34th annual Edward I Moses Walk/Run for Life April 29 also to feature Zumbathon, cancer screenings
CANTON -- The 34th annual Edward I Moses Walk/Run for Life is set to begin at Appleton Arena at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 29, sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund.
In addition to the walk/run, there is also a health fair, with health screenings and information about good health.
A Zumbathon with eight instructors runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter Cancer Center is offering a free colorectal cancer screening to eligible people.
Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley will provide general information.
County's share of revenue from state Department of Motor Vehicle transactions increases by 20 percent
CANTON -- St. Lawrence County Clerk Mary Lou Rupp reports that the county’s share of revenue from state Department of Motor Vehicle transactions has increased by 20 percent in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter in 2011.
Rupp said that “The hard work of our dedicated staff at the local DMV offices located in Canton, Massena, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur helps keep our local property taxes down.”
The county keeps 12.7 percent of the revenue from transactions that are processed locally.
"Our shih tzu, Cookie, just came back from the groomers. Ain’t he cute?!" says Harold W. Ellingsen Jr., Potsdam
Luke Collins, son of Chuck and Jackie Collins, Brasher Falls, bagged his first turkey on April 22. He was aided in his hunt by Derec Phippen.
Wants trial soon
In regards to “Alleged, Not Proven” (April 18-24), I feel even though the trial hasn’t begun, it will hopefully start soon considering the fact they have him on tape admitting exactly how this horrible act occurred. I feel if you are a family member or close friend of (accused murder Dustin) Trimm, you are still denying that he committed this crime. “Hopefully it doesn’t take three trials for the Trimm family and they find the real murderers” is a direct quote from the author of “Alleged, Not Proven,” which shows your denial in his connection to this case.
A recent Sound Off entitled “Cuts Will Hurt Students” (April 4- 10) was right on the money. Norwood-Norfolk Central does not have the respect it once had and that is primarily due to the poor decision making of previous administration, current superintendent, and the people that are elected to the board of education. The ultimate goal of the so-called decision-makers linked with the school is to relinquish the autonomy the school enjoys now and surrender itself to BOCES.
Mayor well respected, cares for Canton
To the Sound Off writer of “Stop Duplication” (April 18-24), may I ask, what makes you an expert on how to run a town or village?
Have you ever served on any town or village board? There is more to it than “holding the chair.” There are laws, rules and regulations boards must abide by, and they cannot just do whatever they want and disregard them.
Canton library seeks approval for funding
The Trustees of the Canton Free Library have placed a ballot measure on the May 15 Canton Central School Ballot. Proposition # 3, separate from all other items on the school ballot, would provide an additional $2,000 in funding for a total of $77,000 for the Canton Free Library, Morley Library, and Rensselaer Falls Library.
The Heuvelton Teacher's Association recently $100 to the Fort la Presentation Association for Living History Day, which will take place on May 18 on Lighthouse Point. Shown from left are Barbara O'Keefe, President of the Fort la Presentation Association and Julie Madlin, HTA co-treasurer. Click here for story.
Potsdam resident honored by Potsdam Library
POTSDAM -- Potsdam Library recently honored Lynn Meyers for her many years of service as vice-president of the Friends of the Potsdam Public Library and at the Friends Used Book Store.
Her devoted help and expertise in handling the on-line sale selling of used books was also cited.
Pictured, from left, Lynn Meyers and Friends' president Hanneke LaFountain.