County, Towns Could Get Millions In Mohawk Settlement

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St. Lawrence County and the towns of Massena and Brasher could receive a “significant” amount of money as part of a proposed land claim settlement between the state and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

7 News has learned a deal is close and could be announced in Albany as early as Wednesday.

Details of the settlement have not been released, but could involve millions of dollars.

Sources tell 7 News the agreement would provide the county with a lump sum payment, plus annual payments that would be shared with towns in the affected area.

Sources also say details aren’t final and the situation remains “delicate.”

Legislative chair Jonathan Putney and Brasher legislator Tony Arquiette are expected to be in Albany Wednesday to finalize details of the settlement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.