Outdoor dining at St. Lawrence County restaurants now permitted in phase two of reopening
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00 am

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced outdoor dining at restaurants in St. Lawrence County and across the state will be permitted in phase two of reopening.

Restaurants in the seven regions that have already entered phase two -- the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, the Southern Tier and Western New York -- can reopen for outdoor dining beginning tomorrow, June 4.

Outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated.

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WWNY-TV, which covers St. Lawrence County, changes newsroom leadership, on-air staff
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00 am

WWNY-TV, a television news station covering St. Lawrence County and the North Country, is making several changes to its newsroom leadership and on-air staff.

The changes were announced to the staff today (Monday, June 1) by Eric O. Krebs, Vice-President and General Manager, WWNY/WNYF/MeTV.

Scott Atkinson will retire after 22 years as WWNY’s News Director, and after more than 40 years in the news industry. Atkinson is among the longest serving news directors in the nation.

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Price Chopper looks to provide milk to North Country food banks
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00 am

Price Chopper/Market 32 is joining forces with American Dairy Association North East in support of Fill a Glass with Hope® to provide fresh milk to local food banks.

Price Chopper stores are located in Potsdam, Canton, Gouverneur, Massena and Ogdensburg.

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Sunny Side Cemetery of Morristown to hold annual meeting June 15
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00 am

MORRISTOWN -- Sunny Side Cemetery of Morristown will hold its annual meeting Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the cemetery.

Rain date will be June 16 at 7 p.m. in the cemetery.

Lots are available for sale any time during the year.

Info: Denise Barse, 315-375-6370.

 

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After taking a public poll, the town and village of Massena have agreed on this new logo. See story for more details.

Massena drive-in opening at half capacity with daily shows planned through Labor Day
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:29 pm

Massena’s 56 Auto Drive-in Theater is now open for the season, following COVID-19 restrictions. NCNow photo.

MASSENA -- The 56 Auto Drive-in Theater is now open for the season.

While indoor theaters remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the drive-in will be operating every day through Labor Day.

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Canton's Cobb, running for Congress, opposing use of military to police American streets
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:25 pm

CANTON -- Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb says she’s joined with NY-21 veterans in condemnation of the use of 10th Mountain Division soldiers, or any members of the US military to police the streets of American cities.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Fmr. Deputy Under Secretary James Miller each issued statements opposing the president’s dangerous choice to invoke the Insurrection Act, according to Cobb..

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St. Lawrence County agrees to one-year extention of Ogdensburg sales tax deal
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:22 pm

St. Lawrence County legislators passed a one-year extension on the sales tax agreement between the county and the City of Ogdensburg.

With agreement already approved by the city council, the deal should put a pause on contentious negotiations that have taken place over the past year.

The resolution gives the county and city an option to extend the existing agreement until Nov. 30, 2021 in case they need more time to bargain.

The resolution included a modification that County Attorney Steve Button said was added at the request of the state Comptroller’s Office.

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Ogdensburg Remington Museum holding online 'art highlights' Joan of Arc sculpture
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:21 pm

Laura Foster, retiring wxecutive director of the Frederic Remington Art Museum, with Sally James Farnham’s ca. 1918 bronze sculpture, Joan of Arc. Foster will be featured in a live conversation via Zoom for an Art Highlights & Tea lecture on June 10. Photo submitted by Frederic Remington Art Museum.

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1 new case of COVID-19 reported in St. Lawrence County on Wednesday; more than 10,000 tested
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 3:11 pm

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department officials say they learned of one new COVID-19 case on Wednesday, June 3, bringing the total number of infections in the county to 207.

So far 187 people have recovered, the department said.

St. Lawrence County hospitals have tested 10,059 people as of Tuesday, June 2, the most recent date for which data was available, officials said.

One person is hospitalized with the illness and there have been two deaths, the department said.

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