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Massena Fire Dept. names 2019 officers

MASSENA -- The Massena Fire Department recently held elections and named their officers for 2019. They picked Tim Quenneville as chief, Paul Brownell as first assistant chief, Patrick O'Brien as second assistant chief, Michael Macaulay as secretary, treasurer Tom Macaulay, sergeant at arms James Deb


About 50 Massena residents, hospital employees voice concerns over MMH future, conflicts of interest

MASSENA -- More than 50 Massena residents and Massena Memorial Hospital employees and board members told the Town Council on Wednesday night that they are upset with how the supervisor is handling the hospital board and they are worried about possibly losing their community hospital.


Massena Senior Citizens adjust 2019 events schedule

MASSENA – The Massena Senior Citizens have made several changes to their regular events schedule for 2019. Chair yoga on Mondays and Thursday at the Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., will be on hold from Jan. 14-April 11. The sessions will start again on April 15.


Ulster County's new sheriff sees marijuana legalization in NY state as inevitable

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The legalization of marijuana in New York state is a virtual certainty, but until it is final, arrests for possession of small quantities of marijuana “will not be a priority” for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, new Sheriff Juan Figueroa said Thursday.


As St. Lawrence Seaway marks banner 2018, questions arise for 2019 operations

No one seems to know, or is willing to say, what the impact of the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government is having on the American portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway, or what will happen if it is not over by the time shipping is set to resume this spring.


SeaComm buys and donates all tickets for Mark P. Tyo Invitational Hockey Tournament in Massena

MASSENA — SeaComm recently purchased all of the tickets for the entire Mark P. Tyo Invitational Hockey Tournament and donated them back to the community. The tournament attracted nearly 1,500 hockey fans to the Massena Arena, with proceeds directly benefiting the Mark P. Tyo Foundation and the commu


Massena Artists Association looking for artists to participate in annual Spring Open Show Feb. 9

MASSENA -- The Massena Artists Association is calling on North Country artists to participate and enter their work in its annual Spring Open Show. This show is open to any and all North Country artists, Junior High School age and up. You do not need to be a Massena Artists Association member to ente


After split vote, Massena village hires contractor to take porch off of dangerous structure

MASSENA -- After some dissension among the trustees, the village board on Tuesday voted 3-2 to partially tear down a burned structure that has been deemed a public safety hazard.


What’s Going On: Scavenger hunt in Massena, painting class in Waddington, ‘Earthkeepers’ meet in Massena

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum “One Hour One Work” session, featuring Frederic Remington’s 1899 oil painting “Captured;” 3 p.m. ongoing program, chance for participants to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum; museum educator will facilitate


Massena Central School District holding public hearing on addition of vaping to student code of conduct

MASSENA — The Massena Central School District will hold a public hearing during tonight’s Board of Education meeting to discuss a change to the student code of conduct and discipline policy. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. in room 314 at Massena Central High School.


13 drivers cited over four days in Massena

MASSENA -- Village police say they cited 13 drivers between Friday and Monday:. • Rhonda A. Owens, 40, of Woodlawn Avenue, Massena was charged with suspended registration and inadequate breaklight at 3:50 a.m. Monday on North Main Street.


Woodstock says NY state should let undocumented immigrant get driver's licenses

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. — The Town Board has adopted a resolution calling on state lawmakers to allow driver's licences for New York residents regardless of their immigration status.


Two charged with theft in Massena

MASSENA -- Village police say they recently charged two people with theft:. • Susan F. Lapierre, 65, of East High Street, Norfolk was charged with petit larceny at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.


Norfolk police report December arrests

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Town Police Department reports five arrests during December 2018. Police arrested 29 year old Daniel Grant, 1643 County Route 38, Norfolk, NY on December 12 2018 for 2nd degree Criminal Trespass. The incident was initially reported to Norfolk Town Police on October 13, 2018. Da


Raiders rally for road win against Huskies

The Franklin Academy girls varsity basketball team opened up the Northern Athletic Conference Central Division game in grand style against Class A rival Massena, but the Red Raiders were not despondent, stuck with the game play set up by coach Justin Shope and rallied for a 51-38 road victory agains


Massena couple charged with contempt

NORFOLK — State police on Jan. 12 charged James M. Plourde, 26, of 103 Hough Road, and Adriannah M. Sirles, 21, of 230 East Orvis St., both of Massena, each with a count of misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt. Mr. Plourde was also cited with operating a motor vehicle without an inspection ce


Holiday sale nets $2,000 for Massena Boys & Girls Club

The Massena Rotary Club recently held a pair of December fundraising events to support some very important organizations in Massena. Both events were held Dec. 1 and were very successful in quality and attendance.


Hearing set for Tuesday to discuss removal of Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers chair

MASSENA — A member of the Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers who was removed from the board by Town Supervisor Steven D. O’Shaughnessy will have an opportunity to fight her dismissal next week.


Gov. Cuomo sets most aggressive clean energy goal in the country for New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the most aggressive clean energy goal of any state under a plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that calls for 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.


Trespassing report prompts DWI arrest

HERMON — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies on Monday charged Cody C. Graham, 23, of 858 Scotch Settlement Road, Gouverneur, with driving while intoxicated, operating while registration suspended, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, refusal to take a breath screening device, operating