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Nicandri Nature Center in Massena to host 'Geology Rocks' Sept. 20
MASSENA – The Nicandri Nature Center will host the class “Geology Rocks” on Sept. 20, from 6-7:30 p.m.Dino Zack, geologist and educator, will teach about different rocks and minerals, as well as about careers in the geology field.
Traffic stop leads to big weed bust
MALONE — A Queens man allegedly had 140 pounds of cannabis in his vehicle when police pulled him over for speeding on West Main Street.Xiao J. Zheng, 42, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.Malone Village Police stopped Zheng around 4:08 a.
Hermon woman charged with DWAI-drugs following crash
POTSDAM — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Sept. 18 charged Ashley M. McGregor, 22, of 180 North Woods Road, Hermon, with driving while ability impaired by drugs, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. She was also cited with failure to keep right, unsafe tires, operating a motor veh
Checkpoints nab 16 people, 178 pounds of cannabis
“As part of a layered approach to border security, we use checkpoints to prevent individuals from engaging in illicit activity exploiting major routes of egress away from the border, which feed into our communities in the interior of the U.S.”
Norfolk pair charged with conspiracy, trespassing
STOCKHOLM — State police on Sunday charged Eugene H. Chapman, 54, and Anne M. Randall. 52, both of Norfolk, each with a count of sixth-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal trespass, both misdemeanors. Ms. Randall was also cited with second-degree harassment.
Massena Senior Citizens celebrating 50th anniversary with open house, dinner
As part of the celebration, they’re holding an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and an appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Both events take place at the Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.
A major cryptocurrency exchange is trolling the New York attorney general
It probably wasn't the smartest move. Roughly 24 hours after a major report from the New York state attorney general's office led officials to declare that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is "possibly operating unlawfully in New York," the exchange apparently decided the best response was to thu
Bitcoin miners get chilly reception in Massena
“The size is overwhelming,” said Prieur Leary, as he led a tour of the 1,300-acre site formerly known as Alcoa East. “Maybe we’re a little bit crazy.”
Manipulation, Fraud and Abuse: New York Attorney General Issues Stern Warning Against Cryptocurrency Exchanges
In a lengthyreporton the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” New York’s Attorney General argues that online cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to manipulation, fraud and other types of abuse. Consumers of these platforms therefore “face significant risks” from hackers and the exchange oper
Massena’s Northside Community Church creates Blessing Box Food Pantry
The Blessing Box Food Pantry, a wooden box that measures 2½ feet high and 2 feet wide and sits on a post that’s 2 feet wide, located in front of the Northside Community Church, 41 North Main St. It carries a sign that reads, “Take what you need. Donate what you can. And God bless you.”
Youtheatre: Class acts coming to O'burg, Gouverneur, Massena
A production of “We The People” is scheduled for this season’s Ogdensburg Command Performances Youtheatre. From left, Jamie LaVerdiere, Badia Farha, Colin Campbell McAdoo, and F. Michael Haynie. Photo submitted by Joan Marcus.OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Command Performances Youtheatre: Class Acts 2
Massena woman charged with choking another person
MASSENA — Village police charged Christina L. Rizzo, 30, of 49 Roosevelt St., with criminal obstruction of breathing.
Massena man charged with contempt
MASSENA — Village police on Sept. 3 charged Christopher LeFrancois, 47, of 32 Douglas Ave., with second-degree criminal contempt.
Canadian charged for attempting to re-enter U.S. in Massena
Officers alleged the man had previously been deported from the U.S. on May 10, after being charged with two counts of dangerous drugs and a single count of destroying evidence; and, was attempting to re-enter the U.S. despite being prohibited from doing so. He had his first appearance in court on Se
Potsdam woman charged with possessing controlled substance, endangering
MASSENA — Renaissance A. Wakefield, 35, Potsdam, was charged Sept. 7 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, village police said. She was also cited with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle acc
Norfolk woman charged with narcotics possession
MASSENA — Village police on Sept. 7 charged Terri L. McGregor, 30, of 94 Grantville Road, Norfolk, with three counts of misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was also cited with failure to stop at a stop sign.
Canadian man charged at Massena Point of Entry with illegal reentry
MASSENA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers charged Ali Haider Pasha, a Canadian citizen born in Pakistan, with illegal reentry to the U.S.
Several people arrested after investigations of three separate meth labs in Ogdensburg
Clockwise, from top left, Joshua Frajda, Santanna Budd, Shania Dobbs, Stephen Bogart, Jade Boyer and Jason Montroy.OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Police Department arrested several suspects after investigating three separate methamphetamine labs over the weekend.Friday, Sept. 14
Potsdam woman who reported alleged home invasion, assault charged for falsely reporting incident
POTSDAM -- A Potsdam woman who reported being beaten and tied up during an armed home invasion last week has been arrested for falsely reporting the incident.Mary E. Widmann, 23, of 6185 State Highway 56, was charged by county sheriff’s investigators with third-degree falsely reporting an incident a
Safe boating course in Massena Sept. 25, 27
MASSENA -- The About Boating Safely Course will be given by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Massena Flotilla on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 25 and 27, from 5-9 p.m. at the Nicandri Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park.The ABS course meets requirements for the operation of motorboats and personal wate