Massena Town Beach not accessible
Do village or town taxes help keep Massena's Town Beach open? It's 90 degrees out. It's gates are locked all the time...people are parking everywhere and I don't blame them, they want to picnic, they want to swim, they are there with their families. What gives? If it's paid for in taxes it should be open. Memorial Day weekend I rode by on my bike, at suppertime, closed. In Malone, if you were a resident of the area, you got in free at Meacham. Here, not only are you supposed to pay but good luck finding it open. Who’s responsible for the poor decision making in regards to this?
Heuvelton gate break means ruined fishing once again
Re: the Heuvelton Dam breaking. Our fishing is ruined once again for another ten years. This happened before, it will happen again. They need to do something different with that dam!
More consideration for elderly shoppers needed
To the Editor:
I am a residence of Mayfield Apartments. My 84-year-old mother also lives there along with many other seniors.
At some point, we all find ourselves having trouble getting around. When I take my mom to Walmart, she has to sit in the benches provided by Walmart at the front of the store. It is great that they do provide the benches, but when she wants to go to the back of the store to look at something, she can’t do so because she can’t walk the whole store without resting.
Thank you BOCES
In response to “BOCES Study Slanted,” (Sound Off, May 25-31) you should be ashamed of yourself! You obviously do not have complete knowledge of the variety of programs BOCES offers and how valuable they are to our youth. Speaking as a mother of a child with a disability, please, tell me where “in the community” are individualized educational services offered to children with autism?
Not just jobs, but people
I’m getting really tired of people suggesting that area businesses and schools cut positions to save money, such as the person who suggested cutting a principal from Norwood-Norfolk Central School. I could see lowering the salaries a bit for all three principals, or maybe putting a salary cap on them, but I personally have a hard time stomaching getting rid of a position completely. Did you ever stop to think that this is a person who probably has a family and mouths to feed rather than just a position?
The Wounded Warrior Fishing Competition held June 4 and 5, was another area event for FISHCAP, the St. Lawrence River Valley’s sport fishing initiative that aims to put St. Lawrence County on the global angling map. Above, local guide Don Lucas of Massena (left) and friend with their catch of the day. To read about it and see more photos, click here.
SUNY Canton alumni weekend Fri.-Sun. includes first hall of fame induction
CANTON -- SUNY Canton's annual alumni weekend will be highlighted by games in the brand-new Roos House Athletic Center and its first Hall of Fame induction.
Alumni weekend runs from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, at venues around campus and the Canton community.
The college's alumni office made a special invitation to former student-athletes, coaches and fans to help celebrate the completion of the $42-million athletic facility.
Clare, DeGrasse and South Russell garage sales Friday and Saturday
Clare, DeGrasse and South Russell are planning a three-community garage sale.
The three communities have set the sales for Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hogansburg man allegedly pushed Potsdam Police officers, kicked car
POTSDAM -- A Hogansburg man has been arrested for allegedly pushing two village police officers and kicking a patrol car.
Michael Crowley, 24, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging attempted criminal mischief.
The warrant, issued by Potsdam Village Court, also charged two counts of second-degree harassment in connection with an incident on March 31 in which Crowley is alleged to have pushed two Potsdam Police officers and kicked a patrol car.
Crowley was turned over to Potsdam Police following his release from the Franklin County Correctional Facility.
Lisbon, Morristown, Parishville residents graduate from SLU
CANTON -- The following local students were among the 548 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University's Commencement ceremony, held May 22 on campus:
• Danielle N. Winters, of Lisbon, graduated from Lisbon Central School, and received a degree in Mathematics and minored in Educational Studies.
• Kathleen M. Connor-Leam, of Morristown, received a Certificate of Advanced Study.
• Cody S. Witherell, of Parishville, graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, and received a degree in Global Studies and minored in Educational Studies.