Mrs. Annie (Gert) Adams, age 86, of Potsdam, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital surrounded by her family. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Robert Aucoin celebrant.
The funeral for Frank J. Mace, age 90, 2 Stillman Drive, will be at the O’Leary Funeral Home, 5821 US Hwy11, Canton on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Miner St., Canton. Mr. Mace passed away December 16, 2012 under the care of Hospice. Calling hours will be from 3:00pm-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, at the O’Leary Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Ann Douglas, 79, of 34 Talcott Street, passed away early Sunday morning, December 16, 2012, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past several days.
Mary was born on April 16, 1933 in Bombay, the daughter of the Francis and Mary Berry Clark. She attended Brushton-Moira Central School. On May 16, 1959, she married Donald G. Douglas at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Herbert Hannan, officiating. They made their home in Brasher Falls for many years, before moving to Massena nearly 15 years ago.
Virginia C. Zavgren, 92, after a sudden fall, passed away 14 December 2012 at the Massena Memorial Hospital, under the care of Hospice and her family.
This shot of the moon was developed from "a lot of trial and error with my manual camera settings," said Bruce Dana of Morristown. He said this photo was taken just before the moon's full phase.
Town of Norwood could triple tax rates for non-village residents
By JIMMY LAWTON
NORWOOD -- Despite the many obstacles and unknowns involved in creating a Town of Norwood, Mayor Jim McFaddin still believes the idea should be explored with further study before the village votes on dissolution.
But should a Town of Norwood encompasing the entire 13668 zip code in the Town of Potsdam come to fruition, tax rates could triple for those now living outside the Village of Norwood.
Inside NCNow: Lights in Lisbon, 7,000 check ‘Cancellations & Delays,’ we’re #1
This is the first edition of “Inside NCNow,” a weekly look at what is going on “behind the scenes” at NorthCountryNow.com.
By BILL SHUMWAY
The staff of NorthCountryNow.com got in the holiday spirit last week while setting up our new Santa display at Lights on the River in Lisbon.
Clarkson president swaps roles with freshman for a day
POTSDAM -- Those looking for Clarkson University President Tony Collins in his office on a recent Tuesday may have been startled to find freshman Mathew Spencer sitting at his desk instead.
And students were likely surprised to see Collins wearing a Clarkson sweatshirt and jeans, carrying a backpack and taking Spencer’s place in his calculus recitation and advanced physics class.
The two swapped roles for the third annual “Presidential Switch Day” at Clarkson.
SeaComm donates to Potsdam Holiday Fund
POTSDAM -- Employees of the Potsdam branch of SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently held a toy drive to benefit the Potsdam Holiday Fund.
Pictured from left are Holiday Fund President Pam Yurgartis, SeaComm Financial Service Representative Elizabeth Myers, and SeaComm Teller Cassandra Henderson.
Potsdam chamber hosting hockey nights with ‘Ladies Night’ Jan. 3 and ‘Make the Shot’ Jan. 4
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce will hold hockey nights Jan. 3 and Jan. 4.
Thursday, Jan. 3 will feature the Clarkson women’s game against Boston College at 7 p.m., with $4 tickets available from the chamber.
The Chamber will provide table spaces for businesses owned by women or which sell products of interest to women to set up for a “Ladies Night.” Reservations must be made by Nov. 30.
Friday, Jan. 4 will feature the Clarkson men’s game against UMass Lowell at 7 p.m.