Ogdensburg duck race winner announced
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:31 pm

From left Tim Cameron, race chairperson, Laura Irvine and Carolyn Murdock, race chairperson. Photo submitted by Sally Cole.

OGDENSBURG -- Laura Irvine of Ogdensburg won first place in the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival Duck Race, held on Sunday, July 29.

The prize for first place was $500.

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Governor signs anti-hazing bill as students prepare for college in Canton, Potsdam, elsewhere
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school in Canton, Potsdam and elsewhere.

The law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies, according to the governor’s office.

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Canton town board supports lowering CR 21 speed limit
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:28 pm

By ADAM ATKINSON

CANTON -- The town board is supporting a petition to lower the speed limit on county Route 21 extension.

The board has directed town highway superintendent Terry Billings to submit the request to the county sometime this week.

The petition, signed by 32 town residents, was submitted by Randy Sharlow and requests that the speed limit be lowered to 30 miles per hour on County Route 21 Extension (a section of the Canton-Pyrites Road) down to Churchill Street in Pyrites.

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What’s Going On: Madrid Chorus, CFC Band hit the stage in Madrid; South Woods String Band in Colton
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Live on Wednesday

South Woods String Band

COLTON: The Great South Woods String Band, 6-8 p.m., 2018 Colton Riverside Performances, gazebo, Main Street; rain location St. Patrick’s Church Parish Center, State Highway 56; free, donations accepted; www.townofcolton.com.

Madrid Chorus, band

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Historic walk in Lisbon on Friday
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:26 pm

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association will present the fourth tour of its new series, the Historic North Country Village Talk & Walks in Lisbon on Aug. 17. Above is a late 19th century view of Lisbon’s Church St., courtesy of the SLCHA.

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Many from St. Lawrence County on SUNY Potsdam’s Spring 2018 President's List
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:33 pm

SUNY Potsdam’s Spring 2018 President's List included more than 100 students from St. Lawrence County.

They were:

• Madeline Derouchie of Brasher Falls

• Jenna Kesner of Brasher Falls, Community Health

• Kurstin Stowell of Brasher Falls, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

• Janet Beaudin of Canton, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

• Meghan Conklin of Canton, Community Health

• Emily Dean of Canton, Chemistry

• Teresa Hooper of Canton, Biology

• Rachael Huntley of Canton, Psychology

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Gouverneur man charged with assault, taking vehicle
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:04 pm

MACOMB -- A Gouverneur man is accused of assault and taking the alleged victim's vehicle early Saturday.

At about 2:22 a.m. that day, state police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Bailey Road address in the town of Macomb.

Troopers said an investigation revealed that 32-year-old Justin R. Petrie of Gouverneur repeatedly struck the victim during the dispute, which occurred inside the victim’s vehicle.

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Harassment, drug possession, trespass appearance tickets issued
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:03 pm

State police reported Monday issuing several appearance tickets, for harasment, trespass, and drug possession.

Donnie M. Reed, 23, Nicholville, was charged Saturday with second-degree harassment in connection with a complaint received by state police Aug. 1. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Donald Judware, 70, North Lawrence, was charged June 12 with trespass and issued an appearance ticket in connection with an alleged domestic dispute reported to state police May 23.

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Massena man arrested by troopers on drug charges
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:10 pm

MASSENA — A Massena man was charged with drug possession on Sunday afternoon, according to state police.

Peter J. Shantie, 39, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 3:30 p.m., officers said.

Shantie was cited and released.

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Madrid and Nicholville men accused of harassment
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm

WADDINGTON — A Madrid man was charged Aug. 7 with aggravated harassment stemming from a complaint the day prior, according to state police.

Matthew S. Wilson, 37, was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment at 3:05 p.m., officers said.

He was released on his recognizance to appear in court at a later date.

POTSDAM — A Nicholville man was charged with harassment Aug. 11 stemming from an Aug. 1 complaint first reported to state police.

Donnie M. Reed, 23, was charged with second-degree harassment at 9 a.m., police said.

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