Village officials to consider fence barriers where student jumped off Potsdam bridge
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — The Village Administrator plans to present prices at the June village board meeting for jump barriers along the village’s two bridges over the Raquette River near where a Clarkson student drowned in early May.
Village Administrator Greg Thompson told the board at their meeting in May that the idea for fence barriers on the bridges was suggested in an email forwarded to him by Village Trustee Alexandra Jacobs Wilke.
St. Lawrence Health recognizes three registered nurses for distinguished service
Morgan Lintner, RN, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, was presented a DAISY Award for her compassion, teamwork, persistent patient advocacy, community awareness, consistent adherence to the highest clinical and ethical standards of the nursing profession, and timely, informative, and therapeutic communication.
Free screening of Chase the Dragon, addiction talk planned June 1 in Massena
MASSENA — Massena Drug Free Community Coalition is hosting the film screening of Chase the Dragon at the community center, 61 Beach St. on June 1 from 6-8 p.m.
The documentary is about people struggling with addiction.
The screening will followed by a panel discussion with a police officer, EMS professional, mental health PA, behavioral counselor and others.
Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will serve free spaghetti.
Contact [email protected] or 315-713-4861 if you require accommodations.
Adirondack Mountain Club hosting weekly walks on Clarkson Munter Trails in June
POTSDAM — The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will hold its June weekly walks on the Clarkson Munter Trails every Thursday at 6 p.m.
The walk is approximately 2 miles and 1 hour round trip.
Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam).
Contact Marianne Hebert, [email protected], 315-265-0756 for information.
Long-time Potsdam mayor will not seek re-election in November; village clerk expected to retire
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — There will be some changes in village government after this year.
Long-time Mayor Ron Tischler will not seek re-election, Village Clerk Lori S. Queor is retiring this year after three decades of service, and Village Trustee Abby Lee will also not seek re-election in November.
Tischler made the announcement at the village board’s May meeting.
June events at Ogdensburg library include dinosaur day, comic books, tie dying, fishing gear
OGDENSBURG – A Dinosaur Day, after school crafts with tie dying and drawing comics, an outdoor book walk, and free fishing gear rentals are June offerings at Ogdensburg Public Library.
A dinosaur watch, dinosaur dig, dinosaur story time and dinosaur cookies will be held on National Dinosaur Day, Thursday, June 1, at Ogdensburg Public Library.
After school crafts days at 4 p.m. will be June 16 to learn to draw comics, and June 30 to tie dye in the library park (bring your own shirt).
BOCES school board meeting planned June 1 in Canton
CANTON — The St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services, will meet Thursday, June 1, at the Educational Service Center, 40 W. Main St., beginning at 6 p.m.
Massena man accused of holding knife to victim's throat in Brasher
BRASHER -- A Massena man was charged after allegedly holding a knife to another person's throat during an incident May 27 on State Highway 11C, according to state police.
Troopers said they charged 33-year old Marcus Shatraw with second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment at 4:26 p.m. that day.
Investigation revealed Shatraw allegedly passed the victim in his vehicle and stopped in front of the victim's vehicle, causing them both to stop.
Shawtraw, who the victim recognized, got out of his vehicle and put a knife to the throat of the victim, officers said.
Memorial Day parades and ceremonies were held Monday throughout the North Country. In Ogdensburg, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ogdensburg Post 2936 American Legion Post 69 held a ceremony held at the Veterans Cemetery. There was a luncheon at the VFW Post at 1112 Champlain Street following the ceremony. Prior to that a memorial service, the Ogdensburg Veterans Association held a ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Monument. Photo submitted by John Rishe.
Jennifer A. Clark, 73 of Edwards, died on May 26, 2023, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, entrusted with arrangements. There will be no services.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to American Wild Horse Campaign, PO Box 1733, Davis, CA, 95617.