Photographer Jason Grinstead of Norwood traveled out to Kansas City, Missouri to see the eclipse Monday and spend time with friends. “For everyone back home who didn't get to see the whole thing, here's a couple pics of the eclipse totality I took today!” Grinstead said. For photos of the eclipse taken in St. Lawrence County, view slideshow.
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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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Above is the partial solar eclipse as seen from outside the North Country This Week office in Potsdam at about 2:42 p.m. Although it may not have appeared to be much in St. Lawrence County, the moon is blocking out more than half of the sun. For this photo, the photographer held an eclipse glass to his camera lens. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner.View enlarged photo.
Above, EmmaLee Farns of Potsdam caught a 17.5 lbs. carp in Waddington during the 15th St. Lawrence International Jr Carp Tournament, with the help of marshal Bob Giordano, left. Photo submitted by her mother, Mary Vaisey of Ogdensburg.View enlarged photo.
Chickens, ducks, cows, sheep and cats eagerly wait for their breakfast on a recent morning at the Zufall Farm in Lisbon. Photo submitted by David Zufall.View enlarged photo.
The Carlisle Law Firm recently donated to the Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ogtoberfest celebration slated for Sept. 30. On hand for the donation were, from left, William W. Carlisle, Carlisle Law Firm partner; Laura Pearson, chamber executive director; Preston C. Carlisle, Carlisle Law Firm partner; Kevin McDonough, chamber board member; and Edward A. Betz and Lloyd G. Grandy II, Carlisle Law Firm partners.View enlarged photo.
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