Drama takes center stage April 26-28 at SUNY Potsdam's LoKo Arts Festival
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:40 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance and the LoKo Arts Festival will showcase "Slanguage," developed by Jo Bonney and Universes Ensemble, and "Shattering the Silence: 3 original one-act plays" by theatre majors Ryan J. Hutchins '19, Jenna Clute '19, and Reese Reed '19.

"Slanguage" will be staged in Black Box Theater, located inside the Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

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Massena woman serving aboard aircraft carrier
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 3:47 pm

MASSENA -- Damage Controlman 2nd Class Jeanette Rochefort, from Massena, stops for a photo in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

The "Ike" is underway conducting flight deck certification during the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten)

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A contestant on 'The Voice' this season has a local connection and hopes the North Country can support her effort to win. The performer Selkii, right, has made the top 32 finalists on NBC’s 'The Voice.' She is originally from South Africa. Her husband is Edzui L. Szumowski, left, who graduated from Potsdam Central in 1987. He is known around St. Lawrence County for a variety of performances and years of entertaining in the circus, on cruise ships and other gigs. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

Deputies: Newton Falls man charged with aggravated DWI after found asleep at wheel with door open
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:39 pm

CANTON — A Newton Falls man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Wednesday on CR 21, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Seth T. Robert, 23, was charged with aggravated DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, deputies said.

Officer said were investigating into a suspicious vehicle parked on the roadside with the driver’s side door open.

Robert was allegedly found asleep in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running, deputies said.

His blood-alcohol content (BAC) was .18 percent, deputies said.

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Majority of work complete at Potsdam pollution control facility
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:38 pm

By CRAIG FREILICH
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POTSDAM -- The village government has heard another update about the $17 million water pollution control facility and pump station upgrade project advising them that the work is about 67.9% complete.

Matt Cooper, senior managing engineer at Barton and Loguidice, told trustees at their April 15 meeting that while there have been some setbacks due to delays, and more delays are possible “there are no major issues.”

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Potsdam hosting 8th LoKo arts fest April 26 - May 5
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:34 pm

Students set up for last year's Festival of Light event in SUNY Potsdam's Academic Quad.

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's eighth annual LoKo Arts Festival will once again provide an immersive arts experience for the Potsdam community.

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Triduum service in Potsdam Thursday
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:33 pm

POTSDAM – The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity at 28 Elm St. will celebrate the Easter season with Thursday Triduum Services on April 18 at 7 p.m. and Easter Saturday services at 4:30 p.m. on April 20.

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What’s Going On: ‘Passion of the Christ’ screens in Richville, Good Friday worship in Colton, citizen journalism incubator in Canton
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:33 pm

LOCAL EVENTS ON FRIDAY

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Opinion: Celebrate Earth Day at the supermarket, Potsdam resident says
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:28 pm

Earth Day is April 22, marking a half century of promoting environmental awareneess and calling for protection of our planet. But are we making a difference? Can we do more than reduce, reuse and recycle? Sure! We can adopt a plant-based diet and stop consuming animals.

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Potsdam police charge five motorists with driving infractions
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:06 pm

POTSDAM — Potsdam police said they charged five motorists with driving infractions on Monday. Those charged included:

• Emily M. Huff, 19, Monson, was charged with using a portable electronic deice while operating a motor vehicle on Main Street at 9:50 a.m.

• Paul C. Lambert, 67, Massena, was charged with making an improper left turn on Leroy Street at 9:57 a.m. following a two vehicle property-damage accident.

• Nicholas A. Cox, 20, Potsdam, was cited for speed in zone on Lawrence Avenue at 10:18 a.m. after being observed driving 63 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.

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