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.
SUNY Canton recognizes St. Lawrence County students on Dean's List
CANTON – SUNY Canton recognizes more than 400 students for making the Dean's List during the fall 2021 semester.
Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earned a GPA between 3.25 and 3.74.
St. Lawrence County students honored include:
Brasher Falls: Trent C. Dow, Law Enforcement Leadership major; Hope M. Kilcollins, Health and Fitness Promotion major; and Ansen C. Weegar, Electrical Engineering Technology major.
Ogdensburg officials applying for SAFER grant to offset firefighter costs
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg City Manager Stephen Jellie said the city will be applying for a SAFER grant, which can be used to help offset costs associated with firefighter positions for a three-year period.
Light snow, brief warmup expected in St. Lawrence County before extreme temps return
A quick moving low pressure system will bring light snow to St. Lawrence County today as it moves along north of the international border, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Temperatures will briefly warm to near seasonal normal as this system goes by, but colder weather will return tonight and linger into the weekend as strong high pressure builds over the North Country.
There will be a high today around 35 with winds of 15 to 18 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph, the service says. Overnight the low will be around -1 with strong winds.
St. Lawrence Health offers substance abuse, behavioral health programs to community
POTSDAM -- Addiction and/or mental unrest may be difficult to overcome, but anyone experiencing them should know they don’t need to work through it alone. The Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health teams through St. Lawrence Health (SLH) provide care and numerous programs to assist people in getting the help they need.
SLH offers inpatient and outpatient programs and care opportunities throughout St. Lawrence County.
Free ski lessons, ski tours, guided snowshoe walks available at Massena Nature Center
MASSENA – Free ski lessons, guided ski tours and guided snowshoe walks are available, as well as free ski and snowshoe rentals, at Nicandri Nature Center.
The groomed trails are available for use seven days a week, even when the center is not open.
A kiosk at the start of the trails near the parking lot provides a map of the trails.
Snow falls early this morning in downtown Potsdam. Roads were a bit slippery this morning and caution is urged when driving. Photo submitted by Amanda Terrance.
LOUISVILLE - Paula J. Rutley, 72, of State Route 37, passed away peacefully Monday evening, January 17, 2021 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam and are incomplete at this time.
OGDENSBURG -- Graveside services for Winifred G. England, 99, of Ogdensburg will be held in the spring at Notre Dame Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 20th from 5-7 p.m. at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home. Mrs. England died on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.