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Massena officials urge governor to keep three local state prisons open
MASSENA — Massena village trustees have gone on record to urge Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to remember how helpful St. Lawrence County has been in times of crisis as he considers closing three prisons in the state.
Alcoa Preserves 450 Jobs at Massena, New York, Smelting Plant
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement has been reached with Alcoa that would preserve 450 jobs at the aluminum company's smelting plant in Massena, New York.
What’s Going On: Young readers in Massena, Gunatanamo Bay vet in Canton, Origami fundraiser in Ogdensburg
MASSENA: Raising Readers, a 12-week program for ages 3-6 to foster early literacy skills through songs, stories, and activities/crafts on Wednesdays, starting March 27, at Massena Public Library10-10:45 a.m. For more info: massenapubliclibrary.org.
Ringleaders plead guilty in cocaine trafficking case
ALBANY — Two men previously convicted for their roles in a violent Massena drug war have pleaded guilty to charges related to their participation in a cocaine ring that covered most of the Capital Region.
Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.
Woman accused of stealing 18 items from Potsdam Walmart
POTSDAM — A Bronx woman was jailed Sunday for allegedly stealing multiple items from Walmart, 7494 U.S. Highway 11, on Sunday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.
Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal
Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal
Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.
Crossing Andrew Cuomo’s red lines
The governor has made passage of the budget contingent on a few policy demands. Will lawmakers comply?. From the beginning of this year, it appeared that New York state was going to have a budget season like no other in recent history. Democrats have their strongest hold on the state Legislature in
Man charged with unncessary noise, false personation in Potsdam
POTSDAM — A New York resident was charged Sunday morning with unnecessary noise and false personation on State Street, according to Potsdam police. Avery R. Browning, 22, was cited for the above charges at 12:18 a.m. following a complaint of loud music, officers said.
SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state
POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.
What's Going On: Chicken & biscuits in Hammond, local author featured in Massena, brass quintet performing in Potsdam
POTSDAM: Join a new book club that meets the 4th Tuesday of month at Potsdam Public Library 6:30-7:30 p.m. March’s book: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr; for more info: potsdamlibrary.org.
Potsdam Police Blotter, March 23
1150 Traffic stop on Pierrepont Avenue. Amanda L. Sagriff, 33, of Potsdam was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle while using handheld portable electronic device. She is to appear in town court April 3 at 10 a.m.
St. Lawrence County collecting torn American flags
CANTON — St. Lawrence County residents wanting to properly retire American flags can now drop off torn and tattered flags at the County Courthouse, 48 Court St. The New York State Association of Counties has partnered with the National Association of Counties to conduct a new national campaign to su
Potsdam schools could decide to start classes earlier in the day
POTSDAM — The Potsdam Central Board of Education could decide in May whether or not to change the school start time. The school board has been exploring the feasibility of shifting start times to be better aligned with the recommendations of sleep experts. The options are to move to a single bus run
Alcoa Deal Will 'Power Up' Massena, Businesses Say
On the day after Governor Cuomo announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs in Massena, businesses there said the deal will power up the community. Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that 450 jobs at Alcoa are guaranteed for seven years, in exchange for cheap electricity from the New York Power Authori
Potsdam, your water is fine
POTSDAM — Despite what it may look like, the water is safe, a village administrator says. In the past few weeks, concerns have been raised online about the quality of the water coming from the village’s water treatment plant. Some wondered whether it is safe to drink the cloudy water that sometimes
Seniors cap hoop careers aiding Jules of Life Foundation
CANTON – In between the Section 10 basketball Exceptional Seniors games on Thursday night, Edwards-Knox’s Parker Harper prevailed over OFA’s Katie Rogers for overall honors in the 3-Point Shooting Contest at the Jules of Life All-Star Challenge held at SUNY Canton’s Roos House.
Registration now open for Massena Little League
MASSENA -- Massena Little League is taking registration for players aged 4 and up to age 12 who will not turn 13 before Aug. 31 this year. There are four divisions, Tball (4-6), Coach Pitch (6-8), Minors (8-10) and Majors (10-12). The Major division will require some travel for games but all other d
Sunny skies on the horizon this week for St. Lawrence County
POTSDAM — St. Lawrence County residents are finally going to see some spring sun and warmer weather this coming week on the heels of the last bout of winter flurries over the last few days, predicts the National Weather Service.