NNY Dairy Training session in Canton Feb. 2
The next Northern NY Dairy Institute Training session in St. Lawrence County is set to start Wednesday, Feb. 2.
The training will focus on good calf management as a critical part of operating a dairy farm.
Nationally-respected calf and heifer management specialist Dr. Sam Leadley will be a featured guest speaker.
Leadley helped develop the “DCHA (Dairy Calf and Heifer Association) Gold Standards” for calf and heifer raising, and co-authored the Calf Manager CD with 40 teaching lessons.
Potsdam teen charged after allegedly entering village home early this morning
POTSDAM -- Village police report that a Potsdam teen has been charged with trespass after he allegedly tried to enter a Leroy Street house early this morning.
Ashkaw Thakur, 19, was arrested after police received a call from a man at 4:15 a.m. saying that someone was trying to enter his residence on Leroy Street.
Police say patrols were able to apprehend the suspect before he got into the house.
Thakur was issued a ticket requiring his presence in village court on Jan. 5.
Ogdensburg AmVets planning New Year's Eve Party with The Charleton Brothers
OGDENSBURG – The Ogdensburg Amvets Post 19 will hold a New Year’s Eve Party roast beef dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, for $25 a couple or $13 per person.
The price includes the band The Charleton Brothers from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
To just attend the dance, the cost is $5 a person.
Finger foods will served throughout the evening.
A champagne toast will be served at midnight. Tickets are on sale at Amvets or call 393-6140.
Catherine Avadikian of Potsdam took this picture of her grandson, Jeremiah Welsh, visiting Santa recently at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena."He and Santa were obviously enjoying their visit with one another," she reported.
65 lbs of pot in Massena man’s car, troopers say
MASSENA – A Massena man stopped by US Border Patrol in northern Franklin County early today was carrying 65 pounds of marijuana, state police say.
Brian Hurlbut, 30, has been charged with criminal possession of marijuana, first degree.
He was arraigned in Town of Bombay Court and sent to the Franklin County lockup in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Police say more drugs were found in the vehicle and additional charges are pending analysis and identification of the drug.
Free hypertension screening at Massena Memorial Hospital Dec. 27
MASSENA -- Massena Memorial Hospital and Nephrologist Dr. Khurram Mumtaz plan a free hypertension screening from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 in the hospital’s Community Education Room.
Proper blood pressure is vital to health, and its is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Mumtaz offers this free screening to the community on the last Monday of the month. For more information, call 769-4262.
Top ski jumpers at Mt. Van Hoevenburg Dec. 29
LAKE PLACID -- Many of the nation’s top ski jumpers will compete in the 56th annual New Year’s Master Ski Jump Wednesday, Dec. 29 on the 90-meter hill at the Olympic Jumping Complex, beginning at noon. A
dmission is $15 for adults, $9 for juniors and seniors, which includes a chairlift ride and an elevator ride to the top of the 120-meter ski jump. Admission to the event is included in the $29 Olympic Sites Winter Passport, along with access to every one of ORDA’s Olympic venues including Whiteface Mountain and Olympic Sports Complex.
If you left early, you were rude; missed good show
To the Editor:
Let’s show some respect. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 5th and 6th grade and the 7th and 8th grade winter concerts at the Potsdam Middle School. These were very enjoyable concerts and it was obvious that a lot of work and time was put into these concerts. Congratulations to all the students and instructors that took part in these concerts for a great performance.
I have a problem with how National Grid operates. I received a disconnect notice on Dec. 14 and actually had a National Grid worker at my home three days later. He handed me a disconnect notice that said that they could shut us off in 72 hours if we didn’t pay our bill. The sad thing is we only owe $204.66. I did pay them what I could this month. So, it isn’t like I gave them nothing. I have a neighbor that owes more than a $1,000 and no one has showed up at his place to disconnect him.
Lisbon resident named resident assistant at Saint Michael's College
Rachael Bowdish, daughter of Megan and Raymond Bowdish of Lisbon, was named a resident assistant for the Office of Student Life at Saint Michael's College for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Bowdish is a sophomore, exploratory major at the liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vt., one of the top 10 college towns town in America. She graduated from Lisbon Central School before coming to Saint Michael's.