 10:26 PM

Rosh Hashanah Has Special Meaning to Temple Israel

CNY

Rosh Hashanah Has Special Meaning to Temple Israel

Jewish families all across the country will be observing the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But as Alexa Green shares, for one Broome County temple, this year's New Year has extra special meaning. 09/24/2014 06:08 PM

Treatment Home Opens for North Country Veterans

Franklin County

Treatment Home Opens for North Country Veterans

North Country veterans looking for help have a new place to turn. Officials gathered Wednesday to dedicate St. Joseph's new veterans treatment facility, a center for vets struggling with addiction or post traumatic stress disorder. Matt Jarchow reports. 09/24/2014 05:56 PM

Celebrated Military Retirees Celebrate Life in the North Country

Fort Drum

Celebrated Military Retirees Celebrate Life in the North Country

Ask anyone who plays, the game of golf is a challenge. Some don't get it and never will. But those who put in the effort slowly start to realize that there's more to it than meets the eye. And as our Brian Dwyer tell us, for the retired Fort Drum soldiers who call the North Country home, that lesson of the links applies to the region as well. 09/24/2014 05:17 PM

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