Cooling stations open to public in Norwood, Massena, Gouverneur as high temps hit
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:25 pm

NORWOOD -- With heat indexes in the high 90s predicted by the National Weather Service today and tomorrow, the Norwood Public Library is extending its hours of operation until 6 p.m. on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, so residents can use the space as a cooling station.

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O'burg Seaway Festival has slate of daily events this Friday through end of month
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The 59th annual Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival is now underway with a week of amusement rides, live music, food, vendors, games, Founder’s Weekend re-enactments and other events.

The festival draws thousands of people to attend from all over the North Country and Canada.

With the theme Surfin’ the Seaway 2019 this year’s event will feature old festival favorites like the Wild West BBQ at the Frederic Remington Museum and the High School Battle of the Bands, with a few new surprises like the Ogdensburg’s Got Talent competition and a Surf Rock Jam.

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20+ Canton students could be home schooled if they don’t vaccinate before school year
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm

BY MATT LINDSEY
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CANTON -- Some students enrolled at Canton Central may have to be homeschooled next year if they do not receive vaccinations before school starts in September.

Canton Central Superintendent Ronald P. Burke said his district had 21 students with religious exemption to vaccinations last year.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation last month removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children.

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What’s Going On: Seaway Festival in O’burg, Canton Chautauqua continues
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:22 pm

LOCAL EVENTS ON SUNDAY

Founders’ Weekend

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Metropolitan Opera encore broadcasts to be shown in Potsdam through July, August
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:20 pm

POTSDAM -- North Country audiences can enjoy encore broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera productions again this summer, bringing classic works to the silver screen.

Four screenings will be offered at Potsdam's Roxy Theater, all sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and J.S. Cinemas, on Monday evenings, from July 22 to Aug. 12, with all broadcasts kicking off at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

• Charles Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette": Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

• Giacomo Puccini's "La Bohème": Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

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The remnants of an old cobblestone road was visible in Massena while Main Street was milled for paving. Photo submitted by Kathleen Hyde.

Omega Delta Phi alumni donate school supplies to Lawrence Elementary in Potsdam
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 3:03 pm

Omega Delta Phi alumni recently donated school supplies to Lawrence Avenue Elementary School. Pictured with the donations and two future students. Alumni pictured with the donations are, from left, Jacqui Biernat, Louise Lamby, Carole Raymonda, Wilma Willson, Lois Little, Betsy Webb- Bronzetti, Donnalyn Shuster, Mary Ellen Lunch, Val Steltzer and Donna Derushia.

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Devin Green kisses a 20 lb. 2 oz. carp he reeled in with a broken hand in Waddington today, July 19, at the St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament which will continue through the weekend. The 17th annual event has young anglers competing for cash and prizes by fishing a 30-mile stretch of the St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena. Photo courtesy of St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.

Norfolk man charged with menacing with bb gun
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:43 pm

NORFOLK -- Larry Goodspeed, 23, of Norfolk, was charged June 30 by Norfolk town police with second-degree menacing.

Police said the incident occurred on Hepburn Street when a complaint was made that a male was outside his residence with a gun and threatening people.

The county sheriff’s office, state police, Norwood village police all responded to the call with Norfolk town police. Goodspeed was located and taken into custody.

The weapon used was located in his residence and turned out to be a bb gun.

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Norfolk police say man threw pot plants out car window while being chased by officer for speeding
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:41 pm

NORFOLK – A Massena man was arrested a variety of charges June 18 after allegedly leading Norfolk police on a pursuit while tossing marijuana plants out of his car window.

Derek Wagstaff, 37, Massena, was charged with reckless driving, failure to obey police officer, speeding, speeding in work zone, criminal possession of marijuana, unlawful fleeing police, and dispose of refuse on a highway.

The incident occurred on June 17 when Norfolk police officers said they observed Wagstaff operating a black Subaru Forrester on the Brouse Road at 80 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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