Equivalent of 200,000 North Country phone lines knocked out in Wednesday mishap
The North Country lost the capacity of 216,384 phone lines during Wednesday’s telephone service interruption, according to officials of Nicholville Telephone Company and slic.com.
Many landline phones were unable to receive or make calls from Wednesday afternoon until the early morning hours of Thursday. Most cell phone calls were not affected.
The problem occurred after a farmer in Parish cut a fiber consisting of 7 OC-48 circuits while digging a duck pond, said slic.com in an e-mail to customers. Parish is near Pulaski, between Watertown and Syracuse.
Vendors sought for 51st Seaway Festival Car Show in Ogdensburg
OGDENSBURG -- The Seaway Cruisers Classic Car Club is seeking vendors for their car show on July 31, the last day of the Seaway Festival.
The club usually hosts around 200 cars and several hundred pedestrians.
Located on the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority grounds at the US-Canada Bridge approach, the show provides opportunities for vendors of car-related items, crafts or items for sale.
For information, contact Kyle Hartman at 344-8883 or Darlene Mason at 324-6525.
Noizafter9 plays tonight as Waddington Summer Concert Series continues
WADDINGTON – The Waddington Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 15 with Noizafter9 performing classic rock in Island View Park.
The Friday night concerts are free and run from 7 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. In case of inclement weather the concerts will be held at the Old Town Hall, Main Street. Bring a lawn chair.
NoizAftr9 is a power trio whose members are T. Mourick of Waddington NY (lead/rhythm guitar and vocals), Kirk (Madman) Pearson (bass and vocals) and Todd Brown (drums and vocals) from Massena.
Wine tasting, wood works artist events added to Potsdam Summer Festival Saturday
POTSDAM – Two events have been added to Saturday’s lineup at Potsdam Summer Festival, a wine tasting and a show by an artist who works in wood.
High Peaks Winery will have a wine tasting at The Village Wine & Liquor Store in the back of the Prosh Building off of Elm Street, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Jan Close of Potsdam will be at Maple Run Emporium, 49 Market St., from 9 a.m. to noon with nearly 100 of his hand-carved bowls, spoons, pepper mills, and salt mills. The work will remain on display at the shop.
Irish Settlement Road closed for repairs July 18, 19
OSWEGATCHIE -- The Irish Settlement Road between the intersection with the Pinkerton Road and State Highway 68 will be closed for repairs, Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19.
Highway Superintendent Karl W. Cougler is advising motorists to use alternate routes on those days.
Massena native Cecily LaVigne Morris files nomination for family court judge candidate
CANTON – Massena native Cecily LaVigne Morris has filed nominating petitions with the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections to appear on the ballot as a candidate for family court judge.
The Wishing Wire to perform July 16 at Morristown Public Library
MORRISTOWN -- The Morristown Public Library is inviting tweens, teens and the entire community to a live rock concert featuring The Wishing Wire on Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m.
The hour-long concert will take place in the library parking lot at 200 Main St.
A concession stand will be operating on the premises selling cold sodas for $1. The concert is free and open to the public.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Boat show, cardboard boat race July 16 in Cranberry Lake
CRANBERRY LAKE -- Saturday, July 16 the Cranberry Lake Boat Club and the Cranberry Lake Lodge join forces to host a combined boat show and the third annual cardboard boat race.
The boat show and the race are open to the general public. This year’s event will include music by Giant and the Green Foam, and an all-afternoon concession and refreshment stand provided by The Lodge.
New kayaks, canoes and boats will be on site for viewing, testing and purchasing, sponsored by Adirondack Lake and Trails Outfitters of Saranac Lake.
Dushawn Wiliams snapped a picture of a misty morning in Colton recently.
Funeral services for Joanne A. Countryman, age 79, of Bull Run Rd, Lisbon, will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Frary Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Lynn Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburgh Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on July 18, 2011 at Frary Funeral Home from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Countryman passed away on July 14, 2011 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.