Problem with parents
To those readers who are attacking the school, maybe the problem lies with the parents. Did anyone ever wonder what parent in their right mind would allow their child to drop out? What parent does not get their child the adequate help they need so they are successful in life? Maybe as a parents it is time we start to take responsibility for our children and their education or lack there of in this case. I remember my step-daughter’s pre-k lottery. I went to the meeting and was horrified to find parents who were cursing and one was even intoxicated.
Well it looks like we’ll be saying good bye to the Price Choppers to shop in, if the union gets their way and organizes the workers there. Hopefully the workers will look around at all the other union companies around here or should I say that are not around here anymore. The unions didn’t do much for their workers, now did they, except make the stores’ prices too high for the average family to shop in. I never have been in a union—always figured I could speak for myself instead of sending money to someone to do that for me.
Level-2 sex offender living in Massena arrested as Texas fugitive
MASSENA – St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a level two sex offender living in Bob’s Motel as a fugitive of justice Tuesday.
Kenneth E. LaGrow, 48, 228 Trippany Rd., Massena, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Coryell County, Texas, for a felony charge of failure to comply with registration requirements.
LaGrow is a level two registered sex offender with the New York State Sex Offender Registry.
He was arraigned in Canton Village Court by Judge Sheesley and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility pending extradition proceedings.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley team up to offer grief program
OGDENSBURG -- Serious illness and death brings up many difficult questions and feelings. As we face the possibility of death and dying, we all have fears, worries, and concerns.
Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley staff has received special training to help people address these issues. Social workers, counselors and nondenominational chaplains can meet with patients or with the entire family to help everyone come to a better understanding of the situation and determine how to meet each others' needs with grace and love.
SLU to host Frozen Foote Series road race Dec. 11
CANTON -- The 33rd annual Frozen Foote Series of four-mile road races begins Saturday, Dec. 11 at St. Lawrence University.
The races are held regardless of weather conditions, starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of Appleton Arena, Miner Street. at St. Lawrence.
Registration fees are $5 for the series or $2 per race.
The former fraternity house and mythological inspiration for Freddie Krueger at 18 Elm St. in Potsdam is no more. The building frequently referred to as the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' house was torn down Tuesday to make way for a new town hall. While many people believed it was the site of the inspiration for the 'Nighttmare on Elm Street" movies, it actually wasn't. For details, view story. NorthCountryNow photo by John Basham
Chris Radel shot this 150-pound, 5-point near the Azure Mountain Club.
Massena resident completes Air Force basic training
Air Force Airman Dylan J. Jarvis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Ogdensburg United Helpers grateful for AmVets TV donation
OGDENSBURG -- Residents and staff of the United Helpers Ogdensburg campus have extended special thanks to AmVets Post 19 for donating a 42-inch flat screen television set.
The donation fulfills one of the requests or “wishes” listed in the United Helpers Wish Book.
“Wish Books” give loved ones, family members and friends of the United Helpers organization the opportunity to help grant a facility wish.
Books consist of a list of items compiled by the administrator, staff and residents. Donors simply browse the book and choose which item they would like to sponsor.
Potsdam's Best Friends Thrift Shop officially opens Dec. 1 with ribbon cutting
POTSDAM – The Best Friends Thrift Shop, created for the benefit of the Potsdam Humane Society, will hold its grand opening Wednesday, Dec. 1 with a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m.
Cathy and Tim Connolly, owners of North Country Neighbors flea market mall, will run the shop and have fronted 100 percent of the start-up costs.
Best Friends Thrift Shop will be at 8 Raymond St., behind The University Bookstore.