Dawn M. Condon, 55, Massena
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:22 pm

MASSENA- Dawn M. Condon, 55, of 122 East Orvis Street, unexpectedly passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home Thursday, 4-6:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made in Dawn’s memory to the Massena SPCA and the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.

Janet M. Watkins, 82, Massena
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:19 pm

MASSENA- Janet M. Watkins, 82, of Massena, NY, peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at her home.

Janet was born on April 29, 1935 in Parishville, daughter of the late Floyd and Helen Moses Conger. She graduated from Madrid-Waddington School, and on May 26, 1962 she married Roy O. Watkins at the Massena Methodist Church. Roy predeceased her on January 7, 2017.

Leo H. Ryan, 90, Massena
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:15 pm

Massena: Leo H. Ryan, 90 of E. Orvis St. passed away on Jan. 22, 2018 at Massena, Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Friends and family may be received on Thursday Jan. 25, 2018 from 3:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Leo's name can be made to the AmVets Riverfront. Arrangements are under the care of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.

Joseph Adrian Demers, 85, Sherman
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:12 pm

Our daddy, Joseph Adrian Demers, 85, of Sherman was called to be with the Lord on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.

The family will greet friends at Dannel Funeral Home on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Dannel Funeral Home with grandson Rev. Robert Montgomery of Harmony Assembly of God in Pickton, Texas, and Rev. Ernest Martel of Texoma Cowboy Church in Colbert, Oklahoma, officiating.

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Before the recent swing in weather, Khloe Thompson plays in snow at her home near Heuvelton.

Free dinner in Brasher Falls on Friday
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:33 pm

BRASHER FALLS – The United Methodist Church is hosting a free meatloaf dinner for the community on Friday, Jan. 26, from 5-6 p.m.

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Fish fry in Canton on Friday
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:33 pm

OGDENSBURG – The public is invited to "Fish Fry Friday Night" on Jan. 26 at the Knights of Columbus club house on Hasbrouck street, from 4:30-7 p.m.

The all-you-can-eat buffet includes haddock (broiled or fried), breaded shrimp, clams, macaroni and cheese, french fries, chicken nuggets, baked potato, coleslaw, salad, soup and coffee or tea.

Take-outs are available.

The meal costs adults $10, and seniors and children 6-10 years old $9.

Children 5 and younger eat for free.

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Cop charged with taking bribe, home invasion, freezing rain coats area among Jan. 23 NCNow top five
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:32 pm

Here are the top five North Country Now stories for Tuesday, Jan. 23, determined by number of page views and our editorial staff:

• Norwood police officer charged with taking a bribe

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Ogdensburg getting $50,000 to replace 23 City Hall windows
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:32 pm

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg will replace 23 windows at City Hall with help from a $50,000 grant.

The council accepted the State and Municipal Facilities Grant Monday.

Mayor Wayne Ashley offered appreciation to Sen. Patty Ritchie R-Heuvelton, who represents the city.

“We want to thank Patty Richie. We’ve been very supportive of her and she’s been very supportive of us,” he said.

Several councilors said they were pleased with the grant, as the replacements have been needed for sometime.

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Massena Memorial Hospital warning of phone scam
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:32 pm

MASSENA -- Massena Memorial Hospital officials are warning of a scam where they say people using MMH phone numbers try to gain access to personal information such as credit card numbers.

“This is a ‘masking’ fraud, known as phone spoofing, in which the caller is using MMH phone numbers and representing themselves as MMH employees for the express purpose of stealing personal information,” Bob Wolleben, MMH CEO, said in a news release. “There is no technology solution we know of to prevent the random use of MMH phone numbers to scam unsuspecting residents.”

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