Waddington United Methodist Church antique show and sale Sept. 10
WADDINGTON – The Waddington United Methodist Church will present their 25th annual Antique Show and Sale Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Madrid-Waddington High School, NYS Hwy. 345 between Madrid and Waddington.
A silent auction is planned and lunch will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clock and jewelry appraisal will be available.
Admission will be $3.
Colin and Abigail Lawrence were ready Tuesday morning for their first day of school at Banford Elementary in Canton. Colin is going into 4th grade, Mrs. Rollins is his teacher, and Abigail is going to kindergarten with Mrs. Bond as her teacher.
County tax cap meeting well orchestrated
To the Editor:
How utterly disappointing the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislature public hearing was. For more than two hours “the audience” was subjected to a well orchestrated parade of public employees each pleading their case for their continued employment.
Which begs the question, when was all this so well planned? Was it on the tax dollar or after work? The time of the meeting, 5 p.m., just past quitting time for county employees, but right when the average worker is still at work and/or has to return home to prepare a meal for a family. Coincidences?
Main employers benefit town as well as village
To the Editor:
The main economic engines, and employers, in the Potsdam area (village and town) are the colleges and the hospital.
They pay no taxes, but their location in the village requires some considerable public expense - for roads, police, fire protection, etc.
Currently village residents foot the lion’s share of this cost.
The village tax rate is more than five times the rate outside the village; and this does not include water, sewer, and trash, which are charged in addition to taxes.
Warr lacks facts to back up his opinion
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to Trustee Warr’s recent letter about dissolution where he writes about alarmists using scare tactics to scare people into voting against dissolution.
He says the residents should instead use the facts.
Unfortunately, he provides no facts to back up his letter.
For instance, he tells voters to answer four questions.
Beware of cyber-bullying
Parents beware, for some reason, after all the warnings and education on cyber-bullying and just plain bullying, it’s happening more than ever. I would like to know, why are kids so mean? And to top it off, there is nothing you can do. The school seems concerned, yet nothing gets done. Call the sheriff and they can’t help you. It’s infuriating when you watch your daughter crying her eyes out because her Facebook page got hacked and it’s stating horrible and sick lies. To top it off, there’s always someone to jump on the band wagon to make things worse.
Meeting was a joke
The (county) public meeting over the 2 percent property tax cap was nothing more than a joke. The majority of the people who attended have a vested interest in raising taxes because they are mostly county workers or organizations who are funded with county money. Come on, give us a break, if the legislators expect us to believe that the make up of the meeting was anything but one sided they must certainly think we are all stupid. Why don’t the legislators take a close look at the North Country Now survey that asks the question how we feel about exceeding the 2 percent cap?
Tall ship Lynx moving seaward, stopping in Clayton but not Ogdensburg
CLAYTON – The tall ship Lynx returns to Clayton for several days on its way seaward from the Great Lakes.
It is due at about noon Thursday at the Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park.
It will stay for several days for tours and some rides out into the 1000 Islands.
It will not stop back at Ogdensburg, as it had earlier in the summer.
Check www.privateerlynx.com for schedule.
The appearance is sponsored in part by The Ship Watcher.
New physical therapy center in Brasher hosts grand opening Wednesday
BRASHER FALLS -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital's Brasher Physical Therapy center will hold a grand opening at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
The clinic is at 897 State Rt. 11C, Bay 4, Brasher Falls.
Refreshments will be available. RSVPs are not required.
Massena Seniors' dance Saturday at community building
MASSENA – The Massena Senior Citizens are sponsoring a dance open to all ages at the Massena Community Building, 61 Beach St., Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Oshier Country Band will perform.
There is a $3 at-the-door cover charge.
Refreshments will be sold.