Larry J. Curtis passed away on Friday December 9, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph's hospital in Syracuse.
Larry was born on June 26, 1959, in Canton. He grew up in Russell and Edwards.
He is survived by his father Robert; mother MaryAnn; sister, Sue and her husband David; brothers, Bob and Reg and his wife Pam; nieces, Jerrica and Sarah and nephews, Steven and Zachary. He is also survived by a great niece and nephew as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Massena Masons celebrating 150th anniversary with state Senate resolution
Shown are, from left, front, RW Thomas Jenison, District Deputy Grand Master; Bro. James Boyce; Richard Ashlaw; W. John Schneider, Master of Massena Lodge; W. Clark Johnstone; Bro. Robert Mulvaugh; Bro. Jeffrey Marrin; RW Mourad Tarpinian; back, W Randy Stout; Bro. Dewitt Forbes; Bro. Bernard Pitts, DSA; Bro. Everett Hampton; Bro. Terry DuBray; Bro. Morris Putnam; and W. R.Stuart McConkey of Cornwall, Ont.
Lisbon's Lights on the River, starting Saturday, hopes to aid 8 area food pantries
LISBON -- With the 2nd Annual Lights on the River quickly approaching, Lights on the River, Inc. has hopes of helping a total of eight food pantries this year.
Lights on the River will run from Saturday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. each night.
This year’s event will include Santa, carolers, a live nativity, and lots of Christmas cheer.
Those pantries aid people in the Lisbon, Ogdensburg, Waddington, Heuvelton, Hammond, Morristown, and Canton areas.
Ethics require officials to post pollutant info
To the Editor:
During the course of the past 100 years a cancer epidemic has gradually come into existence in the industrialized world. This has happened as a result of the heavy use of chemicals that have a damaging effect upon genetic material and chemicals that increase the rate at which cancer cell lines develop in the body. Government and non-government scientists are aware of the scientific knowledge that serves as a basis for that.
Country finally responding to sexual abuse correctly
To the Editor:
In response to a well-written and informative article by Angela Pike in September and with the current situation at Penn State University, our country is finally responding to sexual abuse allegations in the correct manner.
National Statistics released by the United States Department of Justice indicate that one out of three girls and one out of five boys will be sexually abused by the age 18. A child is sexually abused every six minutes, 240 children every day. These statistics are overwhelming and tragic.
Holidays are our right
Re: “Response is Surprising” (Sound Off, Nov. 23-29) Quote: “I was trying to draw attention to the horrific famine in East Africa and the millions starving right now.” Why don’t you wake up? There are enough starving people in our own country that we could be helping out. People like you really irk me, trying to save the world one small country at a time, giving no thought to the one you live in. If you don’t want to hand out Halloween candy then don’t, but please don’t suggest to me how to spend my money.
Farmer permits unfair
There are a lot of hunters in northern New York who buy hunting licenses in the state to hunt deer. We spend our money to conserve and manage the deer. The practice of giving some farmers 60-80 permits a year has to stop. A lot of these big farms have basically eliminated vast numbers of deer. Crop loss due to animal damage is a given. These farmers are taking away what we pay to conserve. Does the public know that some of these farmers have killed between 400-500 deer in a five year span? This can be found out by the Freedom of Information act.
Colton's Zion Episcopal hosts singer Lonel Woods Friday
COLTON – Zion Episcopal Church’s Fall into Christmas series concludes with a Christmas concert given by Lonel Woods Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Woods adds his wonderful voice and his great stage presence to the wide ranging kinds of programming this concert series has offered for the Christmas season. He will be accompanied by Julie Miller.
Heuvelton Historical Association's holiday party and music jam Friday
HEUVELTON – The Heuvelton Historical Association will be throwing a Holiday Party and Music Jam at Pickens Hall Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
The event will feature local musicians and singers as well as lots of good food. Admission is free but donations are always welcome.
St. Lawrence CDP Community Action Angels is selling angel Christmas ornaments in an effort to raise money for winter programs. They have been designed by the organization’s founder, Pat Standish, and feature the year and the theme “Believe.” The ornaments sell for $8 apiece, or two for $15. They are available for purchase at Community Bank branches in Canton, Potsdam, Massena, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, and Waddington, as well as at the CDP Office in Canton.