Mohawk leaders decide to keep Akwesasne under state of emergency due to pandemic
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:34 am

AKWESASNE -- The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) are keeping Akwesasne under a state of emergency and all emergency measures taken continue to be in effect, according to a joint release from the two governing bodies.

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Canton Central district residents who did not receive ballot via mail asked to contact school
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:34 am

CANTON — Canton Central School mailed absentee ballots on Wednesday, May 27.

“If a resident of the district does not receive a ballot by Monday, June 1, contact  Autumn Brown at 315-386-8561 ext. 44202 or email her at [email protected],” said CCS Superintendent Ron Burke.

 

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County’s Local Food offers free product photo shoot
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:34 am

CANTON -- With farmers adding online sales to their already full schedules, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County’s Local Food team is offering another session of free product photo shoots to make this, possibly new and daunting task, a little easier.

The team is working with a professional photographer to ensure all participants receive tasteful, eye-catching images for their sales and marketing purposes.

These shoots are open to all direct-market producers located in St. Lawrence County or those selling their products in the county.

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‘The great blue heron babies are growing fast,’ said photographer Natalie Aldrich of Canton. ‘Lots of activity, lots of birds to observe.’ This photo was taken Saturday, May 23, in Morristown.

Deadline for Parishville-Hopkinton Central seniors to apply for Kiwanis scholarship is June 1
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:24 am

I guess I'm from "the old school" when holidays were observed on the dates they actually happened (this was before the Monday Holiday Law went into effect).

I more or less forgot that Memorial Day fell on Monday, May 25 this year as my brain was looking at my calendar and saying that Memorial Day is falling on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, will be a holiday. Well, it didn't happen that way.

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Reps Stefanik, Ritchie rip Gov. Cuomo over decision to halt phase 2 of reopening local economy
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:06 am

Two North Country politicians blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his last-minute decision to not allow the regional economy to re-open despite the area meeting the metrics for phase 2 of the plan.

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DEC urges North Country hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet due to poor conditions
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:05 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urged hikers to be cautious and postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until high elevation trails have dried and hardened. North-facing trails have retained snow and ice late into the season this year. As snow and ice continue to melt at high elevations, steep trails pose a danger to hikers, thin soils are susceptible to erosion, and sensitive alpine vegetation is easily damaged.

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National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association cancels June meeting
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:05 am

The June 8 meeting for National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1696 in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be in the fall.

For more information about NARFE call 315-764-5507 for the local chapter or check the NARFE website www.narfe.org.

 

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John Zufall of Lisbon, spends his 22nd birthday by social distancing with a few friends on an uninhabited island near Waddington recently. Photo submitted by David Zufall of Lisbon.

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Julie Pratt, Lisbon, displays her homemade soaps, deodorants, lotions and shampoos at Canton Farmers’ Market, downtown Canton, Friday, May 22. NCNow photo.