Blankenbush committed to the North Country
To the Editor:
As many of you may know, my husband Ken is running for State Assembly. I want to take a moment and tell you about my husband, the man I love and have been married to for 39 years.
Campaigns are hard on families. I have learned this over the past several months as Ken has spent many hours away from home while he meets with voters. I know that he misses his grandchildren, but I also know that one of the primary reasons that he is running for office is to make sure that our grandchildren have the opportunity to excel here in the North Country.
Daniel Beyette, 11, from Ogdensburg was able to rescue this baby bunny from the clutches of a cat. A neighbor had let the mother loose in the summer. The mother rabbit was able to be caught by Daniel's father. Unfortunately, this is the only bunny that was able to be saved. But, due to Daniel's quick actions, this bunny and her mother will be enjoying life in a bunny sanctuary in Macomb. Photo submitted by Cathy Beyette
Cuomo endorses Owens for Congress
Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General and Democratic nominee for governor, has formally endorsed Bill Owens in his reelection campaign for New York's 23rd Congressional District.
Cuomo listed Owens' strong commitment to creating jobs in Upstate New York as one reason for his support of the Congressman.
Salvation Army lining up holiday bell-ringers
POTSDAM -- The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive in Potsdam is beginning to line up volunteers to tend the kettles and ring the bell for the annual holiday fundraising drive.
Anyone interested in signing up can contact Kate Mikel at [email protected], 353-2853, or 212-9600.
Lunch hour organ recital at SLU's Gunnison Chapel Friday
CANTON - "Music for Halloween" is the theme for the next organ recital at the lunch hour in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel, featuring Musician-in-Residence Sondra Goldsmith Proctor. It will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat while enjoying the music.
The program will include transcriptions for the organ from three orchestral works: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, by Edvard Grieg; Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Moussorgsky; and Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Pushcart Prize winner appears at SLU Thursday
CANTON – Poet and essayist Peter Campion will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.
Sienkiewycz seeks reappointment as county coroner
To the Editor:
As I seek re-election for the office of St. Lawrence County Coroner, I feel that my mission four years ago, of raising the level of professionalism, increasing communications, and getting back to serving the people of St. Lawrence County is on a roll.
Funeral services for Anna Flatt, age 90, a resident of the St. Regis Nursing Home and formerly of Lisbon, will be held on Thursday (Oct 28, 2010) at 2:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Burial will follow the service at White Church Cemetery in Lisbon.
Mrs. Flatt passed away on Monday (Oct 25, 2010) at the St. Regis Nursing Home.
Surviving is her son, Donald Flatt of Saugerties.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Flatt; a brother, Anthony Fiduccia; and her husband, Donald Sr.
Massena TV station plans first cablecast with forum tonight
MASSENA -- Local Massena TV station WNTS will have its first live cablecast, Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. with their coverage of the NYS Women's Inc. Political Forum at Massena Town Hall.
WNTS will be on Massena Time Warner Cable Channel 1501.
WNTS operator Mike Jones says the station has been waiting for several months to have their video server installed at Time Warner in Syracuse.
He says this will be the first time a live feed will be sent through the system.
First block of Market Street in Potsdam closed to traffic for Fright Night on Thursday
POTSDAM -- The first block of Market Street in Potsdam will be closed off to vehicles starting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday for the annual Fright Night downtown events for kids.
The block will reopen after 8 p.m.
In anticipation of the closure of the street block, the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce asks that parked vehicles be moved by 5 p.m. Thursday.
“The chamber would like to thank the village of Potsdam, Potsdam Public Works Department, and the Potsdam Police Department for supporting this event and