Potsdam man charged with uninspected motor vehicle, inadequate exhaust
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:13 am

POTSDAM — A Potsdam man was charged with driving an uninspected motor vehicle on Main Street Monday night, according to Potsdam police.

Gage M. Yette, 19, was cited for uninspected motor vehicle and inadequate exhaust at 10:06 p.m., officers said.

He was cited and released.

 

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Potsdam police blotter, May 20
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:00 am

0004 Traffic stop on Maple Street

0042 Property check on Market Street

0851 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call

1003 Records Check at 3 8 Main Street

1257 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call

1302 Assist Business on Elm Street

1334 School Check on Lawrence A venue

1344 School Check on Lawrence Avenue

1344 Potsdam Fire dispatched to a call

1344 Assist Fire on Market Street

1436 Criminal Mischief on Market Street

1539 Suspicious Person on Depot Street

1614 Found Property on Clinton Street

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors' Center in Massena opens this Friday for the season
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:26 am

MASSENA – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors' Center, located at the U. S. Eisenhower Lock, will open on Friday, May 24, the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) has announced.

The center will remain open daily, including weekends, through Labor Day, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Tribe endorses Jacobs in Salmon River School Board election
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:25 am

AKWESASNE—The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has endorsed Salmon River Board of Education candidate Agnes “Sweets” Jacobs in the Salmon River School Board Election Tuesday.

Jacobs is running for the seat currently held by Michael Conners, while a second seat currently held by Board President Sheila Marshall remains open for a write-in candidate.

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What’s Going On: Planetarium show at SUNY Potsdam, old time fiddling in Canton
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:25 am

LIVE ON THURSDAY

Star finders

POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam Geology Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Revetta, Hon. '05, hosts planetarium show " How to Use a Star Finder," 4 p.m., SUNY Potsdam’s Dr. Frank A. Revetta Planetarium, basement of Stowell Hall; 45 minutes, all ages welcome; arrive early, once show starts the doors are locked; no food or drink allowed inside, cell phones cannot be used during the show; free parking in Lot 6 near Kellas Hall; free.

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'Walk with a Doc' planned May 25 in Ogdensburg
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:25 am

OGDENSBURG -- Dr. Modi, psychiatrist and Dr. Wei, OB/GYN with Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, in addition to a variety of other St. Lawrence County Healthcare Providers, invite the public to a Walk with a Doc on Saturday, May 25.

The walk is being held at the Abbe Picquet Trail at the Fort de La Presentation site from 10-11 a.m. Dr. Modi will give a talk on mental health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month before the walk begins.

The walk is open to the community. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required.

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Ogdensburg business owner upset after assessment on apartment building set to jump nearly 10 times
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:21 am

Jeffrey M. Skelly has been using the sign at the former Ogdensburg Cinema to express his displeasure with the proposed assessment increase.

By JIMMY LAWTON
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Nearly 900 students were recognized for earning their baccalaureate and graduate degrees at The State University of New York at Potsdam on Saturday, May 18. Benefactor and entrepreneur Donald Lougheed delivered the keynote address to the graduates of the SUNY Potsdam Class of 2019 at commencement. Photo submitted by SUNY Potsdam. For more, see story here.

Canton Canoe Weekend draws racers from other states, countries
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:09 am

On May 4-5, Canton Canoe Weekend held its 58th annual race weekend. The board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored, volunteered or took part! We could not put on this historic community event without the interest and assistance of everyone involved.

The weekend was a great success, drawing competitors from the local community, and across New York State, as well as Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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Opinion: Community helps rescue dog who ran away from owners
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:08 am

Monday morning our adolescent Yorkie dog “Lucey” bolted from the garden fence onto County Route 35 and ran down the middle to where it connects with the Leary Road.

Cars from 3 directions stopped, great neighbors got out of their cars and we eventually cornered Lucey underneath a minivan.

Only one car wove its way through this “community intervention” but did so delicately. My wife Cathy and I just want to give our proudest thanks to everyone who got our adolescent-on-the-run out of harm’s way.

This is why we love living here.

Scott Blankenship

Canton

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