WATERTOWN — Right now, the saying “No Farmers - No Food” seems all too relevant as shelves are emptying at a rate lifelong farmers have never seen before. They’re still at it though, working to meet the demand and reassuring consumers that the food chain is in full operation.

The border between Canada and the United States has been temporarily closed to “non-essential” traffic to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning.

Franklin County’s unemployment rate climbed another half a percentage point in January after jumping a full point between November and December, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor.

TUPPER LAKE — The town and village boards have passed resolutions requesting that they keep the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism as their marketing organization as the Franklin County Local Development Corporation takes over the county’s tourism contract.

Victor J. Lazore, 33, was turned over to Akwesasne Mohawk Police by U.S. Marshals on Monday to face a charge of first-degree homicide in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting death of 58-year-old Jeffrey Arquette-Lazore in St. Regis (Kana:takon), in the Canadian portion of the St. Regis Mohaw…

WEST POTSDAM – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, hosted a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant application workshop at St. Lawrence County’s George E. Briggs Fire Training Facility.

WATERTOWN — More individuals in Westchester County have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total case count to 11. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the new confirmed cases at a coronavirus briefing Wednesday, and again later in the day.

LOWVILLE — Although the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in New York State was announced over the weekend, public health officials and hospital preparation specialists are calmly focused on prevention tactics.

PLATTSBURGH — Cell service and broadband coverage, criminal justice reform and ongoing state budget negotiations number among the hot topics at Friday’s North Country Chamber of Commerce annual New York State Legislative Breakfast.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government hopes to restart talks with Indigenous groups now that police have begun to clear a key rail blockade that has disrupted Canada’s economy for weeks.

MALONE –– The emerald ash borer beetle was last spotted in Bombay in July of 2019 and local forestry experts say it can travel up to five miles each year. It is an invasive bug that has been killing ash trees across the area.

A new ad from the Tedra Cobb campaign for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat questions why incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has accepted money from disgraced casino mogul and accused sexual assaulter Steve Wynn.

ALBANY – Representatives of the union that represents state corrections officers joined Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to approve a Jones-sponsored bill that would end the practice of double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories.

OTTAWA — Canadian police on Monday began moving against protesters who had set up transportation blockades around the country in sympathy with an indigenous group’s campaign to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline to Canada’s West coast.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said President Donald Trump delivered an “incredibly strong” State of the Union address Tuesday night, in which he highlighted the congresswoman’s legislation on paid leave and child tax credit.

FORT COVINGTON –– The pending sale of roughly 278 miles of railroad track currently owned by CSX –– a portion of which passes through the towns of Bombay and Fort Covington –– should have no effect on rail service or the businesses that rely on that service, according to documents filed with…

MALONE –– A Brushton stable is one of six Franklin County tourism-related businesses and nonprofit groups that has been awarded funding through a Local Development Corp. grant program created to support projects and activities that increase recreation, tourism or cultural visits to the county.

President Donald Trump’s signing on Wednesday of an agreement that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement was greeted with cheers from a variety of North Country leaders, who say the new pact will contribute to improving the economy of the region.