Waddington man collects more than 40 letters protesting town board decision to sell town-owned land on River Road
Corrected at 8:30 a.m. The Waddington Town Board met at 7:30 p.m.
By JIMMY LAWTON
WADDINGTON -- A Waddington man has collected more than 40 letters opposing the town board's decision to sell 169 acres of town-owned land on the River Road to adjacent landowners for $103,200.
Anthony Zeledon said he has submitted 40 letters to the board requesting action to rescind the resolution that received unanimous support from town officials.
He said many more have been collected.
Congressman Owens applauds decision to relax restrictions on meat, grains in school lunches
Congressman Bill Owens is applauding a decision by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to eliminate daily and weekly limits on grain and meats in school lunches.
Ogdensburg Amvets to give away winter coats at Dec. 12 lunch
OGDENSBURG -- Amvets Post 19 will give away winter coats for those in need Dec. 12 from noon to 2 p.m.
A soup and sandwich lunch will be served.
Those who donated coats for the give away are also invited to attend.
Only adult coat sizes are available.
For more information contact 393-6140.
'Blue Christmas Service' planned for Dec. 12 in Massena
MASSENA -- Emmanuel Congregational Church, 39 West Orvis St., will hold a Blue Christmas Service Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Christmas time is a season when not everyone feels cheerful or joyful.
Coping with the death of a loved one, facing your first holiday season after a recent divorce or loss of a job, living with chronic illness or pain, clinical depression or battling a disease such as cancer can make holiday parties and festivities painful.
Three swans spotted swimming near Rensselaer Falls Saturday
RENSSELAER FALLS -- These three swans were seen swimming Saturday out at Red Bridge.
Johanna Leblanc, who took the photo, said, “It appeared they were just stopping in for a visit...a rare sight for here, this time of year.”
Potsdam man charged with vandalizing cemetery, using vehicle without owner's consent
MADRID -- A Potsdam man faces multiple charges after allegedly vandalizing a cemetery in Madrid and using a vehicle without the owner's consent.
Will T. Remigo, 21, was charged with first-degree cemetery desecration, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and imprudent speed.
Massena-based state police said Remigo caused more than $250 in property damage.
He was held following the incident.
Troopers said the crime was reported Dec. 9 at 10:57 a.m. and Remigo was charged at 3:55 p.m. the same day.
Santa and local singer Barb Heller to visit Canton Farmer's Market Dec. 11
CANTON -- Santa and Barb Heller will visit the Canton Farmer's Market Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Santa will give out goody bags to the children and Heller will sing holiday songs.
The market is held at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St.
Christmas open house and volunteer appreciation planned at Helping Hands Dec. 11
HANNAWA FALLS -- Helping Hands, 5868 State Route 56, will hold a Christmas open house and volunteer appreciation bunch Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Hotel in Lehman Park would hurt property values
Does the development of Lehman Park, Raquette Village, hotel etc., require a zoning change? This development will negatively impact the quality of life at nearby homes. We pay outrageous property taxes for that quality of life! Sometimes, student activities create a short-term problem and that’s tolerable, but to permanently destroy the bucolic quality of our river front property is not!