Local papers and news websites: the ‘glue that holds a community together’
BY BILL SHUMWAY
North Country This Week
Local newspapers and news websites are so much more than just news and ads.
In fact, community papers are often “the glue that holds a community together.”
We help connect citizens, promote the area, address serious community issues and encourage people to “shop local.”
What’s Going On: Northbound concert in Morristown, pond scooping in Massena, ‘stuffies in space’ in Potsdam
LOCAL EVENTS ON MONDAY
CHIPPEWA BAY: Mahjong Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Chippewa Bay Community Club, 1172 County Route 6; free; info, register: [email protected].
MASSENA: Join the nature center for pond scooping; 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.
Stuffies in Space
Massena Fire Department to host open house and car and vendor show Aug. 24 in Massena
MASSENA – The Massena Fire Department is hosting its third annual open house and car and vendor show on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Massena International Airport, 90 Aviation Road.
Admission is free to the public and the classic car owners participating. Donations will be accepted.
There will be an antique tractor display, live music with Ten Cent Green from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., demonstration by U.S. Border Patrol K9 Rocky at 1 p.m., and retrieving demonstrations by Tony Zappia and Ice at 11:30 a.m.
HAILESBORO -- Jane Wranesh, 98, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 after a brief illness.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur with Fr. Stephen Rocker officiating and burial in Hailesboro Cemetery with military honors. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Jane was born on Aug. 16, 1920 in Oxbow, the daughter of Francis and Georgia Weidman Ridsdale.
The all-new ACT Children's Theater at St. John's performed selections from ‘Mary Poppins’ in the Ogdensburg Library Park Friday night to conclude their Summer Musical Theater Workshop. Over 60 people came out to support this inaugural event, which included talent ranging in age from 4 to 17. Photo by Trudell Photographics.
Massena, Ogdensburg and Norwood drivers ticketed by state police
State police charged people from Massena, Ogdensburg and Norwood with driving infractions Friday and early Saturday.
Robert M. Thomas, 56, Massena, was charged by state police early Saturday with speeding, first-offense driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway along State Rt. 37 in Massena at around 4 a.m. He was issued appearance tickets. Troopers say their investigation is pending.
Ogdensburg police blotter Aug. 16
OGDENSBURG – City police investigated two accidents Friday issuing tickets to one driver, and ticketed other drivers, and investigated a pile of stone in the road.
Police responded to reports of a pile of stone in the roadway on State Rt. 37 at 7:53 a.m. They confirmed the report and notified DPW.
They responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7:56 a.m. in the 700 block of Main Street. Maple City was called to tow a grey 2001 Ford four-door, and Rishe’s was contacted to tow a parked a blue 2011 Chevrolet four-door. No charges were reported.
Johnson keeps Bassmaster Elite lead on Day Two in Waddington
Canadian bass pro Chris Johnston held onto the lead Friday in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite tournament in Waddington. Here he is also holding onto a couple of friends during Friday's weigh-in. Photo from Bassmaster.
DWI charge in Potsdam during traffiic stop
POTSDAM -- Bret F. Bates, 31, of Branch, La., was charged early Friday with driving while intoxicated and other offenses during a traffic stop by Potsdam police at 2:12 a.m. along Cedar Street.
Police said a patrol saw the vehicle turn from Market Street to Main Street without signaling. The vehicle then traveled along eastbound on Main Street in the oncoming lane.
At the stop on Cedar Street, Bates was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test, which police said he failed.
Potsdam Police Department blotter Aug. 16
Potsdam Police Department blotter, Aug. 16
0212 Traffic stop on Cedar Street
0807 Vehicle complaint on Sandstone Drive
0928 Traffic stop on Elm Street
0948 Records check at 38 Main Street
1029 Records check at 38 Main Street
1039 Found property in Prosh Lot
1112 Alarm on Lower Cherry Street
1119 Parking problem on Market Street
1130 Fingerprints at 38 Main Street
1154 Records check at 38 Main Street
1204 Potsdam Fire dispatched to a call
1320 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call