Raymond J. Salton, 92, Ogdensburg
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 9:39 am

Funeral services for Raymond J. Salton age 92 of Barre Street in Ogdensburg, will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Thomas Nichols officiating. Burial will follow the service at Flackville Cemetery.

Calling hours will also be held on Sunday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Mr. Salton passed away at his home on Thursday July 22, 2010 with his family by his side.

Marie Tremblay Lyons, 89, formerly of North Lawrence
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 9:19 am

Marie Tremblay Lyons, age 89 of Spring Hill, TN, died Thursday morning at her residence. She was a native of Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada, and daughter of the late J J. D. Solomon & Valerie Perron Tremblay.

Linda L. Wilson, Colton
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 9:09 am

Arrangements for Linda L. Wilson, 50 Riverside Drive, Colton, are incomplete with the Buck Funeral Home in Colton. Mrs. Wilson passed away Friday afternoon at her home. A complete obituary will be in Sundays paper. The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of Linda L. Wilson.

Elmer R. Akley, 70, formerly of Canton
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 9:02 am

Elmer R. Akley, 70, a resident of St. Rt. 104 West, Town of Oswego, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2010 at home surrounded by his family & friends.

Born in Potsdam, he was the son of the late Elbert and Sarah (Reynolds) Akley. He graduated from Canton High School in 1957. He received his Master’s Degree from Cortland State in 1963 and his Directorship in Health, PE & Recreation in 1968.

Brasher Falls man jailed after being arrested with more than one pound of pot in Massena
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:56 am

MASSENA – A Brasher Falls man was jailed Friday after being arrested for possessing more than one pound of pot and related paraphernalia, according to state police.

Russell F. Dendler, 21, was sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bail bond after being arraigned in Massena Village Court, police said.

Police arrested Dendler following a vehicle and traffic stop on NYS Hwy. 11B about 9:28 p.m. He was charged with second degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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Rain cancels Mohawk Raceway action; many events planned in August
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:45 am

AKWESASNE -- The race fans were ready and the cars were lined up in the pit area, but late arriving showers and lingering drizzle forced the cancellation of Friday night's racing program Mohawk International Raceway (MIR).

Next Friday night, July 30, Chief's Tobacco Outlet presents a special 50-lap feature for the Frenchie's Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds along with a full program of racing for the DIRTcar Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks and Bandits.

Race time is 7:45 p.m.

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A recent brilliant sunset colored the sky at the four corners in Pierrepont. Photo by Beth Leitch.

Owens pleased with extension on unemployment benefits
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:06 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bill Owens says with the passage of an extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits, workers facing the task of finding a job might find it “a little easier.”

Passage in the House of Representatives of an extension of emergency unemployment benefits Thursday sent the temporary extension to the president, who signed it into law.

“After weeks of needless delay, I am pleased to see the extension of these sorely needed benefits for Upstate New York’s unemployed,” Owens, running for re-election, said.

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Akwesasne performer rejoins folk-rock band at Grassroots Festival
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:05 am

AKWESASNE -- Native Music Award Winner Atsiaktonkie rejoined Alter-Native Folk Rock Band December Wind for two highly anticipated reunion shows this week at the 20th annual Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg.

December Wind opened up for Merle Haggard on Thursday and the band also will closed show on Friday.

December Wind is Atsiaktonkie (lead vocals, guitar), Terry Terrance (bass), Randolph Furnia (lead guitar, vocals), Donnie Sharrow (guitar, vocals), and Billy Lashomb (drums).

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Bizet’s “Carmen” to conclude Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD series July 28 in Potsdam
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:03 am

POTSDAM -- The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Summer HD Encores series will conclude with a broadcast of this year’s critically acclaimed production of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

Through a partnership between SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater, the opera series has been broadcast throughout the summer at the downtown movie theater.

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