St. Lawrence County to get new software, scanner to recreate 3D models of crime scenes
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
CANTON — The St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office will soon have new software that can be used to create 3D models of crime scenes while getting exact measurements of the locations.
County legislators recently approved a budget modification of $59,799 to purchase the FARO Zone equipment, which includes a laser scanner, laptop, the FARO Zone software and training for six people.
Village of Massena schedules budget workshops
MASSENA — The Village of Massena has announced its schedule of budget workshops for fiscal year 2023-24.
On Tuesday, March 21 the village board will hold a regularly scheduled board meeting, during which Mayor Greg Paquin will present his tentative budget for 2023-24.
Officials will also hold a public hearing at 5:30 to consider authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the 2% limit. The vote would be a technicality to ensure officials have the ability to exceed the threshold but officials say they are confident the village will not have to exceed the threshold.
Zonta Club of Canton donates 30 copies of ’Hands Are Not for Hitting’ book
CANTON — The Zonta Club of Canton distributed 30 copies of the book, Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi, to 11 elementary school libraries and 19 county libraries.
The Zonta Club of Canton announced the culmination of one of its projects, achieved with funding from Community Bank, N.A. and the support of the North Country Library System’s and BOCES delivery services.
The intended audience is four- to nine-year-olds.
Cinema 10 to screen Decision to Leave March 20
POTSDAM – On Monday, March 20, at 7:15 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre in Potsdam, Cinema 10 will screen Decision to Leave/ Heojil kyolshim (2022, S. Korea, d. Park Chan-wook) 139 minutes, R.
Movies are shown at 7:15 p.m.
General admission is $5.50 for general and with a sharable season rate of $45. Student and senior citizens rates are $4.50 general and $35 season.
Masks are required at all Cinema 10 screenings.
The Black Lake Fish and Game Association hosted a wood duck nesting box construction event on Saturday, March 18. Preston Demick, left, and Breccan Demick display a wood duck nest box, similar to the boxes being built at the Brier Hill Community Center. Photo courtesy of Michael Warren.
George and Lyra Tulloch view sap collected with both buckets and tubing while touring the sugar maple bushes on a horse-drawn wagon at FineNmaple, Norwood, March 18. FineNmaple is offering Maple Weekends March 18, 19, 25 and 26 with breakfast served 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and tours available until 3 p.m. NCNow photo
Cooler weather, snow showers likely moving into St. Lawrence County this weekend
Slightly cooler weather is expected today across the St. Lawrence Valley with possible snow showers developing late this afternoon and tonight in the Adirondacks, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The greatest snowfall accumulation will be in the vicinity of Route 3 from Saranac Lake westward, NWS says. Elsewhere, scattered snow showers move across Sunday morning with perhaps a brief localized snow squall.
It will be breezy tonight and breezy and much colder Sunday, forecasters say.
The extended forecast through Friday is as follows:
Norwood, Hogansburg residents accused of drug possession
CANTON -- A Norwood woman was charged with drug possession Thursday afternoon, according to state police.
Amanda R. Felix, 35, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 12:05 p.m., police said.
She was cited and released.
STOCKHOLM -- A Hogansburg man was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop Friday morning, according to state police.
OGDENSBURG - Graveside Funeral services for Marymargaret Griffith, 87, of Lovejoy Road, Ogdensburg will be held in the spring at Hillcrest Cemetery in Heuvelton. Mrs. Griffith died on Wednesday evening, March 15, 2023, at her home following a long illness, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.
Sap season underway in St. Lawrence County
BY ADAM ATKINSON
and CHERYL SHUMWAY
North Country This Week
As winter begins to wane and the days grow longer in the North Country, local maple syrup producers are beginning to harvest sap and fire up boilers to render down maple syrup.
After the sap is pumped or hauled from maple trees, maple steam pours from cupola ventilators perched atop sugar shacks sitting among the bare late winter trees for several weeks in St. Lawrence County.
Sap boil has begun