K-9 used during traffic stop leads to drug charge for Potsdam woman in Canton
CANTON -- A Potsdam woman was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop on State Highway 310 Saturday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies.
Leann V. Spencer, 37, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and failure to keep right, officers said.
Sheriff's K-9 Knowlton alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics and Spencer was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine.
She was cited and released.
Bruce and Kim Thompson, owners of Southville Maples, stand near a display of their maple syrup during Maple Weekends events, held by many local maple producers the last two weekends in March. Now in its tenth year, the family business has grown to selling about 3,000 gallons of maple syrup each year. For more photos, click here. NCNow photo
Partridge Run Golf Course will open with new food vendor
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON – When the Partridge Run Golf Course opens for the season in late April, there will be food and drink available for golfers, trails users and the general public.
On Wednesday night, March 15, the village board agreed to enter into a food service contract with the Grub Tub, Inc., Canton, and owners Raymond Lobdell and Karen Stowell, who also own and operate GT’s Family Restaurant in Russell.
Registration and sponsorships now open for Potsdam Rotary Golf Tournament
Join Potsdam Rotary for their 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Potsdam Town & Country Club on May 20. Above, a golfer tees off in the 2022 tournament. Rotary photo.
POTSDAM — The Rotary Club of Potsdam invites the North Country community to its 19th annual Potsdam Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 20, at the Potsdam Town & Country Club.
Meet and greet, membership drive with Norwood Senior Citizens slated for March 29
NORWOOD — The Norwood Senior Citizens Club is hosting a meet-and-greet and new membership drive on Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. at the Norwood Municipal Building.
This meeting is for ages 50 years and up. Residents from Norwood, Potsdam and the surrounding areas are welcome.
A luncheon starts at 1 p.m. with fames at 2 p.m.
There will be door prizes; gifts for games; and a 50/50 raffle.
For more info, call Elly Durant at 315-261-4403.
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.