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.

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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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Wilderness Health Care Foundation’s charity Golf Classic in Star Lake raises record $20,000, organizers say

Gouverneur Wildcats football team hopes for another winning season

Signups open for Horan Invitational Bears Hockey Golf Challenge in Potsdam

Gouverneur Wildcats hope for another winning season

Clarkson Volleyball earns votes in AVCA pre-season coaches' poll

Massena Memorial loses more money in July, officials say self-insured employee health plan driving nearly half of deficit

Eclipse scenes from St. Lawrence County photographers

Jury selection underway for retrial of Nicholville man charged with illegally possessing guns, marijuana

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 21, 5:45 pm

Order of Eastern Star serves picnic to 20 veterans living in Ogdensburg nursing homes

Watch the August Massena Village Board meeting

Assemblyman who represents eastern St. Lawrence County to open Malone office

Open house at Canton's Little River School to take place Wednesday

Presentation on Medicaid long-term care, benefits in Waddington on Tuesday

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation to crack down on unscrupulous pet dealers

Wilderness Health Care Foundation’s charity Golf Classic in Star Lake raises record $20,000, organizers say

All six challengers to North Country Rep. Stefanik to meet in Queensbury

Opinion: Mega Reunion in Potsdam leaves former resident ‘uplifted’

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County on Tuesday

Ives Park Concert Series begins weekly performances on Saturday

Free meal in Massena Thursday

Hospitals in Potsdam & Gouverneur to coordinate with United Helpers on specialized care for repeat ER patients

Laurie’s Casual Cuts in Norwood now under new ownership

Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service gets new chief

Potsdam Central School senior running for town councilman

Rock & Mineral Club's 51st Gem & Mineral Show & Swap set for this weekend in Canton

Clarkson volleyball earns votes in AVCA pre-season coaches' poll

End of summer celebration & centennial event at Madrid library Friday

Massena man charged with first-degree rape in Brasher

Farmers market at Massena church Saturday

North Country gets ready for solar eclipse

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 21, 8:46 am

Potsdam’s Chilly Delight makes list of 62 New York ice cream shops worth a visit

Hamilton named new service manager at Blevins Motors in Potsdam

Norwood-Norfolk student wins writing award

Canton-Potsdam Hospital speaker will discuss 'Seniors and Suicide'

Learn to can at Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm in Canton

Forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temps as North Country waits for solar eclipse this afternoon

Two Potsdam women arrested after spraying each other in the face with air freshener during domestic incident, police say

Ecosystem dealing with record-high St. Lawrence River flows

North Country at Work: Before the bridge; running ferries on the St. Lawrence River

Gouverneur Wildcats football team hopes for another winning season

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 21, 6:02 am

Elks Soccer Shoot set for Aug. 22 in Potsdam

Rummage sale planned Aug. 24-25 at St. Mary's School in Canton

Massena Central School officials plan to move to computer-based testing

Massena Joint Recreation Commission not talking about Creative Playground replacement

Can a non-invasive caterpillar control dog-strangling vine in St. Lawrence County?

St. Lawrence County's libraries offer online music and art instruction

Gouverneur Bancorp issues quarterly earnings; stock price up as sentiment increases

After worst cargo season in years, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 18 percent in first half of season

Story from Financial Post , Aug 20, 5:50 pm

Town councilman seeks reelection in Louisville

Local author to read from novel based on real life murder in Potsdam Aug. 26

Massena Volunteer Fire Department will host an airport open house and car show Saturday

Partial eclipse arrives Monday in St. Lawrence County, NASA urges safety when viewing

Sunny weather expected in St. Lawrence County for eclipse Monday

DEC seeking comment on management plan for forests in Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Potsdam, Pierrepont, Russell

Listen to the Aug. 7 St. Lawrence County legislature meeting

Watch the Aug. 10 Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority meeting

Gouverneur resident receives promotion to rank of specialist in Army National Guard

Emergency preparedness training to be held Aug. 24

Bickford oil painting class will be offered Aug. 26

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