State Sen. Ritchie votes for plan to eliminate 33 cents in gasoline taxes on holiday weekends
State Sen. Patty Ritchie voted in favor of a bill passed by the Senate Tuesday that would temporarily eliminate the 33 cents a gallon New Yorkers pay in taxes on gasoline during three holiday weekends this summer.
The savings could take effect as soon as this weekend if the Assembly passes the bill, it is signed by the governor, and municipalities adopt it by then.
The law would give each municipality the option of participating in the gas tax suspension, the senator said.
'Haunted' author in Akwesasne May 28 for book signing
MASSENA — Author Cheri Farnsworth will sign copies of her latest release, Murder & Mayhem in Jefferson County, along with Haunted Northern New York – Volume 4, Alphabet Killer, and all of her earlier titles, at the Bear's Den Gift Shop in Akwesasne from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28.
Like Murder & Mayhem in St. Lawrence County, the Jefferson County version features 10 sensational, true murder cases of yesteryear.
Ogdensburg city-wide garage sales May 28, 29
OGDENSBURG – The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce’s City Wide Garage Sales will be Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.
Directories will be on sale at the chamber office for $2 Friday, May 27 and at the Ogdensburg GreenMarket on the 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The location of each sale is marked with a code denoting one of four sections of the city for easier planning.
For more information, call the chamber office at 393-3620.
In keeping with the Hospital's motto of "Caring Beyond Medicine," Canton-Potsdam Hospital employees focused on giving back to their local communities during National Hospital Week (May 8-14). For the entire week, staff working in Potsdam, Norfolk, Brasher, Canton, and Richville collected non-perishable human and pet items which will be delivered to Helping Hands of Hannawa Falls.
Saints Wilkey, Hayden earn All League honors in tennis
St. Lawrence University men's tennis players Tony Wilkey and Michael Hayden each earned honorable mention All Liberty League honors, both as singles players and as a doubles team in voting by the league coaches.
Wilkey, a senior who played two seasons of tennis at SLU, went 10-10 overall including 8-8 in dual matches at number one and was 13-7 in doubles including 9-6 with Hayden as his partner. He had a SLU career record of 21-14 in singles and 23-12 in doubles.
Jean C. Dewey, 81 passed away Friday afternoon at the Highlands at Brighton Nursing Home, in Rochester, where she had just recently moved.
Arrangements are entrusted with the Hammill Funeral Home, St. Regis Falls.
Jean was born in Dickinson on June 1, 1929, daughter of the late Joseph and Lavinia (Morey) Ploof. She attended Dickinson and St. Regis Falls Schools. On August 7, 1948 she married Sidney Dewey at the Methodist Church, St. Regis Falls. Sidney predeceased her on April 4, 2002.
A memorial gathering of remembrance for 90-year old Mr. Charles K. Birckhead of South Colton will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the BPOE Elk’s Lodge in Potsdam from noon to 2:00 p.m. An urn burial will be held at a later date in the South Colton Cemetery. Mr. Birckhead died May 25, 2011 at the Whiteford Adult Home in Hermon, where he had been staying for a short time.
Graveside service for Henry W. Wilson, 88, of Canton will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crary Mills Cemetery. Mr. Wilson passed away on December 8, 2010. Arrangements are with the O'Leary Funeral Service of Canton
Via Skype from Albany, Sen. Ritchie talks 'tech' with 200 business, government leaders at Potsdam symposium
POTSDAM -- State Sen. Patty Ritchie addressed the North Country Technology Symposium at Clarkson University on Wednesday, but she wasn’t even in the buildnig.