This digital rendition shows a proposed project to honor retired Massena educator and athletic director Martha Slack. The Board of Education recently gave permission for an ad hoc facilities committee to move forward with traising money to buy aluminum lettering over the gym wing entrance naming it after her, along with a plaque in the adjoining hallway. For more details, view earlier story.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The much-anticipated solar eclipse was to have taken place/took place Aug. 21 in St. Lawrence County. While a number of St. Lawrence County residents planned to travel to the path of totality, where the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, those who don’t were still expected to experience quite a show. It's the first total solar eclipse that will be seen in no other country but the U.S. since the nation’s birth in 1776. It is also the first one visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979.
Do you plan to watch/did you watch the solar eclipse?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
An official with the state Unified Court System says there is a legal basis to enforce the town supervisor’s request that out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to Massena as part of their sentences. Several weeks ago, Town Supervisor Joseph Gray wrote the letter asking Acting County Court Judge Derek Champagne to ban three Utica residents who pleaded guilty to possessing narcotics. Lucien Chalfen, communications director for the New York State Unified Court System, says a judge would have a legal basis to enforce Gray’s request. For more, see front page story in Aug. 5-11 Massena-Ogdensburg issue of North Country This Week.
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Community Bank N.A. recently presented Wilderness Healthcare Foundation with a $1,000 donation to support the organization’s annual Charity Golf Classic. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Clifton-Fine Hospital and aid in the purchase of important patient equipment and infrastructure and improvement projects. Photo (left to right): Community Bank N.A. Branch Manager Connie Green, Wilderness Healthcare Foundation Golf Committee Members Clint Farnsworth, Bob Raymo and Allen Splete, Wilderness Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Vanessa Vaverchak and Community Bank N.A. Branch Assistant Yolanda McPhatter.View enlarged photo.
While many St. Lawrence County residents enjoyed the eclipse recently, Natalie Aldrich of Canton says the sun continues to amaze without the moon's help. She captured this photo at Lisbon beach Monday.View enlarged photo.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum is hosting a fundraising golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 25, at the St. Lawrence University Golf and Country Club. Off the Hook Bed and Breakfast and Off the Hook Gas and Grocery is one of the $1,000 sponsors for the upcoming Frederic Remington Art Museum fundraising golf tournament. From Off the Hook are, from left, Nicole Duffy, Jenna Chamberlain, Diane Dawley and Susan Duffy.View enlarged photo.
Instead of asking party guest to bring his presents for his recent birthday, a Norwood boy asked them to bring donations for the Norwood-Nofolk Central Snack Pack program. Clark Hewitt, who turned 7 years old Aug. 16 is pictured above presenting his donations to NNCS Snack Pack coordinator Mary Ellen Todd. He is the son of Jonathan and Tanya Hewitt of Norwood. The program provides participating students in grades K–5 in the school district with healthy foods for the weekends and holidays. There will be a meeting for anyone interested in volunteering on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Norwood-Norfolk High School cafeteria.View enlarged photo.
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