About 35 volunteers were honored this week when United Helpers RiverLedge Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Ogdensburg hosted its annual volunteer luncheon. Among the volunteers there were, from left, Steelin’ Country band members Dale Streeter, Michelle Robinson and Kirk Robinson, Activities Aide Rebecca Holt, Activities Director Larry Worden, Richard O’Donnell, and Father Michael O’Donnell from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg.
Ogdensburg approves 14 sports mergers for 2018-2019 semester
By THOMAS LUCKIE III
OGDENSBURG – The Ogdensburg City School District Board of Education approved 14 sports mergers with Heuvelton Central School District and one outgoing merger request to Canton Central School District for the 2018-19 fall and winter sports seasons at last Monday’s meeting.
Girls sports to be merged with Heuvelton Central include modified and varsity cross country, swimming and indoor track as well as modified volleyball.
Massena fills five teaching positions, appoints substitutes
MASSENA -- The Board of Education last Monday night filled five teacher positions and appointed several substitutes.
State budget will aid St. Lawrence County farmers, Ritchie says
The 2018-19 New York State Budget includes $600,000 for the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program that prioritizes research and technical assistance to benefit the dairy, livestock, field crops, fruit, vegetables, maple and honey production industries in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Essex and Clinton counties.
Join celebration in Canton of 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act with screening of short films April 26
CANTON The public is invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act at screenings of several short films in the Romer Room of the United Universalist Church on Main Street on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
The films, concerning housing discrimination, are “A Matter of Place,” “A House Divided” and “Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story.”
The events are free and open to the public.
Warmer weather arrives, high of 50 expected today in St. Lawrence County
After lingering snowstorms warmer weather has arrived in St. Lawrence County, according to that National Weather Service.
Temperatures today should rise as high as 50 degrees accompanied by sunshine.
That warming trend will continue though the weekend with a high near 60 expected on Monday.
Overnight lows will still be near the freezing mark.
A seven-day forecast follows.
Sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
Hogansburg man charged with pot possession
MASSENA -- A Hogansburg man was charged with pot possession and no inspection certificate April 20 at 2:50 p.m. on State Route 37.
Joseph M Mitchel, 37, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and no certificate.
He was released by state police following incident.
Teen charged with criminal mischief
GOUVERNEUR -- A Gouverneur teen was charged with criminal mischief April 17 at 4:10 p.m.
Troopers say the 14-year-old intended to damage property.
He was issued an appearance ticket.
Ogdensburg man jailed on drug charges
HAMMOND -- An Ogdensburg man was jailed following a pot possession charge on April 20,according to state police.
Shayne Figured, 26, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
He was held following the incident.
Canton man charged with resisting arrest
CANTON -- A Canton man was charged with April 20 with resisting arrest at 3:30 p.m., according to state police.
Michael McRobbie, 32, was charged on Riverside Drive, troopers said.
Details on what let to McRobbie's resisting arrest were not provided.