Senate passes bill requiring St. Lawrence County representation on New York Power Authority board
A bill to require at least one New York Power Authority trustee be from St. Lawrence County has passed the state Senate.
Co-sponsor Patty Ritchie of Heuvelton, 48th District senator, said the measure is vital to insuring that the agency works as a partner with northern New York for job creation and economic growth.
Citing the example of current NYPA trustee Eugene Nicandri, a retired St. Lawrence County Court Judge, as an example, Ritchie said it is important that the county have a voice.
Massena Music Friends meet Thursday to discuss bylaws, plan for school music month
MASSENA – The Massena Music Friends organization will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Massena High School Band Room.
Discussion and adoption of the organization’s bylaws and plans for Music in Our Schools Month activities are on the agenda.
Massena Music Friends welcomes anyone who is interested in supporting the music department in the Massena Central School District.
Traditional New York State music presented Thursday at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM – SUNY Potsdam's Department of Anthropology and TAUNY – Traditional Arts in Upstate New York – will jointly host a lecture by musician and scholar Dave Ruch on Traditional and Historical Songs of New York State at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Barrington Student Union, SUNY Potsdam.
Despite wet ice conditions, the Clifton-Fine Figure Skating Association's 35th annual ice show, "A Tribute to Elvis," went on as scheduled Sunday. A record crowd was in attendance. About 90 skaters were enrolled in this year's basic skills program and the ice show showcased everything they learned during the season. The CFFSA is partially funded by the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau and the state Office of Children and Family Services. Above, Keaton Backus poses in "Blue Hawaii" after the show. Photo submitted by Jimmy Backus of Star Lake.
More than 30 St. Lawrence County residents receive scholarships at Clarkson University
POTSDAM -- The following students received scholarships at Clarkson University during the 2011-2012 academic year:
Makayla Anson of Hermon, NY, a freshman majoring in the clarkson school, received the Dorr B. Begnal '83 Class of 2015 Share Clarkson Scholarship.
Erin Bassney of Massena, NY, a sophomore majoring in environmental health science, received the James P. Papayanakos Endowed Scholarship.
DOT ready to address concerns over downtown Canton reconstruction project, spokesman says
CANTON -- The spokesman for the state Department of Transportation Region 7 says he and the staff at the Watertown office are ready to answer questions from businesspeople and others in Canton about the U.S. Rt. 11 project that will begin in May.
"If property owners or business owners have questions or concerns about their property, we have been and will continue to be happy to talk to them on a one-on-one basis," said the DOT's Michael Flick.
"If people have specific questions, I would encourage them to ask directly, so we may respond directly," he said.
First open crafts night to take place March 8 in Potsdam, sponsored by St. Lawrence County Arts Council
CANTON – The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will hold its first Open Crafts Night Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., second floor of Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., room 229.
This new get-together is designed for any community members who want to gather in a social environment to work on their own crafts projects.
Participants should bring their works-in-progress and supplies.
The studio is wheelchair accessible by elevator, and has open Wi-Fi access.
While there is no fee to participate, donations to the council will be accepted.
Work by 50+ NYSARC clients to be featured March 8 at open house in Canton
CANTON – An open house will take place at GOAL, 101 Main St., on Thursday, March 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.
The art on GOAL's walls and shelves was created by more than 50 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by St. Lawrence NYSARC.
The public is invited.
Mr. Robert E. “Bobby” Ashley, 79, of 10 Orchard Road, unexpectedly passed away Monday afternoon, March 5, 2012 in the emergency room at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Bobby was born March 23, 1932 in Massena the son of the late Earl H. and Evelyn M. Perry Ashley. He graduated from Massena High School in 1950. On March 15, 1952, he married Constance V. Hughes at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. J.M. Wyzzkowski, officiating.
Mr. Ernest E. "Ernie"Perry, 80, formerly of 2228 State Highway 310, passed away Thursday evening, March 1, 2012 at the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, Florida. Ernie was born January 1, 1932 in Madrid, the only child of the late Earl L. Perry and Dorothy Mosher Perry. He attended schools in Madrid, New York. On July 28, 1951, he married Theresa J. Caskinette at the family farm in Madrid.