Gusty winds, some single-digit wind chills tonight in St. Lawrence County
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:55 pm

It will be a breezy, chilly night in the North Country

The National Weather Service is warning people of brisk northwesterly winds tonight of 15-25 mph with gusts 30-40 mph, and single-digit wind chills in some areas.

A series of cold fronts moving through the area is setting the stage for the coldest temperatures of the season so far, with lows in the mid 20s tonight.

Wind chills will be in the single digits to teens in the mountains and the upper teens to mid 20s in the valleys. The strongest winds will be in higher elevations, the NWS says.

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Salmon River Central School encouraging high school seniors to apply to college
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:54 pm

FORT COVINGTON — Salmon River Central School is again participating in a national initiative to encourage and provide assistance to high school seniors interested in applying to college.

Volunteers from the Akwesasne Area Management Board, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Higher Education Department, the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education Higher Education Department, NCSTEP, JOM, SUNY Canton, Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, Cornell University, and North Country Community College will assist students with completing their college applications.

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Lisbon, Ogdensburg schools merging some hockey, lacrosse teams
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:52 pm

By THOMAS LUCKIE III

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OGDENSBURG -- Three sports mergers with Lisbon Central School District were approved by the Ogdensburg City School District Board of Education at Monday’s meeting.

The two school districts will merge for the upcoming boys varsity hockey season as well as the spring 2019 boys modified and varsity lacrosse seasons.

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Game, storytimes, book and chess clubs at Potsdam Public Library
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:49 pm

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., is hosting several winter programs.

Minecraft Free Play, for kids in 3rd through 7th grade, will be held on Mondays from 3-4:45 p.m. Children are invited to play Minecraft together or in a solo world. Coding and chemistry environments are available, in addition to standard survival and creative worlds. Registration is required at potsdamlibrary.org/minecraft-free-play.

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What’s Going On: The Shoes to perform in O’burg, comedy dinner theater at Canton church, Betty Rufa and Double Trouble perform in Massena
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm

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Comedy dinner theater

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As winter nears, near-identical numbers of repsondents to our weekly survey have and have not had their heating systems inspected, while another segment has plans for the job. Click here to view survey.

Opioid, e-cigarette epidemics topics of two Oct. 23 events at Madrid-Waddington Central
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:09 pm

MADRID — The Madrid-Waddington Central School District is holding two events to help educate and bring awareness to the opioid and e-cigarette epidemics that are having an impact nationwide.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, from noon until 2 p.m., Madrid-Waddington, Heuvelton, and Lisbon students in grades 10-12 will view the film “Chasing the Dragon.” The film is intended to educate students about the dangers of opioid addiction and how to avoid them.

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Town of Fowler to get funding help for surprise road damage
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:07 pm

FOWLER -- State Sen. Patty Ritchie has secured a grant for the Town of Fowler to help repair a roadway that suffered unexpected damage after an influx of heavy traffic due to a nearby construction project.

Two years ago, the state replaced the Route 58 Bridge near Gouverneur.

Despite providing a by-pass in Gouverneur, many drivers chose to use River Drive in the Town of Fowler to get where they were headed.

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Massena waiting to see if county will remove old buildings on contaminated properties
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm

By ANDY GARDNER
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MASSENA -- Remediation is underway at a contaminated former businesses in the village, and the state may remove the vacant structures if the soil beneath them is contaminated.

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Ogdensburg K of C bingo set for Mondays
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:02 pm

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg Knights of Columbus bingo will be held at the K of C Martin's Field Club on Hasbrouck Street.

The bingo, featuring New Cashball, will be held every Monday night.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Players must purchase cashball cards by 6:45 p.m.

 

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