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Potsdam Elks Lodge annual hockey shoot planned for this afternoon

POTSDAM -- Potsdam Elks Lodge will host their annual hockey shoot at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at Pine Street Arena. It is open to any youth age 13 and under. The shoot is free and every registered shooter receives a T-shirt. The top three contestants will receive a prize.


Potsdam police cite four motorists with driving infractions

POTSDAM -- Potsdam police said they charged four motorists with driving infractions on Sunday. Those charged included:. • Dante D. Langley, 21, Ballston Spa, was cited for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and prohibited U-turn at 12:27 a.m.


Kitty litter thrown in air as Potsdam Humane Society 'breaks ground' for addition

POTSDAM -- Over 100 people attended a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony Sunday for the planned 1,600 square foot expansion of the Potsdam Humane Society animal shelter, 17 Madrid Ave.


What’s Going On: Snowshoe games in Massena, blood drive in Lawrenceville, dinosaur stories in Potsdam, day camp in Massena

Massena: Day camp ages 6-12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; nature theater, make animal puppet and join in a play using puppets created; bring lunch and clothes to go outside. www.massenanaturecenter.com.


Free lunches offered at Potsdam church

POTSDAM -- Free lunches to eat in or carry out are available every Friday from 12-1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam, corner of Elm Street and Lawrence Avenue. All are welcome.


Hospice Lunch and Learn events on third Thursdays in Potsdam

POTSDAM – St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 6805 U.S. Highway 11, will host a series of monthly lunch and learn events on the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Potsdam man charged with drunk driving in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM — A Potsdam man was arrested for drunk driving and other charges following a traffic stop Feb. 16 at 7:13 p.m. on May Road. Ryan J. O’Shea, 32, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, speed exceeding conditions, moving from a lane unsafely, and uns


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Winter weather leads to waning snow days for local schools

Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties have suffered blizzards that caused piles of snow and a waning number of school district emergency days, which may lead to shorter school vacations.


Numbers of incidents, arrests down in 2018 fourth quarter, Potsdam chief reports

POTSDAM – Officers in the Potsdam Police Department handled 2,166 incidents and made 459 arrests in the fourth quarter of 2018, Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. Those numbers were down from the 2,437 incidents and 501 arrests in the third quarter last year, July through September.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


FA girls top Massena, win Class A crown

POTSDAM – The third time was a charm for Franklin Academy. It’s always tough to beat a team three times in one Northern Athletic Conference season, and the Massena girls varsity basketball team found that out the hard way on Sunday.


What’s Going On: Cabin Fever presentation in Edwards, Teddy bear workshop in Canton, SHINE workshop in Potsdam

EDWARDS: Winter Cabin Fever series of discussions on outdoor adventure in the North Country, 6:30 p.m., Hepburn Library; free and open to the public; Representatives from Visit St. Lawrence County Trails will be on hand Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the new online countywide trail guide.


Massena man gets interim probation for felony contempt

CANTON — A Massena man in St. Lawrence County Court has been placed on interim probation in hopes of avoiding prison for felony contempt for violating a protection order. William J. Davis, 40, of Douglas Road, Massena, was placed on one year of interim probation on Feb. 5 for his Oct. 9 guilty plea


North Country Matters explores adult literacy in St. Lawrence County

POTSDAM — Bobby Gordon, the Adult Literacy Coordinator for the Potsdam Public Library, discusses the many literacy-related programs for anyone in St. Lawrence County offered by the library with NCM host Donna Seymour in the newest video in the series.


Potsdam Woman Accused Of Knife & Hammer Attack

A Potsdam woman faces several charges after she allegedly assaulted someone with a knife and a claw hammer Thursday night. Potsdam police say 34 year old Jessica Reynolds allegedly attacked someone during a domestic fight at a home on Larnard Street.


Heuvelton man accused of stealing from Kinney Drugs in Potsdam

POTSDAM — A Heuvelton man was charged with stealing from Kinney Drugs following a report of a suspicious person, according to Potsdam police. Jonathan M. McSorley, 27, was charged with petit larceny and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Market Street at 9:16 a.m., officers said.


Norwood-Norfolk Central School District experimenting with new gasoline-powered buses

NORFOLK — The Norwood-Norfolk Central School District is starting to change its bus fleet in a way that will benefit the district. Rather than using diesel, two new buses are gasoline-powered to improve efficiency and more easily maintain the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean air standards.


Photography conversation series to be held in Canton

CANTON — St. Lawrence University’s Art Collaborative will host “Photographing the Invisible,” a series of conversations and workshops that discuss using photography to cope with mental illness.