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Flu cases on the rise in St. Lawrence County

CANTON -- St. Lawrence County Public Health warns residents that influenza “flu” cases continue to rise. Ninety-six laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza were reported last week in St. Lawrence County, a 52 percent increase from the previous week.


North Country women ceramic artists spotlighted at TAUNY exhibit in Canton opening Saturday

CANTON – TAUNY, 53 Main St., will host an opening reception for its next Folkstore Artist Spotlight exhibit “Earth, Water, and Fire: New Works by Women Ceramic Artists of the North Country” on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1-3 p.m.


Police investigating scene of Potsdam fire for drugs; two firefighters, man in home injured at scene

POTSDAM — The fire in the village Thursday is being investigated by drug task forces and criminal charges are pending. Village police Lt. Michael P. Ames said in a written statement that after the fire at 39½ Pine St. had been taken care of, a warrant was obtained from Potsdam Town Court to investig


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Canton Family Dollar, where inspection had turned up rodent feces, is closing

CANTON – The Family Dollar at 2 Main St., dogged by a C deficiency rating from state health inspections last year for the presence of rodent feces inside the store, will be closing March 23.


St. Lawrence County accepting requests to add land to Ag Districts

CANTON -- St. Lawrence County will accept applications from property owners to add land to Agricultural Districts 1 and 2 from March 1-30. The county’s agricultural districts can help protect sound farming activities from nuisance lawsuits and unreasonable land use regulations.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


CFC back before Canton village Zoning Board of Appeals over using 25 Court Street for offices

CANTON – The village Zoning Board of Appeals will convene Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the village courtroom, 61 Main St., to discuss and possibly act on request by the Christian Fellowship Center to use the property at 25 Court St. for professional office space.


Grand reveal planned at Perry's Market in Norwood

NORWOOD — A grand reveal celebration will be held March 2 from 11 a.m. until -2 p.m. at Perry's Market, 58 Spring St. Perry's Market has been completely renovated. A whole new layout and new products have transformed Perry's into a modern general store with an exceptional deli and meat department, a


Charges expected following search of Potsdam house that burned possibly due to meth lab, police say

POTSDAM — Charges are pending following a fire possibly caused by a meth lab at 39 1/2 Pine St. on Wednesday afternoon, according to Potsdam police. Potsdam police could not provide much detail but did say that a search warrant was executed at the residence and that they are working with the county


What’s Going On: Ms. Conducts Hockey in Canton, snowshoeing in Massena and Canton, gun show in West Potsdam

CANTON: Ms. Conducts Women’s Hockey plays every Sunday at 4:30 at the Canton Pavilion rink; group is looking for more women to join and play; $10 players fee; goalies play for free; membership is open to any woman 21 years old and older; all skill levels welcome; contact them through their Facebook


Volunteer tax preparers assisting with tax returns in Massena, Potsdam, Canton, Ogdensburg

MASSENA — When tax season rolls around every year, a group of volunteers rolls into action in Massena, Potsdam, Canton and Ogdensburg. From Feb. 4 through April 15 this year, the certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare free tax returns and electronic filing of both federal and state re


St. Lawrence University receives 'transformational' $15 million campaign gift

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University received full funding on a $10 million outright gift and a $5 million planned gift from an anonymous alumnus. “The gift provides significant resources and momentum for the institution’s bold and ambitious vision for the future and will make an immediate high impact


New running shoe store in Potsdam closing shop at the end of March

POTSDAM — 4F Running, 75 Market St., is closing at the end of March. They are having a liquidation sale on all shoes and apparel. The store opened less than a year ago. A grand opening was held Sept. 8, 2019.


Man charged with unregistered motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle in Potsdam

POTSDAM — A Syracuse resident was charged with failure to stop at a stop light and several other infractions following a traffic stop on Market Street Tuesday night, according to Potsdam police.


What’s Going On: Defensive driving course in Ogdensburg, beginning guitar class in Potsdam, greeting card class in Lisbon

OGDENSBURG: United Helpers will host a New York DMV approved National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Staff Development Training Room at the Mosaic Complex, 100 Ford St.; refresher course for drivers of all ages and includes safe driving tips and an overview of today’s veh


Massena surgeon conducts 100th robotic surgey

MASSENA -- A Massena Memorial Hospital surgeon recently completed his 100th robotic surgery. Dr. Dalkeith Facey accomplished the feat on Jan. 31 using a da Vinci robotic surgery tool at the hospital.


Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys to Play New York State Fair

Live music acts are getting announced for the 2019 New York State Fair!. So far, you can already count on being able to see Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphys during the Fair. Bad Company will be kicking off the even on opening day, at 8 pm. As for Dropkick Murphys, you'll be able to catch them a


Officially-sanctioned Scrabble tournament planned April 27 in Canton

CANTON - The first officially sanctioned Scrabble tournament to be held in St. Lawrence County is set for Saturday, April 27 at the Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main St. All players will compete in eight games in the contest, sanctioned by the North American Scrabble Players Association.