Ogdensburg family care provider accused of illegally collecting $46,800 in disability payments
OGDENSBURG -- An Ogdensburg woman is accused of working while taking benefits for a disability she claimed made her unable to work.
Karen L. Davis, 52, of Washington Street, was arrested by state police Oct. 10 for collecting $46,800 in disability benefits while working as a self-employed family care provider, the New York State Insurance Department reported.
She was arrested by state police at Ogdensburg.
'Reindeer Keeper' author, illustrator at SLU's Brewer Bookstore Saturday
CANTON – Author Barbara Briggs Ward, Ogdensburg, and illustrator Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda, Hannawa Falls, will be at the Brewer Bookstore at St. Lawrence University Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign “The Reindeer Keeper,” an adult Christmas story about childhood memories.
'Love, Isadora,' play about influential dancer, at SUNY Potsdam Oct. 21
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance will host a "one night only" performance of "Love, Isadora," by Rick Foster, a play about the early modern dancer Isadora Duncan, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Dunn Theater.
County Democratic chairs blast Blankenbush for taking outside money while criticizing opponent for the same
The chairs of the Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence County Democratic Committees blasted 122nd District Assembly Candidate Kenneth Blankenbush over what they say is his hypocritical double standard on campaign cash.
They say a mailer from Republican Blankenbush criticizing his opponent, Brian McGrath, for taking Democratic campaign contributions from outside the district, was actually paid for by outside Republican money.
Report not ready, Local Government Task Force meeting in Massena postponed
MASSENA – Massena Town Supervisor Joseph Gray says that, at the request of the New York Power Authority, the Local Government Task Force Meeting set for Oct. 19 was postponed.
NYPA was to present the results of its Marina Study to the task force.
Gray, task force chairman and supervisor of the Town of Massena, says the power authority told him the postponement is because the consultant presenting the Marina Study has not finished it yet.
The meeting will be rescheduled.
Norwood American Legion hosts free Halloween party for kids Saturday
NORWOOD – A kids’ Halloween party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Norwood American Legion, 10 Maple St.
There will be a costume judging at 2 pm., pumpkin painting, candy bags, balloons, and a buffet luncheon.
The event is free of charge.
Norfolk Methodist ham dinner Saturday
NORFOLK -- Norfolk United Methodist Church invites all to attend a ham dinner on Saturday, Oct. 23, in the church fellowship room.
Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $7, $4 for children, free for those under 5. T
he menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, squash, string beans, and assorted pies.
For information, call 384-4572.
Blues, folk musicians to perform at Edwards Opera House Oct. 23
EDWARDS – Two performers will take the stage at the Edwards Opera House Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson and Juno award winner Ray Bonneville will bring their brands of music to the opera house
Eliza Gilkyson has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
'Spooktacular' Halloween party at Power Authority's Hawkins Point Oct. 23
MASSENA – The annual Spooktacular Halloween party will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at the New York Power Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center, Barnhart Island from 1 to 3 p.m.
The event will include face painting, games, movies and goodie bags for all children in costume. Admission is free.
For more information, contact 764-0226, ext. 302.
Canton Tree Committee hosting public tree planting Oct. 30
CANTON – The Canton Tree Committee, with the support of the Village of Canton and the Canton Community Fund, is organizing a public tree planting work party for Saturday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.
The tree planting work party is part of Canton's contribution to the recent 10/10/10 Global Work Party Day sponsored by the environmental organization 350.org. On Oct. 10, 2010, citizens from around the world showed they wanted to do something that will help deal with global warming by acting locally.