A Mass of Christian Burial for 66-year old Mr. Robert Paul Metcalf of Potsdam will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, with Rev. Msgr. Robert Aucoin officiating. Friends may call at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mr. Metcalf died at M. D. Anderson Cancer treatment center and Palliative Care in Houston, TX on January 3, 2012.
Mr. Abram L. Gray, 44, of 56 Mary Road, unexpectedly passed away early Wednesday morning, January 4, 2011 at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Abram was born June 10, 1067 in Malone, the son of Abram Gray Sr. and the late Gertrude Adams Gray. He attended Salmon River Central School and Northfield Mount Vernon Prep School in Boston. While a student as Salmon River, he ran cross country track.
Funeral services for Shirley I. Gilbert, age 83, of 409 Oak Street, will be held on January 7, 2012 at Morley Wesleyan Church at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Dettmer officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on January 6, 2012 at Frary Funeral Home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Gilbert passed away on January 3, 2012 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Funeral services for Lucille Wells, age 97, of 930 Clark Street, will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Notre Dame Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Frary Funeral Home from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Wells passed away on January 5, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Home.
Marilyn C. LaPradd, 55, Bucktown Road, Massena passed away on January 4 at her home surrounded by her family and hospice. Marilyn was employed up until the time of her illness at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Winners Club as a clerk for the past five years.
SUNY Potsdam president looking forward to Cuomo's challenge grant program for state schools
POTSDAM – SUNY Potsdam President John Schwaller is looking forward to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s challenge grant program for the state university and the prospect of a $20 million grant for the college.
In his State of the State Address yesterday, Cuomo called the State University of New York the "great equalizer" for New Yorkers, allowing people from working families to access quality higher education.
In wake of fires in Fowler, Canton and Hermon, Red Cross warns residents to take steps to prevent heating-related fires
POTSDAM – In the wake of recent cold-weather house fires in Fowler, Canton and Hermon, the Potsdam Branch Manager of the American Red Cross of Northern New York warns area residents to take steps to reduce the risk of heating-related fires.
Manager Olga Grant writes in a letter to the editor that alternate heating sources and faulty wiring people may use to operate them can be a real danger.
She lists several precautions people can take to protect their homes and loved ones in the letter that follows:
Letter to the Editor:
Norwood-Norfolk Central School PTSA meeting Jan. 10
NORWOOD – The next meeting of the Norwood-Norfolk Central School PTSA is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the high school library.
Children are always welcome, as are guests.
More info and membership forms are at www.nncsk12.org under “Family.”
Doves snuggle under a pine umbrella avoiding the flurries in Norfolk. Photo by Jerry Murray
Blankenbush: State of the state just the beginning of work to be done
To the Editor:
As I write this column, I’ve just come back from listening to Governor Cuomo’s annual State of the State speech. Last year, the governor promised to change the dysfunction in Albany and get our state government working again. With the cooperation of the Legislature and the Governor’s office, many initiatives, such as cutting the state’s $10 billion deficit, were achieved.