State Sen. Griffo visits Massena to look over projects
MASSENA – New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, visited Massena Sunday to check on the progress of several projects for which he secured funding.
Deputy Minority Leader Griffo secured $250,000 for capital improvements to the Massena Arena. The project included the replacement of the entire arena roof and work to the parking lot. He also secured $300,000 for rehabbing the parking lot behind Massena Town Hall and across from the Massena Fire Station. The top coat for the parking lot is expected to be applied later this month.
Deadline is Sept. 27 for fish stocking orders to St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District
The deadline for placing a fish stocking order with the St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is Friday, Sept. 27.
Fish will be delivered Oct. 11.
Available are largemouth bass, brook trout, rainbow trout, catfish, and fathead minnows. Prices vary depending on species and quantity.
Call 315-386-3582, go to 1942 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, or visit www.slcswcd.org for more information.
Prison plays read at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM -- For the second year, the Department of Theatre and Dance at SUNY Potsdam will present the Playwriting Across Prison Walls Play Festival, a staged reading of five short plays by playwrights incarcerated at Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg.
The free Playwriting Across Prison Walls Play Festival will be presented on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theater, located in the College's Performing Arts Center.
Remington Museum director to speak at historical association in Canton
Charlotte Haught, 3, Madrid, patiently watched and waiting for her new butterfly friend to learn to fly. Photo by Megan Finnegan.
Massena village police blotter
• Douglas C. Kerr, 62, of county Route 36, Norfolk was charged with inadequate headlight at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 16 on Center Street.
• Arrow A. Tiggelaar, 26, of East Hatfield Street, Massena was charged with broken windshield at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 16 on West Orvis Street.
• Matthew L. Gardner, 52, of Liberty Avenue, Massena was charged with unsafe backing and leaving the scene of a property damage accident at 1 a.m. Sept. 15 at Soft Tail's Tavern, East Orvis Street.
The Zufall farm hosted a hayride and bonfire Saturday night for young adults and college students from all four campuses. Close to 100 students came out for a hayride, bonfire and drink fresh hot apple cider under the full moon. Photo taken by David Zufall of Lisbon.
Nominations now open for St. Lawrence County Chamber awards
CANTON – Nominations are now open for St. Lawrence County Chamber awards, including Business of the Year, Customer Service Excellence, and Local Producer of the Year.
Nominations can be made online at http://bit.ly/STLCAwards19.
Anyone may submit the name of a St. Lawrence County Chamber Member business they believe has shown a positive impact, provided quality service or raised awareness of local products for business and people of St. Lawrence County.
Chamber Members can be found by going online to SLCchamber.org.
Sex offender jailed without bail after allegedly exposing himself to children in Massena
MASSENA -- A paroled sex offender was jailed without bail after he allegedly exposed himself to two children in public.
Robert L. Pitts, 60, of 259 Center St. Apt. 5, Massena is charged with two counts each of exposure and child endangerment.
He allegedly exposed himself to two children on East Hatfield Street along the shores of the Grasse River, police said.
St. Larry's Bar and Grill now open on Elm Street in Potsdam
POTSDAM – St. Larry’s Bar and Grill is now open at 6 Elm Street at the location formerly occupied by Between the Buns.
The restaurant serves American comfort food including steak, burgers, pulled-pork sandwiches, fried fish and more. St. Larry’s will be open six days a week, but will typically be closed on Tuesdays.
St. Larry's puts a strong focus on sourcing products as locally as possibile.
The bar features 23 New York beers on tap and will soon feature three draft wines.