Two Potsdam students win new bikes from Potsdam Kiwanis
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:13 pm

POTSDAM -- The Kiwanis Club of Potsdam held a bike giveaway recently.

At this time of year, the club would usually hold a bike raffle to fund the many children’s programs it supports during the year, such as the Lawrence Avenue K-Kids, Potsdam High School Key Club and Clarkson Circle K.

This year, the membership voted to bring the raffle to the students, without raising funds.

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Hermon man jailed for violating order of protection by sending harassing texts
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:10 pm

HERMON – A Redwood man was jailed Friday for allegedly violating an order of protection by repeatedly sending harassing text messages.

St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies charged Matthew J. Merritt, 24, of 572 County Route 3, Redwood, with second degree harassment and second degree criminal contempt.

Deputies said he allegedly sent numerous harassing text messages to the protected party between July 5 and 19.

Merritt was arraigned in Town of Hermon Court and sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond.

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NYPA continues free family movies though July; Bridges of Madison County shows July 1
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:07 pm

MASSENA – The New York Power Authority will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in July with showings of contemporary and classic movies at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

The movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be provided.

The July movie schedule is:

• July 1: “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995). Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

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Waddington Summer Concert Series kicks off July 1 with Northern Lights Orchestra
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:06 pm

WADDINGTON – The Waddington Summer Concert Series will present a number of local performers Friday nights this summer in Island View Park, beginning with Northern Lights Orchestra July 1.

All concerts are free and run from 7 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. In case of inclement weather the concerts will be held at the Old Town Hall, Main Street. Bring a lawn chair.

The series schedule:

• July 8: Rivergrass Band - old time country and gospel.

• July 15: Noizaftr9 - classic rock.

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Two members of the Order of the Eastern Star of the St. Lawrence District recently took a ride in Canton on an old-fashioned covered wagon. Janet Siano and John Whitney rode the wagon, pulled by ‘Fuel’ and ‘Diesel,’ oxen owned by Annie Robillard of Driven Acres Farm on the Sweeney Road in Potsdam. Click here for another photo and more details.

Sen. Ritchie proud of accomplishments during legislative session
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 3:55 pm

To the Editor:

The 2011 legislative session, my first as the State Senator representing Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, will be remembered as the year Albany started working again.

Partnering with our new Governor, Andrew Cuomo, we kept our promise to reduce taxes and spending, and took the first steps toward putting New York on a new path to better jobs and a stronger economy.

We passed an on-time budget and historic ethics reform to rebuild New Yorkers’ trust and confidence in their government and elected officials.

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Hee haw! Order of Eastern Star members take ride on old-fashioned covered wagon in Canton
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:19 pm

CANTON – Two members of the Order of the Eastern Star of the St. Lawrence District recently took a ride on an old-fashioned covered wagon.

Janet Siano, most worthy grand matron, and John Whitney, most worthy grand patron, rode the covered wagon from the parking lot of the Comfort Suites on NYS Hwy. 11.

The wagon was pulled by “Fuel” and “”Diesel,” oxen owned by Annie Robillard of Driven Acres Farm on the Sweeney Road in Potsdam.

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All of St. Lawrence County's state Senators, Assemblymen vote for state property tax cap
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:17 pm

All four of the state legislators representing St. Lawrence County voted for the property tax cap last week.

And, they say mandate relief measures put in place could offset some of the deficiencies in the property tax cap idea.

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Mare's Wares in Morristown to host arts, entertainment July 1
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:12 pm

MORRISTOWN -- July 1 is the always ‘the day’ at Mare’s Wares Pottery on Route 37. It is an amazing day of arts and entertainment hosted by owner Mary Ann Evans and friends, called Art Fest.

The very best of talented North Country artisans, musicians, authors, body workers and more will be celebrated from noon to 8 p.m.

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Fit Club meets June 29 in Postdam's First Presbyterian Church community room
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

POTSDAM – The First Presbyterian Church Community Room is the site of the free Wednesday Fit Club Wednesday June 29 with registration at 4:15 p.m. and workout at 4:30.

Attendees are advised to come dressed to move, and bring sneakers. Water will be provided.

Contact Coach Lauren at [email protected] or 402-0158.

 

 

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