OGDENSBURG -- Graveside services for Eileen C. Dawley, 87, of Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lisbon White Church Cemetery with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Mrs. Dawley passed away at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home on November 28, 2018.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.
OGDENSBURG -- Funeral services for Doris L. Salton, age 94, will be held on Thursday (May 23, 2019) at 10:00 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at the Flackville Cemetery in Lisbon.
Calling hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Salton passed away on Tuesday (May 21, 2019) at the United Helpers Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
POTSDAM -- Dr. Kerrith Butler Chapman passed away at his home in Potsdam on Sunday, May 19, 2019, after a long illness.
Kerry was born June 8, 1950, in Norwich, Connecticut. He was the son of the late Lyman L. and Dorothy H. (Lamphere) Chapman.
PARISHVILLE – Arrangements for 84 year old Elifabeth Haney are incomplete at this time with the Buck Funeral Home. Elifabeth passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Elizabethtown, NY. A complete obituary will be available when finalized.
The Buck Funeral Home is serving the family of Elifabeth Haney.
More than 150 riders helped raise money for new televisions at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s cancer unit Saturday at the Leather Up For Cancer Event. Organizer Matt McLear said the event raised $2,700. The motorcycle poker run was hosted by Char’s Bar in Morley. Photo submitted by Matt McLear.
St. Lawrence County gained 300 jobs in April, DOL says
St. Lawrence County gained 300 jobs since April 2018 and saw the unemployment rate drop from 5.8% in April 2018 to 5.2% last month, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor.
There were 2,500 people receiving benefits in April 2018 and 2,300 last month.
There were about 40,900 people working in April 2018 compared with about 41,300 last month, DOL said.
Hammond Central School District names McQueer superintendent
HAMMOND -- The Hammond Central School Board of Education has named Douglas McQueer as the next superintendent of schools, starting in the 2019-20 school year.
Current Superintendent Karen Carswell will retire in October, leaving the position vacant.
Potsdam village board approves salaries for eight key positions
Updated 10 a.m. May 23, to correct salary vote tally.
POTSDAM -- The Board of Trustees has approved salaries for people holding key positions in village government.
Trustees also made appointments in the water treatment plant and the wastewater treatment plant.
The salaries are effective June 1. They were approved on a vote of 3-1, with Trustee Maggie McKenna opposed, after an executive session to discuss them.
The salaries are:
• Recreation Director T. Smutz, $44,217
• Village Administrator G. Thompson , $78,030
Massena seeks to restore theater, make riverwalk, fund other projects with downtown grant
By ANDY GARNDER
North Country This Week
MASSENA -- The village is seeking funding for about 20 projects through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative program, including restoring a downtown theater, creating a riverwalk and improving the local business climate through private partnerships.
Mayor Tim Currier said they are including around 20 projects, and would release specifics after they have submitted their application. The deadline is at the end of the month.
Public invited to Green New Deal town hall in Potsdam Wednesday
POTSDAM -- Students, community members, and local leaders are hosting a town hall at Potsdam Town Hall community room, 18 Elm St., on Wednesday, May 29 from 6-8 p.m. to kickoff the next phase of the campaign for the Green New Deal.
The local town hall event is being organized by NC350 and Sunrise, a community organizing movement working with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) to push the Green New Deal.
The event is one of 250 similar town halls being held around the country on the Road to a Green New Deal tour this spring, said a press release from Sunrise.