Gouverneur Fire responded to a reported plow truck fire on State Hwy. 58. Crews were dispatched with six vehicles to fight the blaze and carry out ground contamination control. No word on the condition of the driver at this time. Read more here. Photo courtesy of Gouverneur Fire Facebook page.
Top stories: Canton town hears concerns over meeting switch, Canton village audit issues, Potsdam woman kicks deputy
Here are the top NorthCountryNow stories and letters from Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 17 as determined by our editorial staff and highest number of page views.
Morristown firefighters made a quick save of a home Wednesday night, Jan. 12, on the McCormick Road. A Morristown firefighter checks for hot spots inside a McCormick Road home that caught fire Wednesday night. Photo Submitted by the Morristown Fire Department. For more, see story here.
Town Hall meeting Jan. 31 to focus on 2022 goals for City of Ogdensburg
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg City Council will host a “Town Hall” meeting Jan. 31 to discuss goals for 2022.
The city has been busy over the past two years with multiple development proposals received for projects on city-owned properties, a battle with the fire union, a dispute over property tax foreclosure jurisdiction with the county and change in sales tax collection all underway.
St. Lawrence University nets grant to explore feminism in North Country; partners with TAUNY
CANTON — St. Lawrence University recently received a $10,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in support of a public history project that explores feminism in the North Country during the 1970s and 1980s.
The CIC's "Humanities Research for the Public Good" initiative is generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
St. Lawrence has partnered with the Traditional Arts in Upstate New York Center (TAUNY) to develop the project.
Gouverneur Fire extinguishes plow truck fire
Gouverneur firefighters douse a plow truck that was fully engulfed upon arrival to the scene on State Hwy. 58. Photo from Gouverneur Fire Department Facebook page.
GOUVERNEUR — Gouverneur Fire responded to a reported commercial plow truck fire on State Hwy. 58 on Jan. 17.
Staffing, training reduces business hours at reading room in Brasher Falls
BRASHER FALLS - Due to staffing changes and training requirements, the Badenhausen Reading Room hours on Thursdays, currently 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., will now be 1 to 5 p.m. for the next five weeks. The Reading Room will be closed on Thursday, January 27.
The Board of Trustees of the Badenhausen Reading Room apologizes for any inconvenience to patrons as they move forward to serving the community.
SUNY Canton part-time students honored for academic excellence
CANTON – SUNY Canton recognizes more than 200 part-time students for academic excellence during the fall 2021 semester.
The college created this award to recognize students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in 6 to 11 credits of coursework. It stands alongside the college's Dean's List and President's List as one of the top awards given each semester at the college.
St. Lawrence County students recognized include:
Massena police blotter: Jan. 11-16
MASSENA — A Massena man is facing two charges following an incident on Perkins Rd., police say.
Terry A. Lamay, 31, was charged with petit larceny and first-degree possession of a forged instruemnt on Jan. 11, police say.
No further info was provided at this time.
MASSENA — A Massena man was charged following an incident on Hubbard Rd. on Jan. 15, police say.
Billy G. Goodreau, 35, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment- physical contact, police say.
No further details are available at this time.
Gouverneur man chaged by sheriff deputies with DWI
GOUVERNEUR — A Gouverneur man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Jan. 16, Sheriff Deputies say.
Bradley H. Drake, 22, was charged with first-offense driving with a BAC of .08% or higher of alcohol and failure to keep right following a traffic stop on East Main St. in Gouverneur, deputies say.
Drake provided a breath sample of .15% according to deputies.
He was issued tickets to appear in town of Gouverneur court at a later date.