What's Going On: Town wide sales in Potsdam, bag sale in Norfolk Saturday
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:25 pm

SALES, BAZAARS ON SATURDAY

Town wide sales

POTSDAM: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce 0rganizing town-wide garage sales, held all day; on or after Aug. 1, visit potsdamchamber.com or find the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, for details about listing a sale.

Bag sale

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While kayaking on the St. Lawrence River, Koren Bradish spotted a bald eagle catch a fish and carry it over to a nearby tree and devour it. ‘So majestic,’ she said.

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Selphie Desir, center, a nursing major from Queens, moves into her dorm at SUNY Canton Monday, with the help of Jean Ady and Bob Desir. SUNY Canton starts classes Thursday. NCNow photo by Cheryl Shumway.

SL County Public Health warns of potentially harmful blue-green algae at Black Lake
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:34 pm

CANTON — The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is warning people about potentially harmful blue-green algae at Black Lake.

The advisory was issued today because a blue-green algae bloom has been visually identified in Black Lake, the PHD said in a press statement.

People and animals should avoid contact with any harmful algae blooms, scums and colored water, the department warns.

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Mosquito spraying set for tonight in Gouverneur
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:34 pm

GOUVERNEUR -- Aerial spraying for mosquitoes is scheduled to take place in the village, weather permitting, during the early evening of Thursday, Aug. 22. If wind or rain is occurring or forecast, spraying will be rescheduled.

A twin-engine blue, white and gold Piper Aztec airplane will do the spraying.

The insecticide that is being used is the same one that was used in the village in 2011 and again last year. It is a “plant derived insecticide that is nearly odorless and very safe and effective to use,” according to the announcement from the village.

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What's Going On: Workshops, programs on bird calls, Spanish flu, soap making on Saturday
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:27 pm

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES ON SATURDAY

Bird calls

MASSENA: Join a nature center guide on a hike to identify bird calls; 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Spanish Flu talk

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Six members of the Crane School of Music Voice Faculty will be front and center, performing arias, duets and ensemble pieces when the Orchestra of Northern New York opens its 32nd season at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 24 at the Clayton Opera House and at 3 p.m., Aug. 25 at Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Read more here.

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Gene Earnie Shantie, 70, Raymondville
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm

Updated Aug. 22 to include memorial service

RAYMONDVILLE -- Gene Earnie Shantie of Raymondville, NY passed away on June 25, 2019 while surrounded by family at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. He was 70 years old.

A Remembrance of Life Ceremony for Gene E. Shantie will be held on September 7th from 12 to 6 at the Norfolk American Legion. Gene died unexpectedly on June 25th, 2019 while recovering from surgery at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. He was 70 years old.

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Roger Austin of the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, Madrid, explains the reconstruction of the museum's log cabin recently. The museum’s Old Fashioned Harvest Days will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 1. NCNow photo by Cheryl Shumway

New Canton Fairfield by Marriot hotel to open Monday
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:45 am

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CANTON — The 80-room Fairfield by Marriott is scheduled to open Monday, Aug. 26, at 5955 U.S. Route 11.

The Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Canton will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Vision Hotels of Corning, New York.

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