Red Knights Motorcycle Club hosting charity ride July 16 in Hannawa Falls
HANNAWA FALLS -- Red Knights Motorcycle Club New York Chapter 35 is sponsoring a charity ride for Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country Saturday, July 16.
The ride starts at The Birches at 11 a.m. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m., at $15 per bike or $20 with a rider. If you want only the meal to be served after the riders return, it is $10.
There will also be door prizes.
Everyone is welcome.
Info: Calvan, 261-4534, Ted, 384-4639, or John, 265-8675.
Potsdam Animal Shelter officials say they are overwhelmed with nearly 120 cats in need of adoption. The Potsdam Humane Society, operators of the shelter, say they have more kittens and cats in-house than ever in their new shelter. And prices for adoption have been cut to $25. Click here for story.
Herbert J. McCumber, age 60, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at his home under the care of his loving family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
A funeral service will be held Friday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur and burial will be in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. Calling hours are today, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Stage coach rides, craft beer fest new for Potsdam Summer Festival July 14-16
By CRAIG FREILICH
POTSDAM – Stage coach rides and a craft beer expo will be among the new features this year during the 44th annual Potsdam Chamber of Commerce Summer Festival.
From Thursday to Saturday, July 14 to 16, Market Street between Elm and Main will be shut down to traffic to make way for almost non-stop music on the Northern Music and Video Main Stage as Potsdam welcomes locals, college alumni and visitors.
Students from Russia, China spending summer at SUNY Canton
CANTON – Twenty-five students from China, Russia and other countries have traveled to the North Country this summer to immerse themselves in American culture and take part in SUNY Canton's international summer program.
The students arrived on Sunday, July 11 and will be on campus for almost a month. They are visiting from Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute and Lomonsov Moscow State University, both in Russia, as well as Guangdong Women's Polytechnic College in China.
Rep. Owens votes to provide assistance to North Country flood victims, but measure fails
Congressman Bill Owens voted Tuesday to provide assistance to victims of 2011 flooding disasters, including homeowners in upstate New York who were recently denied individual assistance by FEMA to recover from flood damage this spring.
The measure failed (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll561.xml) on a mostly party-line vote, 181-244.
Potsdam's economic developer leaves to become director of Adirondack Economic Development Corporation
POTSDAM – The village’s economic developer has left to join the Adirondack Park’s oldest economic development organization.
Jim Murphy began his duties this week as the new executive director of the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). He comes to the AEDC with an extensive background in regional economic development and has participated in several initiatives designed to bring people together to improve the quality of life in the North Country region.
Computer classes to be offered July 14 at Colton Hepburn Library
COLTON – The North Country Library System will offer computer classes at the Colton Hepburn Library Thursday, July 14.
At 10 a.m. Computer Basic for Beginners will be offered, followed at 11 a.m. by Basic Email Skills.
Then, on Thursday August 11, Downloading EBooks From Your Library will be presented at 10 a.m.
To reserve a spot, call 261-2310.
Telephone service disrupted throughout much of St. Lawrence County
POTSDAM – Telephone service throughout St. Lawrence County has been disrupted this afternoon, with many landline phones unable to receive or make calls.
Slic Network Solutions and Nicholville Telephone officials said they and other phone service providers are “experiencing issues with calls outside of their own networks.”
The situation is only affecting phone service, not e-mail and Internet service, they said.
Slic and Nicholville Telephone said they are working to restore services as quickly as possible.