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Town of Massena officials refuse to identify source of interim hospital CEO’s salary

MASSENA — Despite several requests from audience members during Wednesday’s Massena Town Council meeting, Town Supervisor Steven D. O’Shaughnessy remained tight-lipped about who was paying the $40,000 a month salary for the interim chief executive officer at Massena Memorial Hospital — the town or t

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-20 05:15:00

Five contaminated county-owned properties in Massena will be cleaned up with help from state

Above are the former Cornell's Dry Cleaning and the former Gardner's Garage, 141 and 133 Water St. They county, which now owns both, believes they are contaminated and along with three other properties in Massena will be cleaned with state money. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-07-19 06:39:00

Frogs converge on Massena Arena for annual Boss Frog jumping contest

The frogs came in all shapes and sizes, so small that they could barely be seen on the Massena Arena floor, so big that their handlers had trouble handling them. One even landed on the shoulders of a participant and had to be coaxed down to the floor.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-20 05:15:00

Massena police arrest third teen in connection to high school vandalism

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- Village police have arrested a third teen as part an investigation into vandalism at Massena High School.On Friday, July 13 at 1:46 p.m., police charged an 18-year-old male with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, in connection with the case.

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-07-18 14:49:00

Massena man announces candidacy for Massena Town Council seat

“I’ve had a lot of people tell me I should run. I’ve always been interested in getting jobs and businesses here in Massena and the surrounding areas,” said Mr. Zender, 69, who moved to Massena “40-some years ago.”

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-19 05:15:00

Village of Massena officials taking action to address code violations at Massena School of Business

He said, despite several attempts to reach the prior and current owners, they have received no response and the number of code violations have continued to build up.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-19 05:15:00

Massena man charged with DWAI-drugs

MASSENA — State police on May 11 charged Levi S. Wilson, 22, of 18 Meadow St., with misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was also cited with failure to keep right and imprudent speed,

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-18 16:41:00

What’s Going on Saturday: Founder’s Weekend, Seaway Festival in Ogdensburg, Brewfest in Massena, Field Day in Hopkinton, Colton Country Days

OGDENSBURG: Founder’s Weekend July 21-22, 10 a.m., Fort La Présentation historic site; Colonial trade demonstrations, children’s muster and scavenger hunt, historic talks with Jack Frost, English Country dancing demonstrations, tomahawk throwing, land and water battle reenactments, fire starting dem

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-07-19 17:25:00

Massena woman charged with huffing, harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest twice in a week

MASSENA -- A village resident was charged on Tuesday for the second time in less than a week with huffing, harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.Brandy M. Delosh, 26, of Maple Street was charged with single counts of illegal possession of a toxic vapor, second-degree harassment, resist


Massena Memorial Hospital holds first farmers market of the summer

Customers can find a variety of items, including fresh produce, artisan crafts, eggs, meat, herbs, baked goods and more, with additional vendors and further selection as the season grows.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-19 05:15:00

Massena considering solar farm moratorium; will ask for public input

"We don't want to discourage any development" or job creation, he said. "As was the case with the cryptocurrency businesses that want to come into Massena, we were caught flat-footed."

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-07-19 11:46:00

Sober Street man charged with DWI

State police on July 9 charged John E. Carlin, 28, of 22 Sober St., Norfolk, with felony driving while intoxicated. He was also cited with windshield tint violation, no/insufficient tail lamps and no/inadequate plate lamp.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-07-18 17:40:00

Two drivers charged in Massena

MASSENA -- Village police say they recently charged two motorists:• Marah S. Butterfield, 27, of county Route 14, Canton was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, uninspected motor vehicle and speeding at 4:16 p.m. Monday on Main Street.


Downtown Massena buildings among those targeted by St. Lawrence County for cleanup, sale and redevelopment

CANTON — Five more properties in St. Lawrence County, including abandoned commercial buildings in downtown Massena, will be seized by the county for unpaid property taxes and put up for sale for potential redevelopment.


Supervisor refuses to say whether town or hospital fund are paying interim Massena Memorial CEO's salary

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- When questioned by a Massena resident, the town supervisor refused to say if the interim Massena Memorial Hospital CEO is being paid out of the town budget or the hospital budget.The question came from Gary Edwards, a former town supervisor, during public comment at Wednesd

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-07-18 19:44:00

Free chili community dinner Thursday at Massena United Methodist Church

MASSENA -- The United Methodist Church is offering a free chili dinner to the community on Thursday, July 19 from 4-5:30 p.m.Also included will be dessert and a beverage.Doors open at 3 p.m.Donations are accepted.Call the office at 315-769-8036 Friday morning to see if there are meals still availabl


What’s Going On: Ogdensburg book sale, Edwards ice cream social, dinners in DePeyster, Massena

OGDENSBURG: Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library annual Summer Book Sale, Ogdensburg Public Library Auditorium starts Thursday, July 19, at 5 p.m.; runs until Sunday, July 22; Friends members get half off purchases on July 19; bag sale on Friday, July 27; proceeds from the sale help to support t


Massena set to declare old School of Business building blighted

MASSENA -- The Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday will hold a public hearing and vote on a proposition to declare the former Massena School of Business, 22-24 Main St., as blighted.The hearing and declaration are pursuant to a blight code that Mayor Tim Currier pushed and the board passed earlier


Drug Free Coalition grateful for assistance

The Massena Drug Free Community Coalition is nothing without all the people and organizations that came to the table with their insights, ideas, and perspectives. Our sponsors, partners and volunteers are the heart of our coalition and are the reason events like the Downtown Movie night are so succe


Massena Central School officials working on goals for 2018-19 school year

Mr. Brady said that, as the year progresses, administrators update how they’ve progressed on the goals and share that information with each other. The document is finalized at the end of the school year and, three months later, they begin focusing on their goals for the new school year.