DEC offering testing for license to use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded big game animals
People interested in obtaining a license to use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals can take a test scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 24, at designated New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regional offices across the state.
The nearest regional office is the Region 6 Headquarters, 317 Washington St., Watertown, which can be reached by calling 785-2239.
State police release St. Lawrence County ticket lists to emphasize enforcement of vehicle and traffic law
Over the course of several days this week, the state police of Troop B, Zone 2 have been compiling lists of every traffic ticket troopers issue in a day in St. Lawrence County and offering that list to local media.
Never has there been such a comprehensive look at what troopers in St. Lawrence County do to enforce vehicle and traffic law, and it is unique because no other state police unit is doing it.
Parishville block dance set for July 28
PARISHVILLE – The AmVets Post 265 annual block dance will take place July 28 from 6 to 11 p.m. Lacy Stoddard will perform from 6 to 7 p.m. and Sudden Impact will play from 7 to 11 p.m.
Refreshments including hot dogs and hamburgers will be available.
"Harvesting 101, 1940’s Style." July 28 at St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum
MADRID -- The St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum’s featured program on July 28 will be "Harvesting 101, 1940’s Style."
The program will provide instruction and demonstration on harvesting the rye crops now maturing at the Museum farm, 1755 State Highway 345, Madrid.
The demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. at the field near the red Collection Building. After a lunch break, the harvest will continue at the small field of rye next to State Highway 310, Madrid. Admission is free.
Natalie Aldrich recently captured a photo of this fawn drinking near the Cowan Road in Canton.
Robert G. Laberge, 57, a resident of Edgewater, Florida formerly of Moira, passed away Sunday (July 22, 2012) at Hospice of Volusia-Flagler Health Care Facility. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. A graveside service honoring Robert's life will be announced at a later date. Among his survivors is his sister, Louise Laberge; and her husband, Michael Lamitie of Malone.
Jeffrey L. Webster, age 55, of Alexandria Bay, and formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Jeffrey was born on November 28, 1956 in Ogdensburg to Weldon and Jane (Liscomb) Webster. He graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1974. He married Charlene A. Besaw on July 12, 1997 at their home in Gouverneur.
Following death of Morristown horse, county Public Health warning of mosquito-borne diseases
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is urging all residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites now that a horse in Morristown has tested positive for EEE.
Mosquitoes carrying both West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus have been identified in several areas of the state, public officials say.
For more on the Morristown horse death, view story from WWNY-tv at http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Thursday-Morristown-Horse-Had-EEE-16388....
National Grid readies extra crew to prepare for increased storm activity
Citing "unstable weather forecasted across the area later today," National Grid is seeking to reassure electric customers that the company is prepared to respond to any storms that may occur.
The company says it is readying extra crews and is prepared to activate its storm operations centers across the region in case the storms cause significant outages.
Customers who have notified National Grid that they depend on electric-powered life support equipment are being called and notified to take appropriate precautions.
Louisville Hockey Association offers concessions at Summer Bash Aug. 11
LOUISVILLE -- Louisville Minor Hockey Association is again manning the concession for the Louisville Summer Bash being held Aug. 11 at the Louisville Arena Park.
Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Amy Moore at 322-5758 or [email protected] as soon as posibl.
Proceeds from the day will help to offset ice fees and referee expenses for the 2012-2013 season.
LMHA is also looking for a Concession Director for the season. Interested persons can contact Amy Moore.