Emergency services director says moving Ogdensburg police dispatch to county by year's end not realistic
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG – A resolution passed Monday intends to move Ogdensburg’s police dispatch to the county by the end of the year, but St. Lawrence County Emergency Services Director Matt Denner says that’s not a realistic timeframe.
Denner notified the city of such via a lengthy memo sent to the city manager prior to the meeting and had planned to speak at the meeting.
Cabbage roll sale in Massena
MASSENA -- A cabbage roll and stuffed pepper sale and bake sale will be held at the Massena First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 3 starting at 8 a.m.
Call 315-769-8036 to preorder your items.
Cabbage rolls or stuffed peppers are $4 each.
Katie Cunningham controls the ball in a Heuvelton Soccer practice. NCTW photo by Dave Shea.
Former soldier sentenced to 30 months for burglaries of Gouverneur and DeKalb gun shops in 2019
SYRACUSE -- A former U.S. Army solider previously stationed at Fort Drum was sentenced today (Tuesday, Sept. 29) in federal court for burglarizing two St. Lawrence County gun shops in 2019.
Rian Patterson, 23, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison for the burglaries, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
About 4,000 briefly lose power in Massena outage on Tuesday afternoon
Updated 8:35 p.m. Sept. 29 to include more info from MED superintendent
MASSENA -- Massena Electric Dept. says 4,000 customers were impacted by a power outage on Tuesday afternoon.
MED Superintendent Andy McMahaon said the outage impacted the village and the western half of the MED service territory.
The power was out starting at 2:03. Some got power back at 2:18 p.m., he said, later adding that West Hatfield Street, customers around Route 56 and those on route 37 in Louisville were restored about 2:29 p.m.
No new cases of COVID-19 reported in St. Lawrence County on Tues.; 5 cases active
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department officials say there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the county on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
There are five active cases with none of them hospitalized.
Go to https://www.stlawco.org/ to check out the COVID-19 Cases by Town map layouts. Public Health will also post the maps on their Facebook page, @SLCPublicHealth.
Health officials said 313 cases have been released from isolation and four have died of the illness.
Amy Sipher checks out upcycled handmade sweater mittens and paracord items sold by Melissa Miller of Paracord and More, Madrid, at the Craft, Food and Wine Open Market Saturday. The event, sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, was held at the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum. NCNow photo.
State police asking for tips in search for missing Moira couple
MOIRA -- New York State Police are investigating a missing husband and wife from Moira.
James A. Helm Sr., 76, and Sandra L. Helm, 70, both of Moira, were last seen in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 27, troopers said.
Brasher Falls native among coaching staff of Stanley Cup champs Tampa Bay Lightning
BRASHER FALLS -- St. Lawrence County has a second connection to the NHL’s 2020 Stanley Cup champions.
A Brasher Falls native who is a coach for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning is now a Stanley Cup winner.
Derek Lalonde, formerly of Brasher Falls, is an assistant coach with the team. He signed with the Lightning in July of 2018.
“The Town of Brasher and the North Country’s Tri-Town area is very proud of Derek Lalonde Assistant Coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning for his team’s victory in winning (the) Stanley Cup last night,” said Mark Peets, town supervisor.
Only one COVID-19 case remains at St. Lawrence County colleges; more than 17,000 tests performed
St. Lawrence County's four colleges are also reporting COVID-19 on their respective campuses. The following are updated cases and testing at each college.
SUNY Canton reports 1,899 people tested as of Sept. 25 with three positives. One of those is active and two have recovered, officials said.
SUNY Potsdam has performed 4,085 tests on students with three coming back positive, as of Sept. 29. Those cases have since been cleared by the department of health. There are two pending COVID-19 tests for students.