St. Lawrence County Sheriff Candidate endorsed by four unions with members from sheriff's department, Massena police
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Candidate Patrick ‘Rick’ Engle, R-Lisbon, has now been endorsed by four unions whose employees work for the Sheriff’s Office and the Massena Police Protective Association.
Engle is challenging Undersheriff Sean O’Brien, R-Ogdensburg, for the Sheriff’s job. Both candidates are expected to appear on the Republican ballot, forcing a primary race in June.
Massena village budget comes in $200 below tax cap
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — Village Mayor Greg Paquin’s tentative 2023-24 budget has come in $200 under the projected tax cap.
Paquin presented the tentative budget during the village board’s March 20 meeting.
According to Paquin, the budget could come even further under the tax cap after budget sessions are held over the next few weeks.
Tonight's Science Café in Potsdam to focus on clean energy
POTSDAM — The next Clarkson University Science Café talk titled “Fueling our Future with Clean Energy Conversions” will be held this evening (Thursday, March 23) at 7:15 p.m. at the Potsdam Civic Center community room, 2 Park St.
The need to achieve a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases to forestall climate change is critical, says the presenter Prof. Simona Liguori (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, CU). It is now imperative that we transition to more environmentally friendly processes, as well as to using sustainable energy sources and alternative
Massena Rotarians hosting Pancake Day
MASSENA — The Massena Rotary Club has been hosting its annual Pancake Day, Massena’s official spring coming out party, for over 60 years. This year’s event will be Saturday, March 25.
Rotarians and friends will cook pancakes with real butter and New York State maple syrup.
Massena Rotary’s famous sausage will also be served along with coffee, milk and juice.
The breakfast will go from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The cost is $10 which also includes a 50/50 raffle ticket.
Children 7 and under eat for free.
SLC Arts in Potsdam to host four events to celebrate National Poetry Month
POTSDAM — SLC Arts will host four events to celebrate National Poetry Month this April.
National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate and bring awareness to the artform.
On Tuesday, April 4 from 5-6:30 p.m., Creatives Rebuild NY Artist Karyn Crispo will hold a poetry workshop, “The Healing Power of Poetry: How it Serves Us All” at the SLC Arts Temporary Storefront located at 45 Market St. There is a $5 minimum registration fee.
Two Canton middle schoolers and modified team members recently took home top honors from the Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Challenge held in Champlain. Jeffrey McCarthy (14) and Logan Stiles (13) both won the regional contest and headed to the Conference Challenge in Syracuse on Saturday, March 18th. The event in Champlain pitted all the winners from the local K of C Free Throw contests from around the region. Picture submitted by Terry White.
Hermon man faces DWI, other charges in connection with February accident in Pierrepont
PIERREPONT — A Hermon man was charged with driving while intoxicated and other offenses in connection with a Feb. 12 accident on County Route 29.
A county sheriff’s deputy charged Andrew J. Burwell, 37, with driving while intoxicated, a class D felony, on March 22. Burwell had two prior DWI convictions, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
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NORWOOD – Funeral services for Abraham A. “Sonny” Gonyou, 81, a resident of 2951 County Rt. 35, Norwood, will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Knapps Station Community Church, with Rev. Lee Sweeney presiding. Sonny passed away early Wednesday morning, March 22, 2023, at his home with family at his side.
SeaComm recently purchased 25 pairs of Clarkson Hockey tickets and donated them back to its membership. The 50 tickets were raffled for free on the credit union’s Facebook page, and the winners were notified by phone one week prior to the hockey game, which took place on Friday, February 24 at Cheel Arena. SeaComm also provided the ticket winners with winter hats, pop sockets, as well as complimentary popcorn and refreshments. This event was part of the credit union’s Pay-It-Forward Program, which enables SeaComm staff to deliver acts of kindness in the communities they serve.