On graduation day, Colton-Pierrepont Central School senior Leanne Cary wanted to honor her grandfather on what would have been his 69th birthday, so she made him a part of her mortarboard at the school ceremony. To honor the memory of her 'papa,' Elmer F. Taylor of Potsdam, Leanne dedicated her graduation cap to him, decorating it with a few special photos. Taylor died in 1999 at 53 after a year-long battle with cancer when Leanne was almost 2 years old, but Leanne said she has 'awesome' memories of her 'best friend.' Leanne will enter SUNY Canton this fall to study mortuary science and become a licensed mortician like her brother, Steven, who is the owner and operator of O'Leary's Funeral Home in Canton.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County legislators voted to allow the sale of sparklers and a few other small fireworks in St. Lawrence County for July 4 and New Year’s celebrations. Sales are permitted from June 1 through July 5 and from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, each calendar year.
Did you purchase fireworks in St. Lawrence County this year?
Results will be posted Monday, July 5.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Both the Ogdensburg and Massena International Airports are looking to expand their facilities to allow airlines to land at their airports. In Ogdensburg, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last year approved the city’s request to extend the runway at the airport there by 1,200 feet. Hoping for flights to Myrtle Beach and Florida, the Massena Town Council began creating an advisory committee in May for the Massena International Airport.
Should the Potsdam Municipal Airport, also known as Damon Field, pursue FAA funding so that airlines can land at the facility?
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Helping Hands, 5868 State Highway 56, is accepting perishable food donations for its free lunch program available Monday through Thursday at noon. Pictured is Helping Hands director Tom Chappell picking up milk from Colton-Pierrepont Central School employee Tammy Coleman.View enlarged photo.
'After noticing the hole in one of my front yard birdhouses had been enlarged, I finally saw why! A pair of chipmunks with three babies have taken up residency. With all the rain we’ve had I think they’ve found a dry place to stay,' said Debbie Morgan of NorwoodView enlarged photo.
Abigail Butler, 5, granddaughter of Glenn and Donna Seymour of Potsdam recently caught her first fish at Jones Pond, Edwards. Photo submitted by Donna Seymour.View enlarged photo.
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