Rash of crashes reported in DeKalb, Brasher, Gouverneur, Oswegatchie, Lisbon, Pierrepont, Potsdam, Colton, Canton; 2 hurt
State police report ten property damage accidents Friday and Saturday in DeKalb, Brasher, Gouverneur, Oswegatchie, Lisbon, Pierrepont, Potsdam, Colton and Canton.
Two people were injured as the result of a two-vehicle accident at 5:45 p.m. Friday on St. Rt. 11 near the Orebed Roadin DeKalb. The driver of the first vehicle was Judson R. Durham, 44, of Hermon. The driver of the second vehicle was Ethan B. Bacon, 20, of DeKalb Junction.
No injuries were reported following nine other accidents, police said. The drivers of vehicles were:
A mass of Christian Burial for 84-year-old Mr. Raymond J, McGee of Colton and formerly of Potsdam will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church with Msgr Robert Aucoin celebrant. Raymond died on December 17, 2010 with his family by his side. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Online condolences can be sent at www.garnerfh.com. Contributions in his memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Margaret E. Partlow passed away Friday morning, December 17, 2010 at Massena Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Kathy Burns, owner of Burns Design Studio, Potsdam, broadens her clientele beyond the north country to the North Pole! Santa (Doug Belt) ordered a custom made suit for this joyful season. "Kathy Burns is definitely on my 'nice' list. I knew she would create something wonderful."
Norwood man builds airplane, takes two-hour maiden flight
By MAUREEN PICHÉ
NORWOOD – After five years, 3,000 hours of labor, and more money spent than he cares to admit, Robert Klein finished building his own two-seater airplane and took it for its maiden flight on Dec. 4.
SUNY Potsdam professor honored by Geological Society of America
POTSDAM -- Dr. Michael C. Rygel, an assistant professor of geology at SUNY Potsdam, has been honored with the 2010 Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching from The Geological Society of America.
This national award is given to one professor annually to recognize excellence in earth science education.
Colton Wesleyan Church to hold children’s Christmas program Sunday morning
COLTON -- Colton Wesleyan Church has a children’s Christmas program beginning at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 19 with a Christmas token given to all whom attend.
Christmas Evening Candlelight Service at the church is on Wednesday, Dec. 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m., with Christmas cookie refreshments to follow.
Norwood UMC serving Christmas dinner Dec. 19
NORWOOD – The Norwood United Methodist Church, 8 Prospect St., will be serving Christmas dinner on Sunday, Dec. 19, starting at 11:15 a.m.
The menu will be roast pork, stuffing, potatoes & gravy, vegetable, homemade desserts and more.
This event is open to the public, and all are welcome.
For more information, call Chet or Linda Cota at 353-2872 or Pastor David Pritchard at 353-8893.
U.S. Senate to vote this weekend on bill including $800,000 for Clarkson University solar thermal research
POTSDAM -- Clarkson University’s advanced photovoltaic and solar thermal research could be in for an $800,000 boost if the U.S. Senate approves an appropriations bill set for a vote this weekend.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the Senate is expected to vote on the omnibus appropriations bill which, if approved, will then go back to the House for final approval and then to the president for signature.
Tri-Town Christmas Decorating Contest in full swing; judging Dec. 21
BRASHER FALLS – Bill Lewis of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce reports that their 2010 Christmas Decorating Contest is in full swing.
Quite a few Tri-Towners have signed up and more are expected, he says, but they will have to act soon. The judging will occur on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 21.
To get on the judge's list, call Rick or Sue at Rick's Auto Body, 389-5618. Give them your name and tell them where you are.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three choices.