Nikki Ward of Gouverneur, enjoys a snow day from school recently by building a snow cave.
Ogdensburg couple charged with welfare fraud
OGDENSBURG -- An Ogdensburg couple is accused of welfare fraud, allegedly receiving benefits they were not entitled to.
Joel T. Gilbert, 49, and Kim M. Gilbert, 48, have been charged with third-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument.
The two were arrested by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department following an investigation by the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Investigations Unit.
Elizabeth “Betty” J. Burns, 75, of United Helpers Nursing Home, passed away on Thursday, February 24, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burns is survived by one daughter, Denise J. Gates of Canton; three grandchildren, Steven and Dawn Ashley of Canton, Jared Ashley of North Lawrence and Meghan Wilson of Canton; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Jannell D. Keefe, 64, of Massena and Rochester passed away Wednesday evening at her home in Rochester after a long battle with kidney disease.
She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Michael Keefe; her daughter and son-in-law Karlyn and Richard Alvarado; and her beloved grandson, Nathaniel Keefe Alvarado. Jannell is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law ,William and Melodee Doull; her nephew Marc Doull; and her cousin Ann (Earl) Halback. She also leaves behind a great many close friends.
SeaComm customers warned of phone scam
Officials of SeaComm Federal Credit Union are warning their members about a phishing scheme reported to them on Wednesday evening.
President and Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson said that some members have reported receiving automated calls on their personal cell phones, the callers stating that they represent the credit union and are calling about a billing error pertaining to their debit card.
Members were asked to provide additional account information as a form of verification.
Norwood Library sponsors trivia contest, Zumbathon this weekend to raise badly needed funds
NORWOOD – Forced to cut hours and staff over the past few months, the Norwood Public Library will be holding two fundraising events Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26 and 27 in an effort to keep the facility operating.
Library trustees had to sell library stock to keep it afloat late last year, according to a letter they submitted to North Country This Week in late November.
With an empty checking account and bills coming in, they contemplated closing the facility until the 2011 general election, when it is hoped the library will be an item on the ballot.
Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club’s fishing derby set for Feb. 26
SOUTH COLTON -- Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club’s annual ice fishing derby is set for Saturday, Feb. 26 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The derby will be held only on Stump Bay at Higley Flow State Park. Entry fee is $10. Pre-registration can be done until 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Boyce's Store in South Colton, Country Store in Hannawa Falls, and Tomahawk Point in Colton.
You can also register at the Fish and Game Club Hall on Coldbrook Drive from 5 to 9 a.m. on derby day. All DEC regulations apply. There will be raffles and door prizes for entrants.
Physician closing Potsdam practice, moving to Massena Memorial
POTSDAM – Dr. Priti Mandalaywala will be closing her Potsdam office and moving her practice to Massena Memorial Hospital and her office to the hospital’s Norfolk Family Health Center.
The hematologist, oncologist and internal medicine practitioner says the change is effective as of March 18.
In a letter to patients, Mandalaywala said if they wish to continue under her care, they can call her new office at 384-4550, or visit the clinic at 42 W. Main St. in Norfolk.
Lawrence Avenue Physical Education teacher Mrs. Danielle Bartow-Grant helps Nabil El-Labban, William Roda, Michael Vadas, and Jonathan Vercellotti put on their snowshoes during a recent physical education class in Potsdam.
Knights open UNYSCSA
Webster, NY - Junior Mike Rowe (Glenville, NY) was the top finisher for the Clarkson University Swim team on the opening day of the UNYSCSA Championships held at the Webster Aquatic Center.
Through the first handful of events, the Golden Knights' men were 9th among 13 teams with 59 points, while the women were 14th out of 14 teams with 28 points.