Linda J. Day, age 65, of Edwards, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur. Calling hours will be on Saturday August 14th from 12 noon-2 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Edwards. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eric Harblin officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.
Former Canton Congressman Martin to endorse Doheny Thursday
Former Rep. David O'B. Martin will officially endorse Matt Doheny for Congress at a news conference in Watertown Thursday.
Matt Doheny, a businessman from of Watertown, is the Republican and Independence Party candidate for New York State's 23rd Congressional District seat.
Marshal training Aug. 14 in Ogdensburg for carp tournament
OGDENSBURG – The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a marshal training for the St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament on Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Customs House area in Ogdensburg.
The 8th Annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament will be held on Aug. 19-21, with the Mort Backus and Sons Carp School kicking off the event on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Madrid-Waddington High School. There are more than 70 participants registered this year.
St. Lawrence Figure Skating Club planning fall skating school starting Sept. 5 in Canton
CANTON – The St. Lawrence Figure Skating Club is offering a fall skating school on Sundays from Sept. 5 to Oct. 3 at Appleton Arena, St. Lawrence University.
Senior, junior and basic level sessions will be offered. Consult with the website, www.slfsc.org, for an application.
Thorne Van Brocklin of Edwards proudly holds the trophy he earned for his beef cow at the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair last week. Thorne's grandfather Sonny Gotham, also of Edwards, was helping him.
St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency to begin soliciting ideas
The St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency says it is moving closer to collecting information from the public on projects that may be assisted by the agency’s programs.
Parishville farmers' market opening Friday
PARISHVILLE – The Parishville farm, craft, antique and flea market will be held Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. beginning Aug. 13 through October, on Rt. 72 in downtown Parishville.
Visitors will find crafts, old-time treasures, fresh Amish veggies and baked goods.
For more information, contact Sandy Maine at 265-3648, ext. 24.
Family grateful for scholarship fund benefit
To the Editor:
The Family of Jesse D. McCarthy would like to thank everyone who attended the 1st Annual Jesse D. McCarthy Music Scholarship Fund Benefit. It was a huge success raising over $6,500!
We’d also like to thank the following area businesses and bands for their generous contributions: Commercial Press, Dicks Country Store, Music Oasis, Pierrepont Fire Department, 4Play, Stone Manor, Classic Country, Impulse.
Expunge Potsdam graffiti
I would really like to know why the graffiti in Potsdam from July hasn’t been covered up yet by that guy or the town. My son is starting to sound out words and when we are at the light to turn up Market street, he sounds out the word f*** to me. I almost had a heart attack and yelled at him for saying it. I didn’t know where he got it from. He cries and says it says it on the building and when I looked to my left there it was in big black letters! Potsdam better do something soon.
Runaway spending in Albany
Gov. Patterson’s proposed property tax cap is an idea whose time has come. New Yorkers can no longer afford the punitive, exorbitant property taxes caused by local governments’ and school boards’ runaway spending. The school boards, county legislators, village and town officials need to start doing their jobs and cut spending. Property owners are simply tapped out. We can’t afford their extravagance! In the past year anyone who isn’t a public employee or public retiree has had to cut spending and readjust priorities.