Election and Referendum Ordinance draft presentation planned Aug. 11 in Akwesasne
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board is planning on presenting its draft of the updated Election and Referendum Ordinance.
Some of the proposed changes include the creation of an Appeal Panel to hear appeals of Election Board decisions, a new process for write-in candidates, and lengthening the election season by changing the date of the caucus.
The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please click on the following link to register in advance: https://bit.ly/3d0aP4j.
Heuvelton United Methodist Church hosting singer Donna Cain Aug. 12
HEUVELTON – The Heuvelton United Methodist Church on Lisbon street in Heuvelton will hold a free outdoor concert on Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.
Join the fun and inspiration with a seasoned singer-songwriter, Donna Cain. There will also be a free ice cream social.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. If the weather does not permit, the concert will be inside at the church.
Actor Hal Smith, a former Massena resident, was one of several dozen celebrities featured in “Legends of Massena” exhibit on display Aug. 5-7 during Massena’s mega reunion of Massena graduates of the 1980s. Smith is most famous as Otis, the town drunk, in the Andy Griffin Show, said event organizer Mariann Witkop. The exhibit was held in the Mercantile building, 2 Water St. NCNow photo
St. Lawrence County hunting and trapping licenses now available
Hunting, trapping licenses now available in St. Lawrence County for 2022-23 season
Hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for the 2022-2023 seasons are now on sale in St. Lawrence County. Expanded hunting opportunities offered last year are also available to hunters this year.
Licenses and permits can be purchased online, at license-issuing agents, or by phone at 866-933-2257. The new hunting and trapping licenses are valid from Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023. Annual fishing licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.
Cindy Talcott Memorial Golf Tournament raises $30,000 in Potsdam
The Cindy Talcott Memorial Golf Tournament raised more than $30,000 for Helping Hands this year. Pictured are Amanda Felix and Kevin Talcott receiving the award from Tom Chappell on behalf of Amy Murphy, The Barry Scholz Volunteer of the Year. Submitted Photo.
'Potty Town,' a documentary about Potsdam toilet gardens, now playing on streaming services
POTSDAM — Director Morgan Elliott’s “Potty Town,” a documentary about the battle between Hank Robar and the village of Potsdam is now playing on streaming services.
Elliott, who is making his directorial debut with the feature film, chronicles the nearly two-decade long battle which began over a small parcel of land in the village.
Robar, who settled with the village in federal court for an undisclosed sum, was a willing participant in the film, helping shed light on the behind the scenes going ons of the legal struggle.
St. Lawrence County IDA to meet Aug. 11
CANTON — The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency is scheduled to meet Thursday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Ernest J. LaBaff Industrial Building, 19 Commerce Lane.
Meetings of the St. Lawrence County IDA – Local Development Corporation, St. Lawrence County IDA – Civic Development Corporation and St. Lawrence County Property Development Corporation will immediately follow.
The meetings are open to the public for in-person attendance.
Celebrating National Farmers Market Week in Ogdensburg
OGDENSBURG — The Ogdensburg Farmers Market & Craft/Art Market, 2321 Ford St. Extension, will celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pony rides, petting zoo, food trucks, live music, farmers, artisans and more are planned
HOPKINTON — Mr. David W. Beekman, age 70 of Hopkinton, NY passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Friday, August 12th from 4-7pm.
There will be words of remembrance from family and friends at 6:30 pm.
Contributions in David’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association @2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or to the Alzheimer’s Association @ P. O. Box 12226, Syracuse, NY 13218.
MASSENA - Franklin E. Eldridge, 77, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop, where visitation will be held Friday, August 12th at 12 noon until 2 pm.
Graveside services with military honors will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Brasher Falls at 2:30 pm.
Franklin was born in Brasher on February 8, 1945, son of the late Ivan and Eleanor (White) Eldridge.
He graduated from Massena High School and proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force from 1962 - 1966.