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.
BOMBAY- Kenneth A. McElwain, 88, of 1696 State Route 37, peacefully passed away at his home on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
Friends may call on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ft. Covington at 3:00 p.m. with Lisa Jock officiating.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home.
Oliver Jr. Francis LaFave, age 75, of Wilder Drive, Harrisville, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the family’s home with John LaFave officiating, a luncheon will follow after the services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Harrisville.
Parents of remote learners at Canton Central have until Oct. 15 to decide to send them back to school or not
CANTON — Parents of students in the Canton Central School District who are fully remote learners will soon need to decide if they want their child to attend school in person.
Canton highway employee retiring after 28 years
CANTON -- The town board has accepted the resignation of Joseph Conklin from the highway department.
Conklin is retiring after a long tenure with the town.
"We accepted Joe's resignation due to retirement with sincere gratitude and appreciation. He worked for the town 28 years," said Town Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley.
Conklin will be using up his remaining vacation time and remain on the payroll until the end of the year, Ashley said.
Emergency services director says moving Ogdensburg police dispatch to county by year's end not realistic
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG – A resolution passed Monday intends to move Ogdensburg’s police dispatch to the county by the end of the year, but St. Lawrence County Emergency Services Director Matt Denner says that’s not a realistic timeframe.
Denner notified the city of such via a lengthy memo sent to the city manager prior to the meeting and had planned to speak at the meeting.
Cabbage roll sale in Massena
MASSENA -- A cabbage roll and stuffed pepper sale and bake sale will be held at the Massena First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 3 starting at 8 a.m.
Call 315-769-8036 to preorder your items.
Cabbage rolls or stuffed peppers are $4 each.
Katie Cunningham controls the ball in a Heuvelton Soccer practice. NCTW photo by Dave Shea.
Former soldier sentenced to 30 months for burglaries of Gouverneur and DeKalb gun shops in 2019
SYRACUSE -- A former U.S. Army solider previously stationed at Fort Drum was sentenced today (Tuesday, Sept. 29) in federal court for burglarizing two St. Lawrence County gun shops in 2019.
Rian Patterson, 23, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison for the burglaries, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).