Traffic light concerns
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Since the traffic light at the intersection of Maple and Route 11 (Sandstone Drive) in Potsdam was changed to allow right-hand turns from the left-hand lane as well as the right-hand lane when heading toward Rt. 11, I have near-collisions at least twice daily as I commute to and from work. The new dotted lines indicating the lanes are supposed to be followed throughout the intersection, not crossed mid-stream!

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In the spirit of fun and frolic, the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary, Ogdensburg, is once again offering an additional fundraising feature to its Dec. 4, 2010 Festival of the Trees. During the month of November, do not be surprised to find familiar lawns (possibly your own) sporting a flock of fuchsia flamingoes. This year, a second batch of flamingoes have hatched, therefore there are more spots available than last year. A committee of volunteers will help these friendly flocks “fly” throughout the city from one location to the next on a daily basis.

Ogdensburg man, hurt in crash, charged with driving impaired
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:33 am

OGDENSBURG – State police charged an Ogdensburg man with driving while his ability was impaired after an accident in which he was injured.

Cory D. Cameron, 31, of 1407 Greene St., was charged following a two-car accident at about 10:30 Wednesday morning on St. Rt 812 in the Town of Oswegatchie.

Cameron was taken to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center by Ogdensburg Rescue for a complaint of chest pain and was later released.

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Potsdam, Clarkson to celebrate start of $1.45 million "Walk-Bike" project today
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:32 am

POTSDAM -- Some state elected officials are expected to attend as Mayor Ron Tischler and Clarkson University President Tony Collins break ground for the $1.45 million Potsdam Walk-Bike Enhancement Project today at 2:30 p.m. on Clarkson Avenue.

The ceremony will move inside Walker Center if the rain today is too heavy at the time.

The project was applied for through the New York State Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) and funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

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Art, music in Canton's Remington Festival Saturday
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:28 am

CANTON – Canton will again host a celebration of art excellence in the North Country with the Remington Arts Festival Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the park in downtown Canton. In the event of bad weather, all festival events will be moved to indoor locations around the park.

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Line dance workshop in Massena Saturday
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:27 am

MASSENA – A line dance workshop will be held at the Massena International Kampgrounds beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

Several dance instructors will teach various levels of line dance and partner dancing. Instruction is from 3 to 5 p.m. A pot luck dinner is from 5 to 6, and dancing is at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

There is no cover charge, but you might bring a dish to pass. For more information call 244-4236.

 

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Friends of Jeff McCallus, Massena, wish him a happy 50+ birthday
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:57 am

Friends of Jeff McCallus request if you see him at Hannaford's Supermarket, Rt. 37, Massena, Friday, Oct. 1, please wish him a happy 50+ birthday.

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Gouverneur gets $200K for new water line
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:13 am

GOUVERNEUR -- A St. Lawrence County IDA water line project in Gouverneur was awarded $200,000 for the construction of a second water main in the village.

The funding was approved Wednesday today at a meeting of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC).

Low water pressure has hampered Kinney Drugs, based in Gouverneur, from getting receive insurance on their property. That could have led to them closing the facility. due to the lack adequate water infrastructure, the announcement from the governor’s office said.

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GardenShare's Growing Community Award goes to Unitarian-Universalist Church of Canton project
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:11 am

GardenShare has presented its eighth annual Growing Community Award to UShare, a project of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Canton.

Each year this award salutes organizations or individuals whose efforts strengthen food security in northern New York State.

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Canton Church and Community Program begins winterwear drive
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:07 am

CANTON – The Church & Community Program is conducting a winter outerwear and boot collection that will be available free to low-income children in the Canton service area.

This ongoing collection will continue through February 2011.

They are seeking donations of:

Jackets and coats: children’s sizes 5 to 14, clean, working zippers/snaps, etc.

Winter shoes/boots: children’s size 10 to ladies’ size 9/men’s size 8, clean, in wearable shape.

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