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.
New Hometown Hero banners honoring local military raised in Massena
MASSENA — New Hometown Hero banners honoring local military service members have been raised in the village of Massena.
The Hometown Heroes Committee announced that the banners will be on display through November.
Committee members also offered their thanks to the local donors who made the banners possible.
Massena school project moves forward with bid award
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — Massena Central School’s capital outlay project is moving forward after board of education members awarded a bid for the heating controls during a special meeting.
The low bidder was Core Climate, who is the district’s first maintenance vendor for the school’s control system.
The final bid awarded was for $83,218 which will be used to upgrade the school’s HVAC digital control system in the high school.
Benefit planned for Trevor Hall and Heather Saumier in Chase Mills
CHASE MILLS — A benefit fundraiser for Trevor Hall and Heather Saumier will be held Sunday, June 11 at 1 p.m. featuring Andy Deon and Playback at Louisville Community Center, 44 Arena Drive.
There will be a 50/50, bake sale, bottle drive, bounce house, Chinese auction, cornhole tournament, live music, face painting and food and refreshments.
All donations will help cover the expenses of IVF.
Contact Mistee Conte at 315-843-8190 to sign up for the tournament.
Cost to register is $40 a team. Register by June 5.
Grasse River Players staging free murder mystery drama in Canton
CANTON — Grasse River Players (GRP), Canton’s community theater group, invites everyone to experience community theater and be entertained with a short, live “murder mystery” drama on Saturday, June 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Canton Free Library.
Blood drive planned in Massena
MASSENA – St. Lawrence Health is sponsoring a Blood Drive through the Adirondack Regional Blood Center on Wednesday, June 7, 12-3 p.m., at the Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.
Donors must be healthy, at least 16 years of age, and weigh at least 110 lbs. Advanced registration is not required; however, donors are asked to provide identification.
Info: 518-561-2000, https://stlawrencehealthsystem.org/about/events.
Tai chi class begins in Potsdam
POTSDAM — A tai chi class for adults starts Tuesday, June 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. all summer long at Trinity Episcopal Church outside by the river.
John Harvey’s Gasoline Alley owner, Ray Miles, of Malone, left, and Dale Miner, Vermontville, look at vintage motorcycles during the Antique Motorcycle Show held at Waddington’s Whitaker Park June 3-5. They were among the attendees at the AMCA national judging event for motorcycles 35+ years old. NCNow photo
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe issues air quality alert due to forest fires in Alberta
AKWESASNE — An air quality alert is in effect until midnight tonight in the northern St. Lawrence and Franklin counties area, said a press release from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Air quality levels are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for particulate matter due to smoke from the Alberta, QC. forest fires.
There is also a low probability that wildfire smoke near the surface leads to adverse health effects to sensitive populations today through the night.