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Reality Check youth from Ogdensburg Free Academy middle school helped raise awareness about e-cigarettes and vaping to local elementary students. "Vaping has become an epidemic amongst youth here and across the U.S. due to sweet, fruity, and enticing flavors aimed at youth as young as 13, which is the national and state average of a new smoker," a press release from Reality Check said. Pictured from left Kaydence Thornton, Abigail Stewart, Jaedyn Awan and Kenzie Butcher

Payment from sale of insurance provider reduces MMH monthly loss from $750k to $15,000
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:14 am

By ANDY GARDNER

North Country This Week

MASSENA -- A payment Massena Memorial Hospital received from the sale of one of their insurance providers reduced what would have been a one-month loss of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to just under $15,000.

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Pyrites Hydroelectric Project could be relicensed for 30 to 50 years
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:14 am

Mary Ann Ashley | Canton town supervisor

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Canton’s village and town historian positions to be combined
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:14 am

CANTON – Canton’s village and town historian positions, both held now for several years by Linda Casserly, will be combined into one shared services job under the auspices of the town.

Both town and village boards have agreed to the move.

The position traditionally funded by separate line items under village and town budgets, will now be funded through the town budget.

The town will handle the payroll and other employee aspects of the job and bill Canton village for the shared service.

The change will take effect in January.

 

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What's Going On: 'Make a Barometer' family program planned at North Country Children's Museum in Potsdam
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:14 am

WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS ON SATURDAY

Make a Barometer

POTSDAM: Make a Barometer family program, 11 a.m.-noon, North Country Children's Museum, 10 Raymond St.; 315-274-9380, [email protected].

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Jon D. Hazen, 72, Raymondville
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 8:00 am

RAYMONDVILLE -- Arrangements for 72 year old Jon D. Hazen, a resident of 1 Woodland Drive, are incomplete at this time with the Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk. Mr. Hazen passed away Tuesday evening at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital with his family at his side. A complete obituary will be available when finalized.

The Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk is serving the family of Jon D. Hazen.

Colby Joe Jacobs, 17, Akwesasne
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:59 am

AKWESASNE -- After a courageous battle with leukemia, Colby Joe Jacobs, 17, peacefully entered back into the Spirit World Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2018 with his family by his side in the comfort of his home.

Colby was born June 1, 2001 in Massena, the son of Jarrod M. Jacobs and Valerie L. Dishaw. He attended Salmon River Central School and was an avid video gamer. He enjoyed the challenge of playing online with competitors from around the world. Colby also had a great love for all musical genres.

Terry L. Grant, 64, Winthrop
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:55 am

Winthrop -- Terry L. Grant, 64, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening (November 18, 2018) at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.

Terry was born on June 3, 1954 in Potsdam, son of the late Richard G. and Jean A. (LaClair) Grant and graduated from Potsdam Central in 1973. He went on to Canton ATC graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Carol A. Esterline, 75, Massena
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:53 am

MASSENA -- Carol A. Esterline, 75, of Serra Lane, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Massena Memorial Hospital. At her request, there will be no public calling hours or funeral services.

Carol was born on July 27, 1943 in Amarillo, TX, the daughter of Harold and Etta (Pearson) Collier. She attended and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1961. She then attended Amarillo Junior College, where she received an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Studies.

Andrew Bissonette, 67, formerly of Massena
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:50 am

Andrew Bissonette of Oswego, died on Friday November 9, 2018, at the home of his son Eric, surrounded by his wife, Marla S, and immediate family in Afton, VA. He was 67 years old. He was born to the late Floyd J. and Marjorie I. Cross Bissonette on August 7, 1951 in Massena.