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Massena man charged with drug possession following alleged hit and run
MASSENA — State police on Aug. 12 charged Peter J. Shantie, 39, of 259 County Route 43, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, all misdemeanors. He was also cited with unlicensed operatio
Massena man accused of Lacey Yekel murder headed for Sept. 25 trial
A Massena man accused in a 2014 homicide will go to trial this fall.Christopher Hebert, 46, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lacey Yekel, who was 25 at the time she was killed.Hebert
Variety of activities scheduled for Saturday’s ‘Possibilities in the Park’ in Massena
MASSENA — Bounce houses for younger and older kids, bumper balls, raffles, face painting, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, Narcan training and more are in the lineup for Saturday at Springs Park in Massena.
Former Ogdensburg man gets prison for attempted burglary
Eric S. Lalonde, 33, formerly of 1005 Ford St., Ogdensburg, now an inmate at the Elmira Correctional Facility, was sentenced as a second-felony offender after his May 15 guilty plea to second-degree attempted burglary, the reduced first count of the indictment charging him with first-degree burglary
Hermon man gets prison for cocaine sales
Timothy S. Sharpstein Jr., 28, of 112 Germain St., Hermon, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for his April 2 guilty plea to felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
Photo studio opening in Massena Aug. 26
MASSENA – Photos by lily studio will open Aug. 26 at 333 Pontoon Bridge Rd.Reservations are open now and a 15 percent discount will be offered from Aug. 26 to Sept. 26.For more info, and samples of her work, visit .Pricing info is listed in the about section of the page.
CJ’s Kegs Cases & More in Potsdam sold to new owners
It was never easy competing with Wal-Mart, but you made CJ’S your store for family celebrations and holiday parties. Please continue to support the new owners, Griff’s Beverages, making them your continued beverage store of choice.
Several motorists charged with DWI
■Silvio Semedo, 29, Fort Drum, was charged at 1:43 a.m. Saturday by Watertown police with DWI and a right-of-way violation on the 300 block of State Street. Mr. Semedo’s blood-alcohol content was reported to be 0.11 percent.
Massena Central School District seeking donations for Ready-4-School event
Ready-4-School, which is being managed by Community Schools Site Coordinator Kristin Colarusso-Martin, will include free haircuts and manicures for students, free new and gently used clothing, free bicycle helmets and a bicycle tune-up, free school supplies for incoming students and a book fair. Fam
Village of Potsdam’s decision to drop its fourth paid firetruck driver is complicated
The village, in July, was supposed to work with just three paid firetruck drivers instead of four. The fourth driver was retiring and trustees sought to use the opportunity to see how a diminished staff would work.
Rensselaer Falls woman rescued from overturned Toyota following two-car collision in Canton
CANTON – A Rensselaer Falls woman was rescued from her vehicle and transported to Canton-Potsdam hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries following a two-car collision on County Route 14 Tuesday, Aug. 15.According to a press release from county sheriff’s office, Meagan E. Law, 46, of Ogdensbur
Rensselaer Falls woman treated for minor injuries following rollover car crash
Deputies said on County Route 14 in the town, Donna J. White, 69, of 795 County Route 14, was driving her 2016 Toyota in a southwesterly direction when her vehicle’s front passenger side was struck by Megan E. Law, 28, of 808 Ford St., Ogdensburg, who was backing her 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck
'Possibilities in the Park' in Massena on Saturday
MASSENA -- Several organizations are sponsoring the event Possibilities in the Park on Aug. 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Springs Park.The free event will feature bouncy houses, face painting, raffles, food vendors and a scavenger hunt. At 1 p.m. there will be a kids versus Massena Police Department ki
Potsdam man charged with unlicensed operation in Lisbon
LISBON -- A Potsdam man was charged with unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on State Highway 68, Aug. 11 according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies.Brenden W. Narrow, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and insufficient tail lamps.
Donations being accepted for 'Ready 4 School' event Aug. 27 at Massena High School
MASSENA -- Donations are being accepted for an event later this month that will provide free school supplies, bike helmets and school clothes for kids.Through Aug. 23 people can drop off items for the "Get Ready for School Event" at Blevins Seaway Motors, 98 Center St. Items include school supplies,
Potsdam Police Blotter Aug. 10
Justin M. Stark, 31, Potsdam was cahrged with driving while intoxicated, speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle on Lower Pine Street.Jonathan A. Daggett, 29, Norfolk, was charged with operating a vehicle while registration is suspended at 9:55 p.m. on Market Street.
Bassmaster Elite Series returns to New York's St. Lawrence River - Outdoornews
Hartman, of Newport, N.Y., has been sidelined by a ruptured disc in his back, and that means he’ll miss the tourney that will be conducted on what may be considered a home water, one he’s fished since childhood.
Ogdensburg police responded to 1,259 calls in July
OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg City Police responded to 1,259 calls to service in July, which resulted in 43 arrests.Ogdensburg police bested four meth labs in July, bringing the total to 30 since Jan. 1. Meanwhile the investigative unit opened 22 cases.
Three individuals assaulted with baseball bat during Massena home invasion
Village police charged Justin C. Scovill, 33, of 15 Mill St., South Colton, with a felony count of first-degree robbery, three felony counts of first-degree assault, a misdemeanor count of petit larceny and a misdemeanor count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He allegedly stol
Massena mayor announces change to pickup of branches, tree trimmings, hedge clippings
MASSENA — Village officials say that if residents have branches, tree trimmings or hedge clippings, they can be put out to the curb for pickup now instead of waiting until September.