Ogdensburg Chamber/Rescue Squad golf tournament set for July 9
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:29 am

WADDINGTON -- The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce and the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad are co-sponsoring a golf tournament July 9 to raise funds for the chamber’s many civic events and the rescue squad’s building fund.

The tournament will take place at Twin Brooks Golf Course. Cost is $75 per person and includes golf, cart, lunch and a steak dinner and awards ceremony at the Knights of Columbus in Ogdensburg.

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Potsdam's New Hope Community Church appoints new director of youth and college ministries
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:08 am

POTSDAM – New Hope Community Church has announced the appointment of Jim Holt, formerly of Derry, N.H., to the ministry staff team, serving the church and community full-time as Director of Youth & College Ministries.

Jim is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute and Roberts Wesleyan College.

For more information about Jim and the youth and college programs offered at New Hope, visit http://www.newhopepotsdam.org/.

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Intermittent heavy rain showers last evening were broken up by moments of sun and blue skies, resulting in this rainbow seen on Rt. 131 in Massena and photographed by Kim Thompson. There's a 70 percent chance of showers and possible thunderstorms throughout today and tonight, and a 60 percent chance they'll continue all day Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. To see the full forecast for your town, click here.

 

 

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John Walter Smith, 79, formerly of Norwood
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:44 am

John Walter Smith, 79, of Glenville, formerly of Norfolk, passed away peacefully June 23, 2011 at Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center, his family at his side.

Born in Morristown on January 20, 1932, John was the son of the late Walter and Pansy Langtry Smith.

He served as a radar Man 2nd class in the U.S. Navy from 1950-51.

John lived in Norfolk and was a branch manager for Beneficial Finance Company for many years, retiring in 1993.

In younger years he was an avid motorcyclist, camper, snow mobile rider and downhill skier.

Ticket for Hopkinton woman after 4-car pile-up in Potsdam
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:06 am

POTSDAM -- A Hopkinton woman was charged with tailgating after a four-car chain reaction accident near the entrance to Clarkson University.

Sharon A. Marshall, 66, Hopkinton received a ticket for following too closely from village police after her car allegedly struck the rear of a car in front of her at about 4 p.m. Thursday on Maple Street.

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Bluegrass in the air at Madrid Bluegrass Festival through Sunday
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:05 am

MADRID – The Madrid Bluegrass Festival is back for another weekend of great bluegrass music Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-27.

Featured musical guests this year are internationally renowned Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters.

They will join Remington Ryde, Acoustic Blue and some old favorites, Delaney Brothers, the Atkinson Family, Spare Change, Donnie Perkins Family, The Old Barn Boys, Pat Ashley, Generation Gap and the Madrid Gospel Group.

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St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum in Madrid open tomorrow and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:04 am

MADRID – The St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, 1755 St. Hwy 345, will now be open the second and fourth Saturday of each month through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The next exhibit day will be June 25. More days and hours will be added in the future.

Meanwhile, groups may also visit by appointment by calling 528-0642.

 

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Storyteller/singer Bill Smith in concert June 29 at Colton gazebo
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 6:30 am

COLTON – Storyteller and singer Bill Smith of Colton will give a concert Wednesday, June 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverview Colton Memorial Gazebo, behind the Colton Museum.

It is sponsored by the Town of Colton Beautification/Tourism Committee and free to the public.

Bring your own lawn chairs.

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Orchestra of Northern New York presenting 'Out of this World' at SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall June 29
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 6:29 am

POTSDAM – The Orchestra of Northern New York will treat the audience to a rollicking popular/classical program that will be truly “Out of this World” Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m., in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam.

Selections will help recognize the U.S. and Canada’s independence, and also feature extraterrestrial compositions.

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Sheriff Wells, Sen. Ritchie back bill to ease crowding in county jails; just approved by state Senate
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 6:28 am

St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells and state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, are backing a bill requiring the state to more quickly pick up its inmates from county jails and place them back in state prisons.

The bill, just approved in the state Senate, should help ease crowding in some county lockups, says RItchie.

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