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.
Canton police blotter, Jan. 28 - Feb. 2
On 1/28/23 at 3:48pm Fredrick H. Kellison age 48 of Massena NY was issued a UTT for operating an uninspected vehicle on St.Hwy 310. The ticket is returnable in Canton Town Court on 2/22/23.
On 1/28/23 at 4:54pm Samarah E. Martin age 25 of Canton NY was issued a UTT for operating an uninspected vehicle on Main St. The ticket is returnable in Canton Town Court on 2/22/23.
On 1/29/23 at 12:13am Seth A. Bailey age 19 of Manlius NY was issued a UTT for driving the wrong direction on a one way street on Hodskin St. The ticket is returnable in Canton Town Court on 2/22/23.
Waddington man accused of drug possession, trespassing in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- A Waddington man was charged Wednesday following a trespass complaint on Haig Road, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies.
Leslie J. George Jr., 47, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespassing, officers said.
He allegedly entered and remained unlawfully in the dwelling of another person.
George was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine when he was taken into custody.
He was cited and released.
Haven Gilbert enjoying the beautiful snow and helping out with some shoveling on Buck Street in Canton. Photo submitted by Joe Benjamin.
New electronic security badge system considered for SLC courthouse
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
CANTON — St. Lawrence County legislators on the Operations Committee are pushing for a new electronic security badge system for the courthouse and Human Services Building on State Highway 310.
During the committee’s Jan. 9 meeting, legislators approved a resolution that will allow the county to contract with Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc.
Clarkson University launches new bachelor’s in healthcare
POTSDAM – As the evolution of healthcare continues, Clarkson University’s Lewis School of Health Sciences is leaning into the progress in the field by offering a new Bachelor of Science in Healthcare degree program.
Clarkson’s new Healthcare major is designed for students who are interested in any facet of healthcare including pre-clinical, business, data analytics, public health policy, research, and bioethics, according to Lennart Johns, Founding Dean of the Lewis School of Health Sciences.
Massena Hospital Foundation using funding to continue 'Be Sun Smart' skin cancer detection clinic
Julia Rose, MH Foundation executive director, receives a check from St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund president, Dick Christy, for the “Be Sun Smart” Skin Cancer Detection Clinic at Massena Dermatology. Photo submitted by Massena Hospital Foundation.
Sledding with cardboard boxes planned Sunday at SUNY Canton sledding hill
Due to the extreme temperatures forecast for Saturday, the Nature Up North team invites you to join us for a morning of sledding at the SUNY Canton Sledding Hill, now scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5.
Come on your own or in teams of 2-4 with your homemade cardboard sleds for the coldest race in the North Country. Races will be held by division: Youth (12 & under), Open, Family, or College (students only).
Approved sled-building materials: cardboard, duct tape, recycled plastic bags, paint, and glue.
St. Lawrence Valley Horsemen's Associations meeting Feb. 5
OGDENSBURG — The St. Lawrence Valley Horsemen's Association (SLVHA) will meet Sunday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Tax Office.
Election of vice-president and treasurer will take place, along with approving recommendations from the show committee for the 2023 show season.