Potsdam police blotter, Aug. 23
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 9:01 am

0007 Traffic stop on Market Street

0014 Traffic stop on May Road

0040 Traffic stop on Sandstone Drive

0832 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call

0920 Fraud complaint on Elm Street

0930 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call

1027 Handicap parking placard issued at 38 Main Street

1149 Welfare check on Maple Street

1157 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call

1157 Fraud complaint on Park Street

1214 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call

1251 Fraud complaint on Elm Street

1342 Traffic stop on Market Street

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American Legion Riders of Post #925 in Norfolk presented $4,825 to Brian Jefferds and Dave Martel of the 10th Mountain Division Association for the Ft. Drum Chapter of the Wounded Warrior Fund. Shown are Cindy Sullivan, Thomas Morrison, Brian Jefferds, Dave Martel, Bob Queor, Lori Queor, James Walrath, Kevin Moriarty, Michael Villenueve, Royal Sheldon, Gail Sheldon, Wayne Hill, Don Hoyt, Marilyn Derouchie, Terry Peterson, Steve Sedlock III and Steve Sedlock IV. Photo submitted by Thomas Morrison.

 

State DOT will have final say on proposed speed limit change in Massena
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 8:30 am

BY ANDY GARDNER

North Country This Week

MASSENA -- The state Department of Transportation will have the final say in a speed limit reduction on North Raquette River Road, east of the village limits.

At Wednesday's Town Council meeting, concerned residents from the area spoke and said they believe the speed limit should be reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph. They say because of dips and curves, it's dangerous going in and out of driveways, and there have been accidents.

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Potsdam Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 8:29 am

POTSDAM -- At the Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 20, the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce approved the membership applications of four new members.

The chamber welcomes the Barking Dog Saloon, Anastasia’s Bakery, Poppin’ Pop Ups, and Darque Crystal.

More information on these businesses can be found at www.potsdamchamber.com.

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What’s Going On: Barn quilt workshop in DeKalb, rock painting in Massena, lunch & learn program in Gouverneur
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 8:28 am

WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS ON TUESDAY

Barn quilt workshop

DEKALB: Barn quilt workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kendrew Grange, Stevenson Road; materials provided, bring lunch, kitchen privileges, beverages available; cost: 2 by 2 foot board $60, 12 by 12 inch board $30, with three paint colors; additional colors $3 per; pre-register by Aug. 12: 315-212-8595; 315-229-8549.

Rock painting

MASSENA: Paint rocks with nature center staff, free event; 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

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National Day of Service to honor local emergency workers and law enforcement personnel to be held in Potsdam
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 8:27 am

POTSDAM – A National Day of Service to honor local emergency workers and law enforcement personnel will be held on Sept. 10 at the West Potsdam Fire Hall, 801 County Rd. 34.

There will be speakers representing SLCES emergency services, local police and sheriff’s departments, fire departments and rescue squads.

Refreshments will be provided by the Auxiliary.

A 50/50 drawing will help support the local Chapter 2831 of AARP.

The event is free and open-to-the community.

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Charles D. DeLosh, 79, Colton
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm

COLTON — Arrangements for 79-year-old Charles D. DeLosh, a resident of the Windmill Road, Colton, are incomplete at this time with the Buck Funeral Home in Colton.

Mr. DeLosh passed away late Friday evening at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse with his family at his side.

A complete obituary will be available when finalized.

The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of Charles D. DeLosh.

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Sandra D. Malbone, 78, Potsdam
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 5:58 pm

Mrs. Sandra D. Malbone, age 78, of Potsdam, NY passed away suddenly on August 23, 2019 at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. There are no current funeral plans. Burial will take place at a later date at the North Alba Cemetery in Lake Placid, NY. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave. Potsdam, NY 13676. Memories, thoughts and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.

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Banna Samerpitak, 54, Potsdam
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 5:53 pm

Banna Samerpitak, 54, a resident of Potsdam and owner of Thai Cuisine Restaurant in Potsdam, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at her home.

Arrangements are with Garner Funeral Service. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Tuesday, August 27th from 4 - 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held the next day at the Garner Funeral Service at 11a.m. There will be a celebration later that day at the Thai Cuisine Restaurant at 7 p.m.

Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.

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Here are the hardy souls who have participated in ‘Swim a Mile for Hospice’ for all 10 years of the event as a swimmer, volunteer or boater: Rae Mackey, Caroline Rushforth, former Hospice executive director Brian Gardam, Holly Shannon, Cynthia Morin, Cheryl Ellis, Helen Kenny, waterside safety coordinator Michelle Garrow, Terri Persons and sisters Kallie Whalen and Tommiann Russell. Not pictured are Jan DeWaters and Richard Edwards who swam remotely this year.