Jaynie Trudell was among the many performers at Potsdam’s Porchfest held Sept. 3. The event was organized by the St. Lawrence Arts Council. Musicians from all over the county entertained audiences outside on porches or other outdoor “stages” such as the front of the Potsdam Public Library, in this picture. Photo courtesy of Kat Dinneen.
The 2022 Craft, Food & Wine Open Air Market is open today, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with 60 unique vendors at the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, Madrid. The living history museum will also host a lunch to support their projects. This event is hosted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Click here for earlier article. Photo provided by St. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Cool, windy day on tap for St. Lawrence County
Another cool and windy day is on tap for the North Country today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
This period of drier weather will continue until Sunday afternoon when rain showers associated with a warm front begin to enter the region, NWS says. A prolonged period of rain showers is expected to linger throughout the North Country through the first half of next week.
Expect a high temperature today around 64 with sunny skies, NWS says. The overnight low will be around 45.
The forecast through next Friday is as follows:
POTSDAM – Linda Marie Bard, 74, passed away September 22, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Linda was born on June 29, 1948, in Potsdam, the oldest child of Leonard and Marion (Shatraw) Crump and attended Potsdam Central Schools.
On May 12, 1979, she married John T. Bard.
She was a full time mom, grandmother, greatly enjoyed caring for her family.
Linda’s pride and was joy was her family and her church, The Potsdam Church of the Nazarene, where she greeted the congregation with a smile and prayer for anyone in need.
Canton village board discusses restarting Downtown STOMP event
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON – There was brief talk at Wednesday night’s village board meeting about resurrecting the Downtown STOMP event.
Canton Economic Developer Leigh Rodriguez, in her report to the board, noted office is again working with the St,. Lawrence University Community Based Learning Program with two students on board for two hours per week through November.
Massena town board takes action at personnel issues
MASSENA — The Massena Town Board took the following personnel actions during its Sept. 21 meeting.
• Reappointed John Acton to the Board of Assessment Review for a five-year term from 09/2023 to 09/2028
• Accepted the resignation of Library Clerk Christina LaShomb, effective Aug. 26, 2022
• Approved funding for Judge Eric Sharlow to attend the 2022 NYS Magistrates Association meeting at a total cost of roughly $1,430, most of which is reimbursable through OCA.
Community luncheon to be held in Norwood 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.
There will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, applesauce, and homemade desserts.
Lunch is free, and all are welcome.
This egret was spotted recently in a swamp near Richville. Photo submitted by Sharon Dafoe.
See and learn about lake sturgeon at Nicandri Nature Center in Massena
MASSENA — The public will have an opportunity to view live lake sturgeon and learn more about them at the Nicandri Nature Center on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The event is one of several being staged by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) celebrating the continuing recovery of the state’s three sturgeon species.
Democrat Lapper running for new State Senate District 45 to visit Potsdam, Canton, Massena, Akwesasne
Democrat Jean Lapper is running for the New York State Senate in the newly reconfigured District 45, the largest senate district in the state which includes much of St. Lawrence County as well as surrounding counties.
She will arrive in St. Lawrence County on Sunday, Sept. 25, and will meet local voters in Potsdam, Canton, Massena, and Akwesasne.
Her first stop will be at Jernabi’s Coffeehouse, 11 Maple Street in Potsdam, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Next on the schedule is a visit to Canton from noon to 1:30 p.m.