Russell appointed chair of Assembly women veterans subcommittee
Assemblywoman Addie Russell has been appointed as chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Women Veterans.
This subcommittee examines issues related to women veterans, such as the transition from a combat zone to civilian life, and the availability of benefits for women veterans.
New York has the fourth largest women veterans’ population in the United States, according to Russell.
Russell says her focus will be on health care needs, and inequities in the military.
Ogdensburg city-wide garage sales Saturday and Sunday
OGDENSBURG – The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce’s City Wide Garage Sales will be Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.
To enter your sale in the directory of city wide garage sales for $2, call the chamber office at 393-3620.
Directories will be on sale at the chamber office for $2 Friday, May 27 and at the Ogdensburg GreenMarket on the 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The location of each sale is marked with a code denoting one of four sections of the city for easier planning.
Wild Center in Tupper announces summer events
TUPPER LAKE – The Wild Center has announced a variety of events during the summer months designed to help people explore the Adirondacks.
Hours of operation from Memorial Day to Labor Day will be daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. More information on all of these events can be found at www.wildcenter.org/events.
Massena police, Masons to hold free Safety ID event at rescue squad open house Monday
MASSENA – In partnership with the Massena Village Police Department, Massena Masonic Lodge will be holding a free Safety ID event at the Massena Rescue Squad Open House, 341 East Orvis St., on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.
Parents will complete a short questionnaire and sign a permission slip; they will receive a CD-ROM of information, including fingerprints and photos of their child, a laminated ID card, and a printout. No appointments are necessary.
All information is given to the parents; only permission slips are retained.
Green Home & Garden Tours Saturday in St. Lawrence County
The Sustainable Living Project & Local Living Festival is sponsoring another in a series of Green Home & Garden Tours with a garden planting party and a tour of a living roof and an interesting alternative housing design on Saturday, May 28.
The garden event will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with a break for lunch and then the tour begins at 1 p.m.
Police arrest woman for more than 10 pounds of pot in Ogdensburg
OGDENSBURG – State police arrested Bonnie M. Gibson, 49, Nedrow, N.Y., on a felony count of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana: 10 lbs. at the Ogdensburg Port of Entry at 2:40 a.m. Friday.
She was ordered held pending further court action.
Night of music in Brasher Falls June 1
BRASHER FALLS – The St. Lawrence Central School music department will present a night of musical performances Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The swing choir and jazz band will also perform.
Free to the public, but donations are appreciated.
Canton 5th & 6th grade concerts Wednesday
CANTON – The Canton Central School Music Department will hold its 5th and 6th grade Spring Concert Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Hugh C. Williams High School Auditorium.
The concert will feature the 5th and 6th Grade Choirs under the direction of Kimberly Busch and the 5th and 6th Grade Bands under the direction of Larry Baycura.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Canton Canoe Weekend a splendid event
To the Editor,
The recent Canton Canoe Weekend was a splendid event. As part of the festivities, the Grasse River Heritage Area Development Corp. (GRH) hosted a Community Reception in Heritage Park on Friday, May 13.
Use our trash bin
To “Diapers on the Road” (Sound Off, April 27-May 3): I live on one of those back roads and have made it a habit to pick up and dispose of those diapers whenever I see them still “intact”. My family and I have been seeing them for nearly two years. If you truly cannot afford to pay for a garbage man to pick up your trash, feel free to toss them inside our bin; it’s always at the end of our driveway. You should be ashamed of yourself!