Massena Supervisor Gray says last week’s phone outage nothing new, asks state representatives to look into repeated failures
MASSENA -- Massena Town Supervisor Joe Gray is asking all four members of the state Legislature who represent St. Lawrence County to look into why incidents like the widespread telephone outage last week seem to occur about once a year.
Gray's letter, sent to Sens. Joe Griffo and Patti Ritchie and Assembly Members Addie Russell and Ken Blankenbush, says that the July 13 outage of thousands of telephone lines across the North Country, costs businesses and household thousands of dollars and threatened the effectiveness of emergency services.
Ogdensburg YCC Crew helps set up for Founders Day
OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg YCC Crew has helped set up for the Founders Day Weekend in Ogdensburg at Lighthouse Point.
They worked to clear the field where the annual Fort de la Presentation is held. Celebrating its 251st anniversary this weekend, Tim Cryderman, the chairman of Founders Day, was happy to have YCC’s help, and James Hough exuded gratitude for the crew and YCC for the 10 years of assistance they have offered the Founders Day Board.
Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department lawnmower races Sunday
NORFOLK – The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department’s lawnmower races are set for Sunday, July 24, with another race scheduled Aug. 28.
The races will be held at Fire Station 3 on St. Rt. 420.
And everyone’s invited to a chicken barbecue starting at noon.
Computer classes at Colton Hepburn Library July 28, Aug. 11
COLTON -- North Country Library System is offering computer classes at the Colton Hepburn Library.
On Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. is Computer Basics for Beginners; at 11 a.m. is Basic Email Skills.
At 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 Downloading E-Books From Your Library will be taught.
Call 261-2310 to reserve your spot.
Pictured is Tyler Hinkley with his first Large Mouth bass caught on the St. Lawrence River.
Morris “Dick” Dufresne, 79, 105 Liberty Avenue, passed away Early Friday morning, July 22, at his home surrounded by his family.
Dick was born August 31, 1931, the son of the late Wilfred and Leona Lafave Dufresne. He graduated in 1950 from Massena High School. Dick served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. On September 8, 1956, he married Thelma Rusaw, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father E. M. Delaney, officiating.
State Senator Patty Ritchie visited several elderly neighbors in her hometown of Heuvelton Thursday, delivering ice cream and cold water to help them beat the heat. "I've been urging residents of Central and Northern New York to check on their elderly neighbors to see how they are doing during the heat wave," Ritchie said. "It's rare when temperatures rise like this so it's important for everyone to look out for each other."
National grid asking customers to cut electric usage due to sweltering heat in region
Due to continued high demand caused by hot weather and forecasts for it to continue, National Grid is asking customers in its upstate New York customers to reduce all unnecessary electricity usage until 6 p.m. today.
The request is being made to reduce demand on utility equipment and maintain system reliability, the company said.
The company said "Electricity supply to the area is adequate, but heavy demand and high temperatures could potentially challenge regional networks."
National Grid suggests:
Parishville Community Day to feature music, block dance, games, dunking booth Saturday
PARISHVILLE – The AmVets, Ladies’ Auxiliary and AmVets Sons of Post 265 will host Community Day Saturday, July 23, starting at 1 p.m.
Featured will be musical entertainment with the band 50/50 from 4 to 6 p.m. and a block dance with music by Plan B from 7 to 10 p.m.
Also planned are games for all ages, a bounce house, face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, hamburgers, hot dogs and Italian sausage.
A dunking booth will feature Parishville-Hopkinton teachers.
The public is welcome
More info: AmVets, 268-0851.
Ice cream social at Cooks Corners Community Club Schoolhouse July 27
PIERREPONT -- The Cooks Corners Community Club will sponsor an ice cream social Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cooks Corners Community Club Schoolhouse at the corner of Orebed and Wilson roads.
Ice cream flavors will include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and maple walnut. Banana splits will be $3, sundaes with lots of topping choices or waffle cones $2 and regular cones $1.
Coffee, lemonade, water and desserts will be free with purchase of ice cream. Everyone is welcome.
Bring lawn chairs and visit with neighbors and friends.