Man in high-speed chase before crashing into state police cruiser in Fowler jailed on 7 charges without bail
FOWLER – The man who led state police on a two-county high speed chase Thursday before crashing into a state police vehicle is in jail without bail facing seven charges, including criminal possession of a weapon.
Kriss A. Whitney, 44, of Diana, a town in Lewis County, forced a sheriff’s vehicle off the road and nearly struck a state police trooper during the chase before crashing into the rear of state police car shortly before 12:08 p.m., police said.
New Canton Community Clean-up Day April 30
CANTON -- A brand new community event is in the works to spruce up the village one trash bag at a time.
A community clean-up day is scheduled for April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon with the theme “Canton: The County Seat, Let’s Keep it Neat.”
Village resident Susan R. Mende and other volunteers have organized the effort with the support of the Canton Village Board, and more volunteers are being recruited for the spring event.
“We think this is a useful way to promote civic pride,” Mende said. “We’re hoping for a nice day and a good turnout. Everyone is welcome.”
Gun and knife show at Brasher K of C Saturday and Sunday
BRASHER FALLS -- The 22nd annual Spring Gun and Knife Show will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Brasher, Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 27, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Many dealers will be present with all kinds of sporting items. Come buy, trade or sell. Breakfast served each morning from 8 to 11 a.m., concession stand open all day. Plenty of parking, all are welcome. $3 cover charge, under 12 free.
For information, call Phil Davis, 389-4627.
'Music Man' meeting in Gouverneur Sunday, auditions in May
GOUVERNEUR -- The North Country Players will present the musical, “The Music Man,” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 28 through 30. Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 4, Thursday, May 5, and Saturday, May 7.
The annual NCP general membership meeting will be on Sunday, March 27, at 1 p.m. in the Gouverneur High School cafeteria.
Salvation Army opens summer camp applications
CANTON – Applications are being taken by the Church and Community Program, 95 Main St., for kids ages 6 to 12 to attend a Salvation Army summer camp.
Transportation for the camper will be supplied from Watertown to campo and back. Applications are being taken “first-come, first-served.”
For more info, call 386-3534, or stop by the office.
West Potsdam First Responders turkey dinner March 27
WEST POTSDAM – The West Potsdam First Responders will serve their annual turkey dinner Sunday, March 27 starting at 11 a.m. at the West Potsdam Fire Department Bingo Hall, Blanchard Road.
The meal will include homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn,rolls and homemade pies. Cost will be $8 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and age ten and under.
Take-outs and delivery will be available by calling 265-2577 the day of the event.
Norwood Methodist Church hosting spaghetti dinner, service March 26
NORWOOD – The Norwood United Methodist Church will serve a spaghetti dinner March 26, starting at 4 p.m., followed by a contemporary service at 6 p.m.
No admission will be charged, but a free will offering will be appreciated.
More info: http://norwoodnyumc.com or call the United Methodist Church of Norwood.
Residential Builder Energy Code Training program April 12 at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Builders and others interested in keeping current their knowledge of changes to New York State energy building codes can take advantage of a four-hour update at SUNY Potsdam Tuesday, April 12.
The New York State Builders Association will present a program, “Residential Builder Energy Code Training” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
As a former county clerk, Sen. Ritchie votes to modernize real estate transactions
Patty Ritchie, St. Lawrence County Clerk before her election to the state Senate in November, has voted to help county clerks across the state reduce costs and make their offices more efficient by allowing them to accept electronically recorded property transfers.
Bill S2373 gives counties the option of allowing county offices and real estate professionals to use the Internet to transfer real estate records.
It reduces paperwork, personnel time, travel and postage. The bill passed the Senate and awaits action in the Assembly.
A long-time resident of Massena has four nearby grandchildren competing in national hockey championships this year. From left, Molly O'Connell, Madeleine Maihot, Pauline Mailhot, Monique Cornett and Cullen Baines. Click here for more details.