Regulations clarified for farmers hiring foreign workers; Rep. Owens says issue should be 'top priority'
The U.S. Department of Labor has released a handbook for farmers who want to take advantage of the federal H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program, which allows hiring of seasonal foreign workers when domestic labor is unavailable.
Congressman Bill Owens says that he and his colleagues have worked to get the H-2A program to ease the administrative burden on family farms who use the program to secure seasonal labor.
Firefighters battle house blaze in Louisville
LOUISVILLE -- Louisville firefighters were called to a house fire at 210 County Rt. 36 Saturday evening.
The call came in to the station at 6:55 p.m. They were joined at the scene by the Massena Rescue Squad, and Waddington, Madrid, and Norfolk volunteer fire departments.
On standby were volunteers from Massena and Lisbon.
Seaway begins to remove channel markers; shipping channel closing Dec. 29
The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation has begun their seasonal removal of channel markers from the St. Lawrence River throughout the Thousand Islands Region.
It’s Troopers vs. hospital and high school in basketball Tuesday in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Staff from Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Potsdam Central High School will be joining forces to play New York State Police Troopers in a fundraising basketball game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Potsdam High School gym.
This marks the sixth year the hospital has held this annual Cancer Charity Basketball Game with proceeds earmarked for its oncology services.
Members of the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center operating room staff caroled in cold night air in Ogdensburg Saturday night. They sat on hay bales aboard a wagon decorated for the holidays and pulled by horses provided by Tim Flack of Flackville. Chis Brandy photo.
Sheriff's deputies seeking help in search for thief who stole safe, cash, coin collection in Hammond
HAMMOND – St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies are asking the public for help as they attempt to solve a burglary that took place on Saturday.
A safe with an undisclosed amount of cash, a Nikon N3000 digital camera, a DVD-VCR player and a coin collection were taken, deputies said.
The burglary took place on the Hamilton Smith Road, deputies said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 379-2365.
Fire chief one of 20 citizens who turn out for visit by Sen. Ritchie to Edwards
EDWARDS -- Edwards Fire Chief Dale Barker was among 20 citizens who met with State Senator Patty Ritchie during the senator's recent visit to the St. Lawrence County community.
She brought her mobile district office to the historic Hepburn Library in Edwards and met with about 20 constituents to discuss a variety of issues including rural school aid and heating costs.
Today's Hair in Potsdam raises money for CPH cancer care program
The Today's Hair and Day Spa team raised money for Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s cancer care program. From left, in front, are cosmetologist Kate Charleson, Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Jackie Dow, owner/cosmetologist Shelly Murray, cosmetologist Trisha Pinczes, and in back, stylist Wayne Allan Foster Jr., cosmetologist Laurie Dufresne, and licensed massage therapist Brent Carbino.
New Cape Air office opens in downtown Massena
From left, Richard Rakoce; Jacqueline Donohoo, Northeast Regional Marketing Manager; Michael Gleason, Massena Chamber Executive Director; Andrew Bonnie, Vice President of Planning; Stacey Guay, Massena Station Manager; Pat Edwards, Ogdensburg Station Manager; Kay Romeo; Dianne Shambo; Dianne Meyer; Herb Deshaies; 2nd Row (L-R) Albert Nicola and Brandi Vaisey, CTO Agent.
Senior Chorus, Select Choir, jazz and alternative bands to perform Dec. 21 at Canton High School concert
CANTON – The Canton Central School Music Department will hold the High School Winter Concert Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Hugh C. Williams High School Auditorium.
The concert will feature the Senior Chorus and Select Choir under the direction of Mrs. Kimberly Busch and the Jazz Combo, Canton Jazz Band and Music Alternatives under the direction of Mr. Timothy Savage.
The concert is free and open to the public.