Cooler summer days in the forecast for St. Lawrence County this weekend
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:49 am

Building high pressure across Ontario will bring several cooler days to the St. Lawrence Valley, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Light northwesterly winds will allow low dewpoints to filter in the the region, and highs

will generally reach the low to mid 70s today and through the weekend, NWS says.

Expect highs today to be around 72 with an overnight low of 50, the service says. Saturday will see a high near 73 and an overnight low of 53.

The next chance for any widespread precipitation will hold off until the middle of next week.

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Norwood-Norfolk Central school board appoints coaches, teachers aides, elementary teacher
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:45 am

NORWOOD -- The Norwood-Norfolk Central School Board of Education appointed several coaches, teachers aides and an elementary teacher at its Aug. 20 meeting.

Heather Barclay was appointed as an elementary teacher and will earn a salary of $50,646.

April Cline and Valerie Jones were appointed as instructional aides and will earn $17,345.

Jones was also approved to be the girls modified soccer coach and will be paid $1,350 for her duties.

David Wells was appointed as the boys modified soccer coach at a $2,410 stipend.

 

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North Country Fiddlers to meet tonight in Potsdam
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:45 am

POTSDAM – Stop in for some fiddle fun at the Potsdam Public Library Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. for the first monthly meeting and jam of “North Country Fiddlers.”

“If you’re a fiddler at any skill level, a backup musician, or a non-musical fiddle fan, please consider joining the North Country Fiddlers! Our mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate old time fiddling. And of course, maximum fun!” says their website nocofiddlers.com.

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What's Going On: Blues and BBQ in Hammond, Nelson Brothers in Cranberry Lake, ONNY season opener in Potsdam
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:45 am

LIVE ON SUNDAY

The Nelson Brothers

CRANBERRY LAKE: The Nelson Brothers, pure country music, 2-4 p.m., in the pavilion behind the community center, Route 3; free, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Clifton Community Library.

ONNY season opener

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College students relax and enjoy the last bit of summer before school starts next week. SUNY Potsdam student Indaira Quintana of Oxford stands in an open field on Ogden Island in Waddington earlier this week before classes begin Monday. Photo by David Zufall of Lisbon.

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James Deane Barrick, 85, Canton
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:19 pm

CANTON – James Deane Barrick, 85, of Canton died Tuesday afternoon, August 20, 2019 at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Health Center – Maplewood Campus.

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Linda L. Mandigo, 71, Rossie
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:11 pm

Rossie - Linda L. Mandigo, 71, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

A celebration of life will be held by her family on Saturday, August 24th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. at the family home at 178 County Route 10, Redwood, NY 13679, town of Rossie. Arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.

Linda was born on February 24, 1948 in Watertown and was raised by her parents Charles and Mabel (Bronson) Belcher.

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Jan Jones is playing pickleball at the outdoor court recently opened at the Washington School Apartment complex in Ogdensburg. Interest in pickleball is growing all over the country and the outdoor court and the indoor court at Washington School can be rented by calling Debbie Sullivan at 315-323-4923. North Country Now photo by Dave Shea.

Maintenance closures of Ogdensburg boat launches begin Monday
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:29 pm

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation has announced a repair schedule for two city boat launches. Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, the Ogdensburg Little Park Boat Launch will be closed for repairs.

While those repairs are being made, people are asked to use the Paterson Street Boat Launch and beginning Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 the city’s Paterson Street Boat Launch will be partially closed for repairs.

One-half of the launch area will remain open for public use during repairs.

The contractor is AJK Site Development.

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Clarkson University’s renovated ‘Old Main’ has new life as conference and events space on downtown Potsdam campus
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:28 pm

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University’s downtown campus now features an attractive and modern event and conference space in Old Main at 55 Main St.

In addition to hosting university events, the handsome Potsdam sandstone facility is available for community bookings for meetings, parties, lunches, conferences, training sessions, fundraisers, alumni events, and more.

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