St. Lawrence County Fair Open Horse Show Aug. 7
GOUVERNEUR -- The St. Lawrence County/Gouverneur Fair Open Horse Show is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 7.
Official judge for the day will be David Sookey.
There will be some trophy classes, some payback classes and various other prizes. The class and donor prize list will be posted at the Secretary Booth, and various sponsors will be announced throughout the day. If you are interested in sponsoring a class or donating a prize, contact Anita Morrill or Mary Beth Green at the Cooperative Extension office, 379-9192.
The Norwood Village Green Concert Series will feature Guitar Legends of the North Country at 7 p.m. Thursday at the bandshell. Well-known guitarists Paul Meyers, Danny Gotham, and Dick Stephan will perform. Above, is Danny Gotham.
Benjamin and Heather Fisher, 234 County Rt. 49, Nicholville, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on August 10, 2011.
They are the parents of Chantel and Collin Fisher.
They were originally married August 10, 1991 at the Nicholville Methodist Church with Nichol Villnave, Dawn Baldwin and Teri Deragon as members of the wedding party.
The groom is a pipefitter for Local 73.
The bride is employed by SUNY Potsdam as a plant utilities helper.
The Canton Boys 1971 Basketball team recently got together for the 40th anniversary of their win at the Northern League Playoff Championship, 57-56, ending a 41-game OFA winning streak. Larry Hazen scored 24 and Doug Huntley scored 30 of the 57 points. Above, from left, row one: Jerry Hourihan, Coach; Bob McKenney, '76; Lee Cartmill, '67; Josh Cartmill; Eddie Yanchitis, '72. Row two: Rick Durocher, '74; Pat Casey; Jerry Smilgin; Robin Huntley, '76; Jim Fergunson, '76; Rick Mace, '67; Stan Cohen; Mark Cartmill, '71.
Colton woman charged with selling ecstasy, grand larceny, forgery
POTSDAM -- Sherri A. Vaisey, 22, Colton, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance following a County Court indictment.
State police also revealed today that she had been charged last November with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, and two counts of first-degree identity theft, all felonies.
The new indictment accuses her of selling ecstasy. A County Court warrant was issued in March.
July busy month for Parishville Area ATV Club
PARISHVILLE -- July was busy for the Parishville Area ATV Club, with rides, picnics and parades.
On July 9 the club had a ride and picnic to the Fort Jackson Park, club Membership Coordinator Lucy Lucas reports. Loren Sochia led 17 ATVs and 36 members, who are all grateful to everyone involved in letting the club use the park.
On July 16 the club had a night ride with 15 ATVs and 21 members to the Deer Valley Restaurant for dinner, another wonderful ride and excellent meal. Ed Francis led the ride.
Potsdam Amvets classic car show Aug. 7
POTSDAM – A classic car show sponsored by Amvets Post 282 will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at the American Legion Post 74, Co. Rt. 345.
Registration runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Voting begins at 1 p.m. and continues to 2:30 p.m.
The award presentation will begin at 3 p.m.
The pre-registration fee is $8, and $10 the day of the show.
Judging will be based on best of show, most original and top 10 cars; there will be door prizes, 50/50 raffles, food and games.
Space is also available for $10 at the arts & crafts and flea market.
Russell Library book and bake sale Aug. 6
RUSSELL -- The Russell Library will host its annual Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Common Room between the library and museum.
Books of all kinds are available for a donation.
Blankenbush: Unemployment insurance assessment surcharge hurts small businesses
To the Editor:
With the recent enactment of the Real Property Tax Cap and the launch of the Regional Economic Development Councils, New York state is once again in a position to craft an economic development plan that creates jobs and puts unemployed New Yorkers back to work.
However, job growth cannot happen without doing something about the state’s regulations and high taxes.
Businesses in New York remain over-regulated and over-taxed, and now, new entrepreneurs are being nickel-and-dimed by yet another costly fee.
Potsdam woman charged with knowingly letting kids ride in car with allegedly drunk driver
POTSDAM – A Potsdam woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her children for knowingly allowing her children to ride in a car with an intoxicated driver.
Melanie A. Stone, 29, faces three counts after an incident in which a Norwood man, Stanley Stephenson was charged with a felony for driving the children and Stone to a store where, allegedly already drunk, he bought a 30-pack of beer.
The children are aged 4 months, 2 years, and 7 years.
Stone was arraigned in Potsdam Village Court Tuesday and released in her own recognizance.