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Brasher Falls Cruise-In and Car Show reaches milestone year
BRASHER FALLS — A decade ago, town of Brasher officials decided to try a new event to bring in visitors and, in the process, provide an economic boost for the town.
Potsdam, Massena residents cited for possessing pot
State police say they charged three people with pot possession.Timothy J. Rivers, 30, of Potsdam was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal mischief at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in Potsdam. He was released with tickets to a third party, police said.
Anonymous donation helps bring Massena Central School food service debt down
Food Service Director Peter Bertrand said the program lost just over $12,000 for the 2017-18 school year, compared with $85,000 for the 2016-17 school year. That debt cannot be carried over to the next school year and must be absorbed by the district.
Trinity Catholic School in Massena names new principal
Joyce Giroux has been named as the school’s new principal, replacing Kathleen Behrens, who served as principal for six years. Most recently, Judy Leary, a member of the school’s Education Council, had served as interim principal until a replacement for Mrs. Behrens could be named.
Massena teen involved in courtroom fracas gets prison for possessing stolen property
Blakely S. Houle, 19, of 250 Main St., Apt. 1, now an inmate in the St. Lawrence County jail, was sentenced by St. Lawrence County Surrogate Court Judge John F. Richey to one to three years in prison for his conviction of felony fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in a plea deal wit
Cormorants on the rise this year
The state Department of Environmental Conservation said it observed 4,932 nesting pairs of cormorants, 3-foot-long migratory birds with an about 4½-foot wingspan, along the river this year, more than any other year since the department began counting in 1991.
Three charged with drug, drunk-driving counts following traffic stops
State police say they recently charged three people with drug or drunk-driving counts following traffic stops:• Richard W. Sides, 24, of Russell was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, DWI, unsafe tires, failure to use designated lane, speed excessive for driving conditions and drinki
Massena Town Council agrees to pay for FLW tournament in Massena in September 2019
MASSENA — Massena Town Council members have agreed to spend more than $17,000 to bring a nationally recognized, week-long fishing tournament to the Massena Intake next year.
Dr. Varga’s retirement ends local autopsies
At that time, University of Vermont Medical Center Media Relations contact Annie Mackin stated that the independently contracted pathologist was responsible for roughly one autopsy per week, a light workload that prompted Alice Hyde officials not to fill the vacated position.
St. Lawrence Central’s Randy Riggs Field getting synthetic makeover
With several larger schools in the north country already featuring synthetic turf fields, smaller schools are now starting to go with artificial fields. Thousand Islands Central School plans to have its new turf field ready for football this coming season, and now St. Lawrence has its eyes firmly se
St. Lawrence Gas’s proposed gas surcharge would impact Brasher Falls residents, education and north country dairy, according to the public
The rate change would mean a 10.4 percent reduction on current bills for residential customers, 10.1 percent for commercial customers, and 8.7 percent for industrial customers, but the for some its still too much and not what they had expected.
Protection order issued to child after lewd photo incident
MALONE — A citizen of Mexico admitted to sending a nude photo of himself to a minor through a social-media app.Odilon Hernandez-Fuentes, 24, was arrested Saturday by Malone-based State Police and charged with second-degree dissemination of indecent material to a minor, a felony, and endangering the
Several agencies take part in oil boom deployment exercise at Massena Intake
“It’s part of an annual joint exercise between the Seaway, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Coast Guard,” said Michael Howard, executive officer for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
Canton-based band The Waydown Wailers to offer free concert Aug. 23 in Massena
MASSENA -- Canton-based recording artists The Waydown Wailers will play at the Springs Park free concert series on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m.The band has two albums to its credit, and is known for its original roots rock. Learn more at or .
What’s Going On: Free movie to screen in Massena, AARP luncheon in Norwood
MASSENA: “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days,” every Tuesday in July and August at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch; hosted by The New York Power Authority; full day of free movies and popcorn; family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.
Potsdam’s Ives Park Play Area under construction, will likely be finished at end of fall
POTSDAM — After deliberation, scheduling, planning and much thought, construction on the Ives Park Play Area has begun.
Massena man charged with drug possession following alleged hit and run
MASSENA — State police on Aug. 12 charged Peter J. Shantie, 39, of 259 County Route 43, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, all misdemeanors. He was also cited with unlicensed operatio
NY Power Authority upgrading Massena power project control room
MASSENA -- The New York Power Authority is upgrading the control room at its St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in Massena to include large-scale, digital video walls that will allow operators to view and rapidly assess data about how the plants are running.The upgrades, scheduled to be completed at Mas
Massena man accused of Lacey Yekel murder headed for Sept. 25 trial
A Massena man accused in a 2014 homicide will go to trial this fall.Christopher Hebert, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lacey Yekel, who was 25 at the time she was killed.Hebert
Gideon's Galley food truck open in Potsdam
The food truck will offer paninis, steak sandwiches, wraps, soups, fries and homemade chips all made with local products.