Potsdam town officials expected to take steps to require DEC to manage outdoor burns
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — Town officials expect to change the municipal code to take Potsdam out of the fire permit business and require the state Department of Environmental Conservation to manage certain kinds of outdoor burns.
Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Murray, who proposed the changes, told the board at their March 14 meeting that there were a couple of reasons for the amendments.
Top stories: Accused murderer waives hearing in Gouverneur, Lisbon voters reject capital project, Potsdam solar project
Here are the top stories for Wednesday, March 15 as determined by our editorial staff and highest number of page views.
Man accused of homicides in Gouverneur, Rossie waives right to preliminary hearing
Opinion: LaRose family says thank you for great jamboree
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Russ LaRose family, we would like to say thank you for a very successful jamboree.
Thank you to Elaine and the people at Norwood Legion for all their help and kindness, thank you to all the people and business' who donated for our raffles, thank you to everyone who donated food and to Gideon's Gallery for their generosity, thank you to everyone who donated money and especially a big thank you to everyone who showed up to show your love and support to Russ.
Pictured above is one of three plaster statues stolen from St. Mary’s Church in Canton on Jan. 29. Canton village police arrested two men in connection with the alleged theft valued at $28,700. See story here. Photo courtesy of the Canton Police Department.
Renovation work moves Massena Central musical to New Testament Church
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — With renovations ongoing at Massena Central School’s auditorium, plans have changed for this spring’s musical.
According to Director Chris Lincoln, this year’s event will be a musical revue featuring a wide range of musical numbers.
Much like the very popular Rocktober and June Rocks, the musical revue will be a stripped back event that will have a similar look and feel to Rocktober with a live band playing with the students.
Cornell Cooperative Extension again offering shooting sports program
Isabella Perretta was among the youth ages 8-18 who participated in the 4-H Shooting Program last year. Registration has started for the program this spring to be held at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club. Photo submitted by Maureen Ring.
Traffic stop leads to drug charges against Potsdam man
POTSDAM – A Potsdam man is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop late Monday, March 13, in the village.
Meschach F. Adams, 28, Potsdam, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of narcotic drugs, third-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, possession of narcotic drug with intent to sell, and two counts of use of drug paraphernalia on March 13 at 11 p.m. on the Waverly Street Extension.
Potsdam Community Room site of craft day on Saturday
POTSDAM — A community craft day is planned for Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Potsdam Community Room (above police and fire station), 38 Main St.
Cost: $10 per person (cash or PayPal).
Info: Sara Zenger, [email protected] .
Space is limited. Sign up at https://forms.gle/zzJrSMPvWkQbYUAn8 .
This a day for crafters of all kinds - paper crafts, sewing, cross stitch, knitting, jewelry making, ect. to get together while working on their craft.
Chili cookoff set Saturday at Morristown Fire Hall
MORRISTOWN — A chili cook off will be held at the Morristown fire hall on Morris Street on Saturday, March 18, from 12-3 p.m. Chili tasting begins at noon.
The public is invited to taste and vote for their favorites.
$5 to sample and vote. Children 12 and younger are free. No charge for competitors.
Cooks wanted. Online entry and information at riverlightsmorristownny.com.
DJ Blind Andy will be there. 50/50 raffle, gift basket raffle and prizes for the winners in each category and the grand prize winner.
GOUVERNEUR – David A. Drake, 80, of Gouverneur, NY passed away on March 14, 2023, at home.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur.
His funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Hart officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in the spring.