The New York Farm Bureau’s new president, David Fisher of Madrid, was recently congratulated by state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton on his new role and for his contributions to the agriculture industry. From left, farmer and St. Lawrence County Legislature Chair Kevin Acres, Ritchie, Fisher and Jon Greenwood, farmer and co-chair of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
An outdoor guide who came under fire for allowing hunting dogs to run where property owners don’t want them says reducing the coyote population in St. Lawrence County is important, even if people are irritated when dogs run on their land. The Department of Conservation allows dogs released on land where they have permission to hunt to legally cross onto other property where they are not wanted. But, the dog owner could be charged with trespassing if it is “foreseeable” that the dogs would go where they are not wanted, a DEC spokesman said.
Do you agree with the DEC law?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Free income tax preparation and electronic filing is offered at various location in St. Lawrence County and the deadline to file is April 15.
How do you prepare your income taxes?
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Two people were injured in an accident on State Highway 68 Wednesday. Heuvelton firefighters extricated a person from one of the vehicles with assistance from the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Ogdensburg Fire Department. OVRS transported the injured parties to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Above is one of the vehicles from the scene. See story here.View enlarged photo.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Massena received a $500 grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation. The money bought food from the Food Bank of Central New York for their pantry at 128 Main Street. From left: Rollie Glaude, Paul McCarthy, Rick Geiser, Rod Avery and Jim LaBaff of St. Vincent de Paul, Dan Witchey of the Food Bank of Central New York, Tom Proulx, Andy Spanburgh and Pete LaFrance of St. Vincent de Paul.
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Canton-Potsdam Hospital recently received get well cards for patients from Lawrence Avenue Elementary School second graders. The students made the cards as part of a national anti-bullying movement focusing on acts of kindness. Accompanied by teacher Carrie Livernois, students Breanna Buffham, Jackson Greer, Owen Lovely, Willow Acres, Camilla Roche and Kayden McGaheran presented cards to patients. All second graders participated in the 'Kindness Matters' card-making event and made more than 100 cards with teachers Jennifer Herrick, Courtney McGowan, Heather Parker, Jennifer Saber and Livernois.View enlarged photo.
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