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Man indicted in Dairy Queen arson, tells troopers he stabbed wife during nightmare of “shadowy figure”

CANTON — The former Canton man indicted Thursday on charges connected with the burglary and arson of the Gouverneur Street Dairy Queen, told state police he stabbed his wife as the result of a nightmare with a “shadowy figure.” Cody W. Horrocks, 20, of 685 County Route 38, Norfolk, formerly of 49 We


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


Opinion: Daughter for former Massena Memorial Hospital doctor weighs in on affiliation

This letter is being written by a concerned citizen, taxpayer and someone who utilizes our local hospital. I am also the eldest daughter of Dr. Henry J. Dobies. My father was associated with Massena Memorial Hospital for 53 years and worked tirelessly to save our hospital when it was threatened the


What's Going On: Colton Winterfest continues, artist open studio in Norwood, guest reverend in Colton

COLTON: Annual Colton Winterfest begins, “Rockin’ in the Great South Woods; silent auctions, quilt show, remembrance trees, open skating; https://www.townofcolton.com/winterfest.html ; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. family day at Higley Flow State Park, bonfire and light refreshment, free X-country ski lessons avai


St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program warns motorists to be ready for upcoming snowstorm

CANTON -- With an approaching winter storm, the St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program is reminding drivers to share the road safely with other vehicles. According to the New York State Department of Health, 70% of winter storm-related injuries and fatalities are the result of vehicle crashes, s


Joanne’s Gift of Love 2nd annual Basketball Tournament set for Jan. 19 at Norwood-Norfolk Central

NORWOOD – The Joanne’s Gift of Love 2nd Annual Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Norwood-Norfolk Central School. The basketball tournament between Norwood-Norfolk and Potsdam Central Schools basketball teams will raise money for the Gift of Love foundation, which was establishe


Town of Massena to use vouchers for spring cleanup outside village

MASSENA -- Spring cleanup in the town outside the village will be a bit different this year. Residents in April will have to pick up vouchers that can be redeemed at the transfer station for one load each. People will be given a maximum of three vouchers.


Massena Public Library offering variety of weekly classes and workshops for adults, story hours for kids

MASSENA – The Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., offers adult knitting, quilting and sewing classes each week, as well as story hours for young children. • Knitting group for beginners to advanced knotters, Tuesdays from 6:30-8:15 p.m. by the library fireplace.; this is a drop-in group; registrat


League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County touts voting reforms passed by state lawmakers

CANTON -- The League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County is highlighting the passage of several key voting reforms by the NYS legislature this week that the local chapter feels finally move the state into the 21st century of voting rights.


New smoke detector law in New York State

UTICA, N.Y. - This year a new law is taking effect in New York State aimed at increasing your odds of escaping during a fire. If you've been tempted to take out the batteries of your smoke detector, this new law will prevent you from doing that.


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


Massena to consider amending village taxi code to accommodate new cab

MASSENA -- The village is considering an amendment to the taxi code that only allows 10 taxis to be licensed in the village at one time. The Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday had the discussion after Ryan Frary from Frary Medical Transport told them he wants to add one taxi to his fleet for every


Canton man ticketed after tractor-trailer accident spills 33 tons of road salt in Potsdam, police say

POTSDAM – The driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned in the middle of the Back Hannawa Road was ticketed for unsafe speed and failure to maintain a lane, according to state police.


Madrid man charged with DWI

POTSDAM — Village police on Jan. 17 charged James D. Macgregor, 34, Madrid, with driving while intoxicated. He was also cited with failure to keep right. Police charge at 1:20 a.m. on Main Street in the village, Mr. Macgregor was traveling west on the wrong side of the road and, during a traffic sto


SUNYAC games for Jan. 19 changed due to inclement weather

Several SUNYAC games for Saturday, Jan. 19 have been moved up, moved back or postponed due to the approaching snowstorm. Morrisville at Potsdam is now at 3 p.m. Plattsburgh at Canton is now at 3 p.m.


Opinion: Don’t hold America hostage over border wall, Massena resident says

I have served my country as both a member of the military and as an officer of Homeland Security for over 35 years. I believe in border security but not this monumental waste of taxpayer money called "the wall."


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.


Three injured in two-car collision in Canton

CANTON -- Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in the Town of Canton Wednesday afternoon. State police said a 2018 Toyota Corolla driven by John J. White, 70, of Rensselaer Falls, and a 2013 Chrysler driven by Mytha C. Smith, 45, Massena, collided along County Route 14 near East Street.


Woman arrested on three felonies following burglary in Lisbon, deputies say

LISBON — A Natural Bridge resident was charged Thursday in connection with a burglary on CR 27, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Sarah B. Graham, 41, was charged with second-degree burglary, felony, and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, felonies, deputies said.


Ogdensburg man charged with making meth withdraws plea, faces trial

CANTON — An Ogdensburg man who was faced with prison Tuesday in St. Lawrence County Court instead withdrew his guilty plea to making meth and is looking to go to trial. Marcus G. Bresett, 23, of 929 Knox St., withdrew his Oct. 22 guilty plea in a deal with the district attorney’s office to felony th