Norfolk library closing at 5 today
NORFOLK — The Hepburn Library of Norfolk is closing at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Top stories: Freezing rain hits SLC, Potsdam Blevins car fire, Parishville-Hopkinton makes snow days remote days
Here are the top NorthCountryNow stories and letters for Tuesday, Jan. 17 as determined by our editorial staff and highest number of page views.
OGDENSBURG — Frank Tocco, 83, of Ogdensburg, NY died on December 18, 2022 in Carthage, NY. Per his request there will be no services.
Arrangements are under the care of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Frank was born April 16, 1939 in Terrasini, Sicily the son of Guiseppe Tocco and Maria Guiseppe.
He came to the U.S. in 1953 graduating from high school and later the Detroit Barbour Intermediate School.
In 1963 he enlisted in the U.S. Army receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Marksman Badge (M-14 Rifle), and Expert Badge (M-1 Rifle).
MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Robin Gabri Mott, beloved wife of 45 years and lifelong soulmate of Gregory Mott, mother of son Gabriel (Crystal) Mott, and grandmother of Gabriel II and Ethan, died peacefully on December 31st 2022 in her home in Myrtle Beach, SC where she lived courageously with cancer until the end.
Robin was surrounded by her loved ones, including Winter, her faithful companion and loving golden retriever.
Known for her brilliant smile and contagious laugh, Robin will always be remembered for her warmth and generosity of spirit.
Terry Jensen, on the right, (right) of Massena, was the randomly selected winner of the Massena Hospital Auxiliary’s trip raffle for a one-week stay at the Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Terry received her award from Auxiliary President Maria Macaulay. The fundraiser made over $6,000 which will be used towards the purchase of hospital equipment. Submitted Photo.
Village of Massena to hold public hearings on traffic flow, solid waste disposal, Restore NY
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — The Massena Village Board will hold three public hearings during the board’s meeting today, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Officials and members of the public will be able to discuss a proposed local law that would create designated no parking and no standing zones near the J.W. Leary Junior High School.
Freezing rain, sleet expected tonight and into Wednesday morning
A mix of snow and freezing rain is expected later today with a more likely forecast of sleet and freezing rain around 9 p.m. tonight and continuing into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The updated forecast:
Snow before 5pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet. High near 32. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Potsdam Village Board meeting postponed until Jan. 23
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Village Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to weather and staff illness.
Administrator Greg Thompson says the meeting will instead be held Jan. 23.
Two Massena men charged in alleged burglary attempt
MASSENA — Two Massena residents were charged Monday stemming from an alleged incident on Nov. 15, according to village police.
Christian J. Bullock, 20, and Samuel F. Western II, were both charged with third-degree attempted burglary, felony, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and fifth-degree conspiracy, officers said.
Both subjects were cited and released.
Fish fry offered Friday at Canton VFW Post
CANTON — VFW Post 1231 Auxiliary, Gouverneur Street, will host an in-house dining fish fry Friday, Jan. 20 ,from 4-7 p.m. $13 per dinner.
Menu: (breaded) deep fried fish or oven baked fish, macaroni & cheese or French fries, coleslaw, roll and dessert.
Take out: 315-386-8953.