Gouverneur middle school students engage in Veterans Day festivities
Gouverneur Middle School students celebrate P2 Character Strengths in an Old Glory Relay Race as part of Veterans Day festivities. Photo submitted by Michael Hammond, assistant principal.
GOUVERNEUR – Gouverneur Middle School students shine with pride after they participate in the Team RWB Old Glory Relay Race as part of the school's Veterans Day celebration.
POTSDAM -- Debra Ann Williams, 68, of Perrin Road, Potsdam died unexpectedly on Friday morning November 17, 2023, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home, 21 Park Street, Canton, NY.
Additional off-street parking is available behind "LUNA" at 18 Park Street.
Among her survivors are her husband of 49 years, Michael M. Williams, and four sons Paul, Ryan, Chad, and Cory.
An obituary will appear as soon as available.
Free college essay help offered to enhance college application
POTSDAM -- College essay help to enhance your college application is being offered in a free session at Potsdam Public Library Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 3:30 p.m.
The session, for high school seniors and transfer students, will provide individualized assistance in crafting a more professional college essay.
Mrs. Morrison, NYS certified English teacher, will provide guidance, tips, and feedback to help you create an essay that will be a combination of your writing and conversational presentation.
Long-time tradition Holiday of Lights set Nov. 24 in Canton Village Park
CANTON – For nearly the fourth decade of Canton's Holiday of Lights festival, Santa Claus will visit with many Canton area children and light up Christmas trees on the village green at 6 p.m. Friday night after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 24.
As the county's role model for twinkling little white lights on downtown Main Street trees and lighted red-bowed wreaths on each lamp post, the village becomes alive for the cold months ahead.
HARRISVILLE -- A Graveside Service for Clara J. (Cole) Atkinson, age 95, of Harrisville, NY, will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Harrisville Cemetery with Pastor Robert LaClair officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2023, at Frary Funeral Home, Harrisville.
Arrangements are under the care of the direction of the Frary Funeral Home.
Mrs. Atkinson passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, under the care of St. Lawrence Valley Hospice, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Health Services of NNY of Potsdam holds employee recognition event
This photo showcases the Employee of the Month recipients over the past year, as well as the Employee of the Year, Keith Warren, Physical Therapist. From the left are Dyan Mallette, Amy Sovie, Alexis Stephenson, Keith Warren, Administrator Matt O'Bryan, Lauren Briggs, Jessica Deleel, and Amber Delosh-Niles. Photo submitted by Meg Beaulieu.
Opinion: Potsdam man offended by terms used for people with mental disabilities
I’m not alone: I’m deeply offended by the recent use of the term “vermin” to characterize other Americans. I’m also deeply insulted by the continual use of terms such as “lunatics” and “deranged” to characterize other people’s apparent mental stability. These epithets strip people of their human dignity, especially families who live with legitimate mental illnesses.
Opinion: Morristown man takes special pilgrimage for Halloween
To the Editor:
For Halloween, I was a pilgrim. On October 31st, I began a five-day, 115-kilometer pilgrimage across Galicia, Spain, in the footsteps of those who’ve hiked to Santiago de Compostela since the 9th century AD, where the bones of St. James the Apostle lay.
Potsdam Police Blotter, Nov. 16
James J. Besaw III, 45, Winthrop, was charged with Speed in Zone on Nov. 16 at 4:13 p.m. on Pierrepont Avenue
Besaw was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket after patrol observed a vehicle traveling on Pierrepont Avenue at a higher rate of speed. RADAR confirmed the vehicle to be traveling at 45 mph in a posted 30 mph zone.
The ticket is returnable in Potsdam Town Court on Dec. 6.
0205 Property check on Market Street
0434 Alarm fire on Market Street
0434 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call
0554 Alarm fire on Country Lane
Orange, pink and purple colors shine behind the American flag this morning at Potsdam Central Schoo. Photo submitted by Patricia Gonyou.