Assemblyman Gray talks local roads
Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) is releasing the fourth episode of ‘The Gray Area’ video series. In this week’s episode, Gray discusses his support for the ‘Local Roads are Essential’ coalition. The coalition is calling on the governor to boost funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) by $200 million and the Emergency Winter Recovery (EWR) program by $70 million. Over 600 highway superintendents from across the state joined Gray and his legislative colleagues for a press conference on Wednesday.
St. Lawrence County sales tax revenue up 15.3% from 2022 numbers
Local government sales tax collections rose by 15.3% in January through February compared to the period in 2022, according to an analysis recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, collections totaled $12.2 million, up nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year.
Sales tax collection in New York state totaled more than $3.532 billion in the first two months of 2023, an increase of 11.4% or nearly $400 million compared to the same period last year, according to the new report.
Retired Glens Falls editor to address local news media challenges Wednesday in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Ken Tingley, author of “The Last American Newspaper,” will discuss his latest book and the challenges facing local news media in the NYSUT Building, 59 Lawrence Ave. on Wednesday March 22, at 6 p.m.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Tingley is the first speaker in the “Elevate the Conversation” speaker’s tour sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee.
Red Cross holding blood drives throughout St. Lawrence County
The American Red Cross is staging the following upcoming blood donation opportunities:
• Today, March 20, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hammond Central School, 51 S. Main St.
• Tuesday, March 21, 12-4 p.m., Horizons, 56-58 Main St., Massena; and 12-6 p.m., Potsdam High School, 29 Leroy St.
• Thursday, March 23, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Dobisky Visitors Center, 100 Riverside Ave, Ogdensburg
• March 24, 1:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SUNY Potsdam-Merritt Hall, 44 Pierrepont Ave.; and 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Winthrop American Legion Post 514, 675 State Highway 11C
Opinion: Ignorance will not be an excuse, says Knapps Station man
Editor's note: Multiple national media organizations have reported that no evidence exists that the 2020 election was stolen. Below are links to news articles of various political leanings that discuss the issue.
Clarkson professor recognized for work on 'Small Family Firms'
POTSDAM -- Clarkson University Reh Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership Christian Felzensztein was recently awarded an international recognition by the Rector of the University of Monterrey and the Center for Family Business in Mexico for his research and impact on Small Family Firms in Latin America.
Opinion: County Corrections Association supports Engle for sheriff
To the Editor:
The St. Lawrence County Corrections Association Local 2390, is proud to announce our endorsement of Detective Patrick “Rick” Engle for St. Lawrence County Sheriff. We strongly believe that Rick Engle is the right person for the position.
DEKALB JUNCTION -- Lori E. Chilton, 60 of DeKalb Junction, died on March 17, 2023, at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, Canton.
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is entrusted with arrangements.
There will be calling hours at the funeral home, Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1 PM – 3 PM.
Burial will be at a later date at the Old DeKalb Cemetery, Old DeKalb, NY.
Former Canton athlete wins U.S. National Olympic Weightlifting Championships
Former Canton athlete Jim Randall, know as Pastor Jim, recently captured several U.S. National Olympic Weightlifting Championships. Submitted Photo.
Opinion: Solar will help energy scarcity come to end, says Hermon resident
To the Editor: