Ogdensburg councilors vote to leave fire chief position empty, despite firefighters' pleas
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:02 pm

BY JIMMY LAWTON
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OGDENSBURG – Despite pleas from some councilors, the public and firefighters Ogdensburg decided to leave the fire chief position vacant, which is expected to cost the city more than $3,000 a month out of title pay.

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SUNY Potsdam virtual BFA art exhibit is online this year
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's exhibition of selective bachelor of fine arts programs, featuring the works of students Rebecca Hasenauer, Joyce Lau and Emily Morton are being displayed online in a virtual exhibition.

Normally the BFA Exhibition is held in the Roland Gibson Gallery every spring, and showcases the work of graduating seniors pursuing degrees in visual arts, and graphic design and new media. Due to pandemic the exhibit will be held online.

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Rensselaer Falls resident charged with reckless driving, fleeing an officer in motor vehicle in Hammond
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:53 am

HAMMOND — A Rensselaer Falls resident was arrested Tuesday afternoon following an alleged domestic dispute, according to state police.

Bradley D. Roberts, 36, was charged with reckless driving, third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, officers said.

He was cited and 1:50 p.m. and released.

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Massena woman accused of criminal contempt, drug possession
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:52 am

MASSENA — A Massena woman faces a felony following a domestic dispute investigation Tuesday afternoon, according to state police.

Adriannah M. Sirles, 22, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, officers said.

Police did not report her arrest status.

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Canton, Massena, Ogdensburg residents accused of impaired driving
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:51 am

State police said they charged several impaired drivers on Tuesday and Wednesday across St. Lawrence County. Those charged included:

• Kimberly S. Delgado, 47, Massena, was charged with first-offense operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs at 3:36 a.m. on Hammill Road in Massena. Her arrest status was not made public.

• Justin M. Elliot, 30, Ogdensburg, was charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated on CR 6 in Oswegatchie. He was cited at 9:47 p.m. and released.

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Ogdensburg council votes against recommendation to hire outside council regarding workplace violence complaints
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:13 am

BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg will not hire an outside attorney to investigate workplace violence claims despite a recommendation made by the city attorney.

Council voted against the resolution Monday in a 4-3 vote, with councilors Dan Skamperle, Nichole Kennedy and Michael Powers in favor and Mayor Jeffrey Skelly, Deputy Mayor John Rishe and councilors Bill Dillabough and Steve Fisher opposed.

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Ogdensburg Airport security contract not renewed
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:06 am

BY JIMMY LAWTON
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OGDENSBURG – A contract that would have continued to provide airport security at the Ogdensburg Airport was not renewed Monday.

The contract would have allowed Ogdensburg City Police to continue providing security there, but some councilors had concerns over payments from the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, which had been consistently late over the past year.

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Helping Hands Cindy Talcott Memorial Golf Tournament still being planned for July 18
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:06 am

HANNAWA FALLS -- The Helping Hands Board of Directors decided this week that the Helping Hands Cindy Talcott Memorial Golf Tournament will be held as planned on Saturday, July 18.

The organization will follow state and CDC regulations.

For more information on the golf tournament, call Tom at 315-268-0633 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Helping Hands Food Pantry serves Hannawa Falls, Potsdam, Parishville, Colton, Pierrepont, Madrid, Stockholm, Hopkinton, Brasher, Nicholville, Norwood and Norfolk.

 

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Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County to hold virtual Foster Parent Information Night June 11
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:06 am

CANTON -- Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County is hosting a virtual Foster Parent Information Night on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m.

Virtual Foster Parenting Classes begin Thursday, June 18, and continue for nine additional weeks.

All sessions will be conducted via video conferencing. Participants need internet capabilities, an active e-mail address, and either a webcam or camera phone. If a participant lacks any of the equipment needed, accommodations will be made to provide them.

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SUNY Potsdam recognized the achievements of nearly 900 graduates in the college's 200th Commencement on Saturday, May 23. The virtual ceremony and accompanying watch party was filled with comments and tributes, as graduates, families, students, faculty, staff and alumni shared their memories and congratulated the Class of 2020. Above, SUNY Potsdam President Kristin G. Esterberg, addresses the Class of 2020 during the virtual commencement ceremony. Photo courtesy of SUNY Potsdam.