Potsdam village board approves fire department memberships, adopts video meetings law, other business
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — The village board has approved fire department memberships, an appointment, adopted a law on video conferencing for public meetings, approved an environmental assessment, agreed to participate in a study for a countywide composting facility and agreed to advertise for bids for several land surveys.
The trustees and the mayor took care of these and other points of municipal business at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 19.
Grant funding to support bullying prevention at school districts in St. Lawrence County
School districts in St. Lawrence County pursuing grant funding to support bullying prevention, character education, and social media safety programs are encouraged to apply to the Daniel J. Briggs Fund for Integrity of the Northern New York Community Foundation.
Up to $1,000 in funding is available this year.
The charitable fund was established at the Community Foundation in 2015 to provide resources for key educational programs that raise awareness of bullying in local schools and communities.
St. Philip's Church in Norwood offering community luncheon Sept. 28
NORWOOD — A community luncheon will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 42 S. Main St.
Meal includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, applesauce, and homemade desserts.
Lunch is free, and all are welcome.
Rob Larrabee, a local country music performer from Canton, entertains at the Norwood Festival Sept. 17 at the Village Green. The festival also included a performance by 13-year old Nicole White, from Norwood, a craft fair and vendors and activities for children hosted by the Norwood Police. NCNow photo
PENN YAN -- Ruth (Jensen) Smithoover of Penn Yan, NY born Sept. 30, 1927, passed away peacefully September 18, 2022.
Ruth was a Graduate of Gorham, NY High School 1944.
She was the daughter of Peter and Clara Jensen of Dresden, NY.
Ruth was pre deceased by her parents, Peter and Clara Jensen, her two sons, James and William Smithoover, her husband, James E Smithoover, her sister and brother, Irene (Robert) Strosnider and George (Jane) Jensen and their children, Janet and James Jensen.
Canton - Frederick F. "Fred" Rycroft, 77, of County Route 21, Canton died at his home while under the loving care of his family on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
Arrangements are incomplete with Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Canton.
Among his survivors are his wife, Deb; and three children, Jennifer, Dean, and John, and Greg Rycroft. An obituary will appear as soon as available.
Potsdam town board renews contract with consultant to handle ARPA funds
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — The town board has renewed its contract with a consulting firm that will advise the municipality on how best to spend its dole from the American Rescue Plan Act.
The contractual arrangement the town has with East Syracuse firm Strategic Development Specialists, LLC to provide administration and compliance for the municipality’s funding allotment will renew on Oct. 29.
Two new hospitalists at Canton-Potsdam Hospital
POTSDAM – Two new Hospitalists have joined the St. Lawrence Health medical team. Sarthak Patel, MD; and Roshanak Salehi, MD, are both practicing at Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH).
Massena town board to hold public hearing on overriding tax levy
MASSENA — A public hearing has been set by the Massena Town Board for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to attend to speak regarding the potential authorization to override the 2023 town budget tax levy.
Officials say the vote will simply give the board the authority to override the levy, if necessary, however it is not a given that overriding will be necessary.
The public hearing will be held in room 30 at town hall and will be held before the board’s next official meeting.
Music on Main in Canton sets line up for Wednesday
CANTON — The line-up for the next Music on Main Wednesday night on Sept. 28 is as follows:
Brad Ladison at Nature's Storehouse, Mike Brewster at Grasse River Outfitters/Windward Music, Franny Knott at The Pear Tree and Rob Larrabee at Little Italy 5:30-7:30 p.m.