Lashanna Charlton (left) will face up to 20 years in prison for the killing of her daughter Treyanna Summerville in Gouverneur more than two years ago. Charlton pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter after she allegedly hit her daughter with a hammer causing a wound that became infected and later led to death. See story here.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe closely monitors Child Welfare Act
AKWESASNE - On Kentenhkó:wa/Nov. 9, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the Brackeen v. Haalland case that involves the constitutionality of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe joined an Amicus Brief in a show of unity and support for ICWA, which the Court is not expected to issue a decision on until Ohiarí:ha/June 2023.
Funding available to tackle lead exposures in homes
CANTON – Lead poisoning is a serious problem in St. Lawrence County. The majority of our housing supply was built before a ban on lead-based paint and as a result, many homes within our county may contain lead hazards. Childhood lead exposure can cause a wide range of irreversible health problems including brain damage, slowed growth, development, learning and behavioral problems. However, through proper renovation or mitigation methods lead exposures can be minimized or eliminated.
Mailbox that delivers letters to the North Pole set up in Canton
CANTON — Santa has arranged for a mailbox to be located at Brewer Bookstore, 92 Park St., Children of all ages are invited to bring their letters to Santa’s Mailbox any time between now and Friday, Dec. 24, for immediate delivery to the North Pole.
No postage is required.
Every child that drops off a letter will receive a gift from Mrs. Claus as a token of her appreciation for keeping Santa busy.
Holiday music, art show and short story read-alouds at Potsdam Library
POTSDAM – To kick off the holiday season, Potsdam Public Library is hosting a local brass quartet, flute-violin trio, art show, and holiday-based short story read-alouds on Friday, December 9.
The local brass quartet Broad Band and the flute-violin trio Second Act Trio will perform on Friday from 2-4 p.m. Music will fill the library stacks with both holiday favorites and some classic hits. Both groups will be performing from the mezzanine, overlooking the library. For more info and to register, visit:
Opinion: Gouverneur man provides his views on kilowatt usage
To the Editor:
Anyone who believes that the "average US home" consumes 572 kWh every day should be highly recommended to go back to school and learn basic math and physics. Unless you are running a giant crypto farm in your basement, the average American home is not consuming 572 kWh daily. In 2021, the average US home consumed 886 kWh per month (https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=97&t=3) which equates to 29.53333333 kWh per day (using 30 days in the month).
Norwood man charged with drug possession, speeding in Canton
CANTON – A traffic stop for speeding led to the arrest of a Norwood man on drug-related charges.
Robert D. Adner, 32, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and speeding
On Sunday, Dec. 4, around 9:21 p.m., troopers patrolling south on US Highway 11 reportedly observed a white 2013 Ford F-150 traveling north at a high rate of speed.
Papineau named St. Lawrence University's director of Native American Affairs
CANTON -- St. Lawrence University has named Brenda Papineau director of Native American Affairs. Papineau, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, graduated from St. Lawrence with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2002, a master's in counseling and human development in 2006, and a master's in educational leadership in 2015.
Teddy Bear Toss Friday at SUNY Potsdam hockey game
POTSDAM – SUNY Potsdam Athletics will hold a Teddy Bear Toss during Friday night's Bears men's hockey game with SUNY Canton.
Fans are encouraged to bring any stuffed animal, not limited to Teddy Bears, to the contest with them. The stuffed toys will be thrown onto the ice at the completion of the first period. All of the toys will be donated to Renewal House.
The Bears will face the Kangaroos at 7 p.m. this Friday in Maxcy Ice Arena. It will be Potsdam's last home hockey game of the semester.
Woman faces up to 20 years in prison for killing her daughter in Gouverneur
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua talks with the press following plea deal in a Gouverneur murder case.
BY JIMMY LAWTON
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