Troopers say 63 guns reported stolen in St. Lawrence County last year, 31 recovered
St. Lawrence County led the region in gun thefts in 2010, with 63 guns of assorted varieties reported stolen last year, according to state police.
Slightly less than half of them, 31, were reportedly recovered so far, police said.
Troopers say that most of the guns stolen in St. Lawrence County, 36 of them, were taken in three residential burglaries.
SUNY Potsdam releases President's List, with lots of local students
POTSDAM -- The State University of New York at Potsdam recently honored students who excelled academically in the Fall 2010 semester, by naming 850 students to the President's List.
The students included:
• Courtney Ackerman, a Psychology major from Gouverneur, NY
• Tess Anderson, a Undeclared major from Gouverneur, NY
• Kassandra Averill, a BA/MA Mathematics major from Edwards, NY
• Terry Bango II, a Childhood/Early Child Ed major from Richville, NY
• Amanda Barr, a Mathematics major from Ogdensburg, NY
LEAH Moms' Breakast & Book Sale Saturday in Lisbon
LISBON – The annual LEAH Moms' Breakfast and Book/Curriculum Sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, starting at 8 a.m. at the Lisbon Reformed Presbyterian Church (corner Cemetery & Tuck Rd.)
Past, present or future homeschooling moms, or anyone interested in homeschooling are encouraged to attend. The LEAH library has been disbanded and all the contents will be sold. Most items are $.50 to $5.
All proceeds will go to HSLDA's mercy fund, which makes grants to widows, families who lose curriculum/property in natural disasters, etc.
World championship carp tourney on St. Lawrence drawing entries from around the world for $30K top prize
MASSENA -- Ray Scott, founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) and called the father of modern bass fishing, is celebrity guest at the 2011 Carp Angling World Championship to be held on the St. Lawrence River Sept. 24-30, hosted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.
This is a serious competition, with a registration fee of $2,500 for each team pair, and a top prize of $30,000.
Claxton-Hepburn doctor co-writes book on palliative care
OGDENSBURG -- Dr. Juan-Diego Harris, a physician on staff at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, has co-written a book entitled Symptom Relief in Palliative Care, recently published by Radcliffe Publishing. T
he book serves as a resource for clinicians providing palliative and end-of-life care, developments in treatments, changes in areas of policy and ethics, and the broadening scope of the clinical practice of palliative care.
Morley Library has things for kids to do Saturday
MORLEY – Children in the Morley area are reminded that the stories, crafts and activities offered each month at the Morley Library will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Tango Night at La Casbah in Potsdam Feb. 5
POTSDAM – Tango Night will be held upstairs at La Casbah, 6 Elm St., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
Tango, Samba, Rumba, Cha-cha and more. Megan Dinan will teach the basics to these Latin dances with live music provided by Piquant! Put on some soft soled shoes and bring a friend to dance with.
Admission is $5 per person.
Holders of Niagara-Mohawk preferred stock getting dividend
SYRACUSE -- Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., a subsidiary of National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG), has declared dividends at the following rates for all series of its preferred stock:
.85% of $100 par value, 3.40% Series;
.90% of $100 par value, 3.60% Series;
.975% of $100 par value, 3.90% Series.
Preferred stock dividends are payable March 31, 2011, to holders of record February 28, 2011; ex-dividend date February 24, 2011.
Massena’s new Port of Entry building wins design awards
MASSENA -- The new Land Port of Entry at Massena New York has received another honor with the presentation of one of the U.S. General Service Administration's 2010 Design Awards.
GSA's biennial design awards recognize the best in public architecture and civilian federal workplaces including land ports of entry, federal courthouses, and office buildings.
Chris Chapin, Potsdam, photographed downtown Potsdam, from the corner of Market Street and Elm Street, during yesterday's big snowstorm.