Village moves Dairy Queen project forward in Canton
By ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
CANTON – The village is in the process of completing two procedural steps to move the Dairy Queen rebuilding project forward, including releasing grant funding for equipment and declaring that the rebuild would have no negative environmental impacts.
Ogdensburg Salvation Army offering help to local families
OGDENSBURG – The Ogdensburg Salvation Army is again offering a Christmas Program with their Toys for Tots and Christmas food baskets. The program serves Ogdensburg, Lisbon, Heuvelton and Morristown residents in need. Last year 85 families were served.
The Salvation Army partners with Toys for Tots in giving three or more toys per child up to age 18. Food packages are also given to eligible adults, including seniors.
Applications for the program are at the Salvation Army office, 401 Franklin St., Ogdensburg.
Saturday soccer games in Potsdam moved to Hantz Field
POTSDAM -- The field at Potsdam High School will not be playable for Saturday's games, Potsdam Central Athletic Director Mark Wilson said in an email.
They will at Clarkson University Hantz Field (Walker Arena, 8 Clarkson Avenue) at the originally scheduled game times.
There are no locker rooms available at Clarkson but the visiting teams may use the locker rooms at Potsdam High School before travelling over to Clarkson.
There are bathrooms available inside at Walker Arena.
Tribe to hold referendum on medical, recreational marijuana policy in Akwesasne
AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is holding a referendum Saturday, Dec. 14 to help decide on medical and recreational marijuana policy.
The tribal referendum will include two questions for tribal voters to decide by majority vote – medical marijuana ordinance and adult use (recreational) marijuana regulation.
• Do you support the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council adopting the medical marijuana ordinance?
Potsdam Specialty Paper fined after worker's arm mangled in machinery
BY CRAIG FREILICH
North Country This Week
POTSDAM -- Potsdam Specialty Paper, Inc. (PSPI) faces $15,912 in penalties for conditions that led to the injury of a worker at the Sissonville Road paper plant on June 7.
Oswegatchie resident Timothy Wendt’s right arm was mangled in machinery at the plant that morning, according to state police.
Canton school board makes appointments, okays retirements & resignation
CANTON – The Canton Central School Board of Education approved two retirements, a resignation and several appointments at its Nov. 7 meeting.
The retirements of Teesa Gillan, from the position of elementary teacher, effective June 30, 2020 and Martha Chisolm, from the position of French teacher, effective Sept. 8, 2020 were approved.
The board okayed the resignation of Mary McGovern from the position of boys’ varsity swim team coach for the 2019-20 season.
Crane School hosting Barry Green as artist-in-residence
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will welcome Barry Green as an artist-in-residence from Nov. 11 to 15. The weeklong residency will include public lectures, workshops, recitals and a special performance with the Crane Symphony Orchestra.
Green is a renowned bassist, clinician, author and motivational speaker. He will present three workshops based on his books, offer a lecture/recital and direct the Crane Symphony Orchestra in a multimedia presentation and concert.
All events are free, and the public is invited to attend. The schedule is as follows:
Veterans Day memorial in Ogdensburg on Monday
OGDENSBURG -- A Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial in the parking lot next to the Mosiac building near the twin bridges.
A second ceremony will be held by the VFW Post 2936 at Groulx Park at 11 a.m.
Post members will place wreaths on the various monuments. The money to pay for the wreaths came from the FallPatriot Run earlier this fall.
Soup and sandwiches will be available after at the VFW building on Champlain Street.
Diwali celebration in Canton on Saturday
CANTON – The ASIA Club at St. Lawrence University is hosting the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali, on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in Eben Holden on campus.
There will be Indian food, performances and gifts.
David Zufall of Lisbon left milking the cows for a quick minute Thursday to take in the beautiful sunset that was seen across the county.