MASSENA -- Donna M. Meacham, age 70, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at her home. Friends and family may be received on Sunday December 15, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Massena.
ADAMS -- Barbara Appleby, 92, formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Watertown.
A graveside service will be announced in the spring for East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home in Gouverneur.
Hundreds of firefighters, rescue squad members, police and other emergency services workers came to Potsdam with their equipment today in tribute to West Stockholm Fire Chief Robert E. White, who died at the scene of a fire Dec. 5. See story for details.
Claxton-Hepburn gets Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition
Above are some staff from the Claxton-Hepburn PCMH team. Seated in front are family nurse practitioner Shivangi Modi, Dr. Nupur Nagrare, and family nurse practitioner Rita Crowley. Standing in back are Morgan Lavoie, Whitney Prashaw, Aimee Satterly, Audrey Liscum, Leslie Weldon, Carol Lytle, Marion Parmeter, Jennifer Durant, Kelly Putney, Carol Ferguson and Erica Downey.
First meeting of Potsdam DRI committee Tuesday to begin plan for spending $10 million
POTSDAM – The first meeting of the Village of Potsdam Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee (LPC) is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17 in the Potsdam Community Room, 2 Park St., 3rd Floor.
The LPC meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
This meeting will kick off discussion of how best to use the $10 million grant the village received in Gov. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).
Potsdam-based LC Drives asks for county support as they seek $50 million from state
BY ANDY GARDNER
North Country This Week
CANTON -- LC Drives will seek $50 million from the state to build an expanded manufacturing facility in Potsdam and is asking the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators to support them.
At the board's Monday, Dec. 9 Services Committee meeting, Devon Sutton from LC Drives outlined their vision for the next five years. She is the company's director of strategic operations.
'Footloose' production in Ogdensburg Friday & Saturday
OGDENSBURG -- With the winter blues coming our way, what better way can you brighten your day? The answer is to head to Ogdensburg Free Academy for a performance of Footloose, based on the 1987 movie starring Kevin Bacon that was also made into a Broadway musical.
A cast and crew of more than 60 OFA students are preparing for the two performances that will take place at Ogdensburg.
Directed by Sara Pabis and choreographed by Angela Conzone-Dwyer, the show will feature the classic songs you might have heard on the radio, watched on the movie screen, or seen in the theatre.
What's Going On: 'Queen of cheeses' in Potsdam, community meal in Canton
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Queen of Cheeses
POTSDAM: Potsdam Food Co-Op's Feature Friday sampling featuring French Double Crème Brie, the 'Queen of Cheeses;' noon-2 p.m., 24 Elm St.; 315-265-4630, www.PotsdamCoop.com.
Firefighters gather to honor W. Stockholm Chief White, who died at a fire last week
Firefighters and their equipment from all over the state lined the route between the funeral service at Hosmer Hall and the White residence on Outer Elm Street.
By CRAIG FREILICH
North Country This Week
The Pro Musica choral group is presenting their 52nd Christmas concert on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Ford and Franklin streets. Elementary students from Ogdensburg schools will also perform several songs with the chorus. The eclectic song list will appeal to the young and old alike. Donations are accepted at the door; $5 is suggested, but any free will offering would be welcome. The proceeds are used to purchase new music and to donate scholarships to neighboring schools to students for their choral excellence during their high school years.