NORFOLK — Andrew Blaine Haas, 29, of 3 River Road, Apt. 3, Norfolk, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning in his sleep at his residence in Norfolk.
Born Feb. 8, 1982, in Watertown, the son of Eric B. and Tammy M. Hall Haas, he graduated in 2000 from Carthage Central High School.
He attended Jefferson Community College and received an art scholarship to study art in Italy. While there he developed his passion for cooking. He returned and later graduated with a bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam in 2004 where he majored in history.
Fiddler’s dance at Lawrenceville FD Sunday
LAWRENCEVILLE – A fiddler’s dance will be held at the Lawrenceville Fire Department, Co. Rd. 54 Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Admission is $4. The kitchen opens at noon.
St. Pat’s turkey dinner at M-W Sunday benefits Madrid FD
MADRID – The 59th annual St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner to benefit the Madrid Volunteer Fire Department will be held Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Madrid-Waddington Central School.
The cost is $9 adults, $7 seniors, and $6 for children under 12; takeouts and delivery are available by calling 322-5746, ext. 233 the day of the dinner.
Fearing flooding, governor activates Emergency Managment Plan throughout state
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has activated the state's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and directed key state agencies to ready personnel and resources in response to potential flooding in parts of the state, including the North Country.
"Due to heavy rain and melting snow, there is a real possibility of significant flooding in parts of the State," Cuomo said. "That is why we are putting state agencies on alert, to plan for the worst while we hope for the best.”
Ogdensburg city councilor wants restructured state 'millionaires' tax'
OGDENSBURG – City Councilor Nick Vaugh says that the New York State Legislature should enact a temporary “millionaires’ tax” for the next two years.
“It would affect those with incomes starting at $500,000, who would be taxed at a rate of 7.85 percent,” Vaugh said.
“The highest bracket would carry a tax rate of 8.97 percent — the same as New Jersey’s current highest rate. The plan would raise roughly $4 billion a year by creating two new tax brackets, the highest one affecting those who earn $1,000,000 or more.”
Electrical job at Ogdensburg Correctional Facility up for bid
The New York State Office of General Services has opened bidding on several construction contracts, including one for electrical work on a steam plant at the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility.
The work, estimated at $100,000 to $250,000, is described as providing connections for a trailer-mounted emergency steam plant. The contract number is M2937-E.
Crary Mills Tri-Town Community Center hosting haddock dinners during Lent
CRARY MILLS – Crary Mills Tri-Town Community Center is having haddock with macaroni and cheese dinners during Lent on the following dates: March 13, March 27 and April 10 from noon to 3 p.m.
All dinners include coleslaw, rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and free for kids under 5.
Takeouts will be available.
Titus Mountain’s annual March Madness celebration Saturday, March 12, in Malone
MALONE -- Titus Mountain’s annual March Madness celebration Saturday, March 12 brings a whole day and night of fun to ring out winter and usher in spring.
A bonfire will be kept burning. Food and beverages will be available outside on the Lower Lodge deck. Big air and slopestyle competitions will be held in the Terrain Park. Cardboard sled races and pond skimming will take place in the Lower Mountain base area. Giant slalom and slalom races will be held on the Sunset and Whistler trails.
Vendor space going fast for County Chamber’s Home, Garden and Business Show in May
CANTON – “The Really Big Show” just keeps getting bigger: few spaces remain for the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s Third Annual Home, Garden and Business Show in May.
“We have only 15 booths still available, so the time to register is now,” said Jo Ann Roberts, Events Coordinator for the Chamber.
On Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, The Really Big Show will again fill Clarkson University’s Cheel Sports Center in Potsdam with 80 booths representing businesses and organizations of all sizes and kinds.
County’s two state Assembly members on opposite sides of “millionaire’s tax” debate
Ken Blankenbush, Republican of Black River who represents the 122nd “Foothills” Assembly District, is in agreement with Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s view that a surtax on high income taxpayers in New York should not be extended.
“The millionaire’s tax is simply a tax on business, whether the taxing thresholds are set at $200,000 or $1 million. This tax is just one more reason why New York state is the most unfriendly state to do business nationwide,” says Blankenbush.