Johnson Newspaper Corp. getting $400,000 for 'operating capital' from St. Lawrence County IDA, NCEDF
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
The Johnson Newspaper Corporation will receive $400,000 in public loans.
The company, which owns the Watertown Daily Times and Daily Courier-Observer, recently closed the St. Lawrence Plaindealer in Canton and Ogdensburg Journal. The Johnsons have been downsizing operations in St. Lawrence County over the past few years.
$708,000 loan to finance new water collection, treatment system in Newton Falls
CLIFTON -- Newton Falls has a $708,950 interest-free loan headed their way to finance costs of the planning, design and construction of a water collection and treatment system.
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) has approved $497.5 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost bad credit loans in the past few months to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects throughout New York State.
Funeral services for Robert E. Massia, age 80, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Notre Dame at 10 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. A small private burial will be held at Foxwood Memorial immediately following the funeral.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 5th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Massia passed away at his home on Thursday, July 2nd with his wife, Kathryn, and daughter, Martha, by his side.
Martha L. Gotham, age 66, of Ogdensburg, NY, passed away on July 2, 2020 at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. Funeral services will be held on July 7, 2020 at 10:00AM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Calling hours will be held on July 6, 2020 from 2:00PM-4:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Interment will be at a later date at Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg.
OGDENSBURG - Franklin D. Howie, 72, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care Center - Riverledge in Ogdensburg after suffering a stroke.
A celebration of life and burial will be held at a later time. A complete obituary will appear later.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Eric F. Thacher, 83, passed July 1, 2020 at his home in Potsdam. He was preceded by his wife, Susan, in 2010; and is survived by his two sons, Jeff of Denver, CO and Andy of Los Angeles, CA, both Potsdam High graduates; his daughter-in-law, Kelly; his cousins, Nancy Megan of New York, NY and Ann Foster of Vancouver, Washington; loving sister-in-law, Karen Handley; and brother-in-law, Peter Worley; four nephews and nieces; and many younger cousins.
Paul “Mike” Graveline, age 70, of Ogdensburg, passed away July 2, 2020 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Sara Graveline and her companion Jesse Seward, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; one brother, William and his wife Lori Graveline, of Ogdensburg; Joanne Seeley and her husband Lee, of Ogdensburg; Pamela Graveline, of Ogdensburg; Kimberly Monroe and her husband Joe of Ogdensburg; his mother, Joan Graveline of Ogdensburg; one grandchild, Jayci Seward; and close friend, Sue Cobb.
OGDENSBURG - Michelle Philomena Anne Disotell, 44, of Ogdensburg died on July 1, 2020 at Riverledge Nursing Home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.
Hermon-Graveside services for Roger “Gerry” Gerard Conant, 67, of Lafaver Road, Hermon , will be Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Fairview Cemetery, Canton. Roger died Thursday, April 16, 2020 enroute to the hospital after being stricken at his home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Lawrence Funeral Home, 21 Park Street, Canton, NY 13617.
SUNY Potsdam Professor John Youngblood, a speaker at Potsdam’s first ever Juneteenth celebration in Ives Park Saturday, June 20, presents Jennifer Baxtron with the Juneteenth Community Activist Award. Baxtron, a Potsdam resident, helped organize the local Black Lives Matter rallies and Juneteenth event. The Juneteenth celebration included a picnic with prayers, speeches and music were in remembrance of the end of slavery in the country, when slaves in Texas found out they were free on June 19, 1865. Photo courtesy of Jacob McNamara.