LISBON -- Joel Ellis Bixby, a long time resident of Lisbon NY, died at home on September 22, 2023, after a two-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Potsdam NY on August 27, 1945, the son of the late Dr. Donald and Irene McGee Bixby, lifetime residents of Norfolk NY.
A native of Norfolk, NY he graduated from Norwood Norfolk Central School in 1963.
MADRID – A Mass of Christian Burial for Linda M. Newtown, 77, a resident of 1952 St. Highway 345, Madrid, will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church in Madrid with Rev. Garry Giroux presiding.
Burial will be held in the Visitation Cemetery in Norfolk following the services.
Linda passed away early Saturday morning, September 23, 2023, with family by her side at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.
Opinion: Travis for transparency, says Norfolk Town Supervisor candidate
Getting the information out to the people of Norfolk will be a major focal point when I am elected Norfolk Town Supervisor.
According to NYS FOIL and Open Government Law, public board meetings should be available to all. Currently, the only minutes provided to the people are on the Town of Norfolk's website and include only the Town Board meetings. (Zoning and Planning board meetings are not available)
Providing taxpayers with all information removes any suspicion of deception, thus promoting a mutual respect and trust between government and constituents.
Opinion: Morristown resident cites worst proposals in politics
To the Editor:
The three worst proposals in politics, in no particular order, are term limits, a flat tax, and a balanced budget amendment. These are the Dunning—Kruger of political ideas. Nobody that believes in any of these three proposals should be let anywhere near an elected office.
Opinion: County legislator pushing for Smith for Ogdensburg City Manager
To the Editor:
I recently suggested to the Ogdensburg City Council that they consider allowing interim City Manager Andrea Smith to apply and be considered for the full-time position as Ogdensburg’s top administrative official, even if it requires a charter change on the existing residency requirement.
Here’s a few reasons why:
Andrea Smith has earned the job by winning the trust of both sides of a very polarized city council during what everyone realizes has been one of the most difficult governing periods in our community’s history.
Massena town council okays billboard development, installation moratorium extension
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — Massena town council members voted unanimously to extend a moratorium on billboard development, construction and installation in the town of Massena.
The moratorium is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2023 unless the moratorium is extended again.
Officials say the moratorium will allow them to address zoning requirements and installation regulations.
Health Initiative in Potsdam seeks nominees for annual civic awards
POTSDAM – The Health Initiative invites nominations for its three annual awards honoring remarkable individuals: the Patrick “Bird” Kerr Award, the Walter Lacks Award, and the Kelly Johnson-Eilola Award.
The Patrick “Bird” Kerr Award will be given to an employee who exemplifies the admirable qualities Kerr demonstrated. “Bird” was an employee for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and brought smiles to every room he entered. He was very supportive of the Wellness Program in his work as well as in his personal life.
Massena Senior Citizens hosting AARP Driver Safety course Sept. 27-28
MASSENA — Massena Senior Citizens will host the last AARP Driver Safety course for the year on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Community Center, 61 Beach St.
Class sessions run from 1:30-5 p.m. each day and are open to all drivers — regardless of age. Pre-registration required by calling 315-769-7810 no later than Sept. 18.
Fee is $25 for AARP members and $30 for non-members.
Participants must bring their driver’s license and a current AARP card (if a member) to each class session.
For the first class session, arrive at least 20 minutes early.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Norwood plans luncheon Wednesday
NORWOOD – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., will host its monthly free community luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This month’s luncheon will be a buffet luncheon consisting of main entrees, salads, and desserts
Local siblings grew pumpkins this year. Finn Daniels grew his pumpkin and it weighed 118 lbs. Wyette Daniels' pumpkin weighed 102 lbs. Lexie Daniels grew pumpkins that weighed 41 pounds and 37 pounds. The kids grew the pumpkins in their family pumpkin patch for the Gouverneur Pumpkin Festival. The Daniels kids reside in Canton. Each child received a certificate and prize for entering. Photo submitted.