First Congregational Church of Hopkinton sponsoring a memory tree
HOPKINTON -- The First Congregational Church of Hopkinton is sponsoring a Memory Tree. A donation of $1 per name will light a Christmas bulb in memory of a loved one.
Checks can be made payable to First Congregational Church of Hopkinton and mailed to Memory Tree, Debbie Bagnato, 1011 Santamont, Potsdam, NY 13676.
The deadline is Dec. 19.
MASSENA -- James A. DeCarr, 88, of Clarkson Avenue, peacefully passed away on December 1, 2021 at Albany Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
POTSDAM -- Francis Guy Devito “Pan” Whitesell, Sept. 10, 1987 – Sept. 9, 2021.
The Whitesell Family, in Potsdam NY, is deeply mourning the sudden passing from this world of our beloved Francis, who came to be known as Pan. We are grieving, as are many who have had very deep connections with this wondrous being. Ashes will be scattered, with ceremony, in places most intimate, familiar and sacred since early childhood. Pan leaves behind parents Tom and Joela, and brothers Samuel, Jacob and Peter.
James Michael McGraw, Sarasota, Florida passed away on November 19, 2021 after a brief time at the Tidewell Hospice House.
Born July 2, 1932 in the home of his Fleury grandparents in Westville, NY, Jim was the eldest of seven to James and Agatha Fleury McGraw. He graduated from St. Lawrence Central School in 1950, the first graduating class in the centralized district. Jim joined the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in 1951 and served as an army medic in Germany in support of the Marshall Plan; he then served in the U.S. Army Reserves until his honorable discharge in 1957.
St. Lawrence County Public Health reports 167 new COVID cases Thursday
St. Lawrence County Public Health reports 167 new COVID cases as of Thursday, Dec. 2. COVID by the numbers in St. Lawrence County:
Total number of confirmed positives to-date: 15,125
Active cases: 806
Released from isolation: 14,176
Total number of tests performed to date: 459,451
% of Fully vaccinated in St. Lawrence County: 56
% of St. Lawrence County positivity rate: 8.93
Heuvelton, Lisbon, N-N, SLC students compete in toothpick bridge building competition
POTSDAM — Clarkson University recently sponsored a toothpick bridge competition for students from Heuvelton, Lisbon, Norwood-Norfolk and St. Lawrence Central school districts in its afterschool STEM programs.
Creak, snap, and crunch were the sounds that could be heard as the toothpick bridges were tested to determine which bridge could hold the greatest load.
The winning bridge, designed and built by Ty Monette from Norwood-Norfolk Central School, held 11 pounds.
Craft fair planned in Rensselaer Falls
RENSSELAER FALLS -- A craft fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at More to Love, 221 Rensselaer St.
Santa will be present.
Register now for spring EMT classes at Clarkson in Potsdam
POTSDAM — Clarkson University has announced its spring 2022 St. Lawrence County EMT course schedule.
EMT classes start in January.
Basic Original and Refresher courses are being held at Clarkson Hall.
EMT classes begin Jan. 17.
A COVID vaccine is required for on-campus courses and masks are required.
The basic refresher written challenge will be held Jan. 12, and the practical challenge will be held Jan. 15.
EMT Basic Original and Refresher courses will also be held at the Gouverneur Rescue department beginning Jan. 20.
Jim Randall, a former resident of Canton, completes a successful lift at a recent Master Weightlifting competition. Randall recently won the “Grand Slam Award” given to an athlete who has won every Olympic Weightlifting Championship in the same year. For more, see story here. Submitted Photo.
About 25 decorated Christmas trees to be auctioned off online tonight, Friday in Ogdensburg
This candy cane themed tree was one of the trees auctioned off during the 2015 Festival of the Trees.
OGDENSBURG -- The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary will go online to auction off about 25 decorated Christmas trees tonight (Thursday, Dec. 2) and Friday.