Exercise program for seniors begins today in Canton
CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is sponsoring a free health and fitness program for senior citizens age 60 and older at the St. Lawrence University Fitness Center.
Instructed by fitness professionals, the five-week program is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. from Oct. 18 to Nov. 17.
For info or to register, call the Office for the Aging at 386-4730. Seniors are invited to join and start feeling the benefits of regular exercise.
Gouverneur High School grad publishes book of Adirondack short stories; book signing in Potsdam Oct. 19
POTSDAM – Dr. Ryan F. Schmit, 1993 Gouverneur High School graduate and 1997, 1999 and 2003 Clarkson University graduate, has recently published his first book, “The Beautiful Dismal Woods: Short Stories from the Adirondacks” published by Clay Bridges Publishing and Communications of Troy, Ohio.
Schmit will be having a book signing Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the University Bookstore, at 39 Market St., Potsdam.
The Beautiful Dismal Woods is a modern campfire classic filled with challenging terrain, unpredictable weather, and tales of human nature.
Health care reform bill should be repealed, Doheny campaign reaffirms
WATERTOWN -- The Matt Doheny campaign is reaffirming its belief that the health care reform bill should be repealed.
A release from Doheny’s campaign calls Owens’ continued support of the bill “shocking.”
The text of the statement follows:
Potsdam woman arrested for allegedly impersonating a doctor to obtain Vicodin prescriptions at area pharmacies
POTSDAM – A nearly two-month investigation, a Potsdam woman has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a doctor and attempting to call in prescriptions for Vicodin at two pharmacies.
Tiffanee J. Young, 25, of 88 Heath Rd., was arrested for allegedly pretending to be a physician and calling both Walmart in Potsdam and Walgreens in Massena and requesting a Vicodin prescription for herself, deputies said.
Both pharmacies refused to fill the prescriptions and the incidents were reported on Aug. 29, deputies said.
Search for missing hunter called off after body found in Waddington
WADDINGTON – A search for a Quebec hunter reported missing was called off this morning when his body was discovered off County Route 31, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.
Members of fire and rescue departments from Waddington and Madrid, New York State Forest Rangers, sheriff’s deputies, state police and state Environmental Conservation Police all participated in the search.
Thomas “Tom” James McFerran, age 52, of Edwards, passed away at his home on October 16, 2010.
There will be a memorial service for Tom at French Funeral Home, Edwards on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Hospice Chaplain, Rob Schirmer. At Tom’s request, there will be no calling hours.
Tom was born in Gouverneur on May 12, 1958. He is the son of James Frank and Cynthia Marie (Barker) McFerran. He graduated from the Edwards High School in 1976 and completed his education in the SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam colleges.
Funeral Service for Michael R. Murdock, 52, of Hermon, will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the O’Leary Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Robert Schirmer, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6pm until the time of the service.
Michael passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Benjamin Royce of Ogdensburg took this recent scenic photo in St. Regis Falls.
The Saints doubles team of Stephanie Finn and Hillary Drewry won the 2010 Division III New York State Championship title Sunday at Ithaca College.
Saints draw double-OT tie in men's soccer
The St. Lawrence University men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie on Sunday afternoon against Ithaca College in a non-conference showdown at Sandy MacAllaster Field.
The Saints (10-2-2), who outshot the Bombers (3-7-4) by an impressive 30-11 margin, held a 1-0 advantage until the 85th minute, when Ben Lloyd pulled Ithaca even at 1-1.
"We jumped on them in the first half, but sat back in the second," Coach Bob Durocher said. "We had many opportunities but were just unable to finish."