Woodpecker at a feeder in Pierrepont

This woodpecker takes an easy meal from a feeder this past weekend in Pierrepont. Photo by John Colt.

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MADRID -- International enthusiasts of Allis Chalmers tractors and other heavy-duty equipment will convene at the Gathering of the Orange (GOTO2020) at the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, 1755 State Route 345 on June 12-14. GOTO2020 begins its program on Friday, June 12 and continues in conjunction with the Museum’s Annual Spring Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14. The... Read More >>
AKWESASNE -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will receive $1,991,057 in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to support affordable housing. The cash comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Indian Housing Block Grants primarily benefit low-income Native American and Alaska Native families. The amount of each grant is based on a formula that considers local needs and housing... Read More >>
MASSENA -- The Village of Massena did “really, really well” in an audit of its books, the auditor told the village board at their Tuesday, Feb. 18 meeting. Carl Seyfarth of Seyfarth and Seyfarth CPAs presented the results of the annual audit and said Village Treasurer Kevin Felt did “one of the best jobs I’ve ever seen somebody do” in keeping financial records. He said the audit shows massive... Read More >>
After complaints from affected retailers and consumers about a lack of clear information, the state is launching an education and outreach campaign “to ensure that New Yorkers are aware of the March 1 ban on single-use plastic bags,” a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said. The BYOBagNY campaign, led by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, includes TV and radio... Read More >>
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has approved the membership application of one new member. The board of directors, at their meeting on Feb. 18, welcomed Jerry Blossom Bar-B-Que, a mobile food truck owned and run by Shane and July Jenkinson which has regular hours in Potsdam in season. They feature hand selected meat, hand made dry rubs and sauces, and variety styles of meats and sides... Read More >>