Mrs. Helen (Burke) Paladino, 81, formerly of Ogdensburg, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, October 25, 2010, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from The Matt Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church with interment in Calvary Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., corner of Mohawk St., Utica.
DC consulting firm opening office in Potsdam
POTSDAM – A Washington, D.C. firm is opening an office in Potsdam to help corporations and legal offices around the country keep track of the mountains of data that can be generated in the course of regulatory compliance cases, general business litigation, and other work that can use such a service.
Alan Brooks, vice president of marketing for eTERA Consulting and the manager of the new office at 26 Market St., says he could have set up shop anywhere, but he chose Potsdam because this is where he and his wife want their two boys to grow up.
Redevelopment agency meets in Louisville Nov. 4
LOUISVILLE -- The St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency has a public hearing at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Louisville Municipal Building to seek the public input on its plan.
CITEC Manufacturing & Technology Solutions has been contracted by the SLRVRA to create a plan. CITEC will collate the ideas from the public hearing into a document for review the agency’s next regular meeting Nov. 30.
Potsdam's annual Fright Night tonight features DJ, many events
By MAUREEN PICHÉ
POTSDAM – The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has conjured up a disc jockey for Fright Night Thursday, Oct. 28 to ensure the whole family has its share of tricks and treats.
A planned "ghost walk" has been canceled due to an illness.
Chamber Executive Director Marylee Ballou says along with annual favorites such as the Haunted Hallway at Great Northern Printing and a treasure hunt at Evan’s and White Ace Hardware, the community can participate in a new Halloween costume contest and hear haunting stories about Potsdam’s downtown businesses.
DeKalb Junction United Methodist annual harvest supper and bazaar is Saturday
DEKALB JUNCTION – The annual harvest supper and bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church.
The menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, cabbage salad, apple sauce, squash and assorted pies.
The price is $7 adults, $3.50 under 12, and free if under 5 or over 90.
Heuvelton Central School French Club hosting Fall Festival Oct. 30
HEUVELTON – The Heuvelton Central School French Club will host a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the school cafeteria.
A haunted house, carnival games, Wii games, costume contest, and many other activities are planned. A prize bag will be given to all children. Children 1-12 years old will have a spooktacular time. Cost is $5 for unlimited access at the event to all games and the haunted house.
All proceeds will go to a spring planned trip to Montreal for the students. Students should wear their costumes.
Northern New York Audubon leading birding trip Oct. 30 in Massena
MASSENA -- Eileen Wheeler of Northern New York Audubon will lead a birding trip Saturday, Oct. 30 to Wilson Hill and Robert Moses State Park in Louisville and Massena.
Participants will stop at several spots along the St. Lawrence River to watch for migrating waterfowl traveling along the river and its valley. They will also be looking for some later migrants such as rough-legged hawks and eagles. It starts at 9 a.m.
Contact Wheeler to register or for more info: 386-2482 or [email protected].
Assembly candidate Blankenbush hosting town hall meeting in Gouverneur
GOUVERNEUR -- Assembly candidate Ken Blankenbush of Black River will be hosting a town hall meeting 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Mullins Family Restaurant, 1162 U.S. Rt. 11.
Blankenbush invites residents to come with ideas and opinions regarding taxes, reducing government waste, creating and attracting jobs, helping small businesses and family farms, and reforming Albany.
Heating assistance applications taken starting Nov. 1
The St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services says it will begin accepting applications Nov. 1 for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
The program is aimed at assisting lower-income people and families with heating costs for winter.
The income guidelines for the 2010-2011 program are as follows:
• In a household of one person, the maximum monthly income for eligibility is $2,129
• Household of two, $2,784
• Household of three, $3,439
• Household of four, $4,094
• Household of 5, $4,749
• Household of six, $5,404
Marjorie White of Sanfordville and her daughter Ann Hischok of Brasher Falls recently got into the spirit of the spooky season. Photo submitted by Loren Bronson.