Arby’s, 172 Market St., Potsdam,, is being remodeled after 29 years. Owners Carl and Shelley Lofberg say the restaurant will unveil its new look June 19 when the store reopens. The photo above shows what the store looked like during reconstruction last week. See story here. North Country This Week photo by Diane Dockum.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A number of towns in St. Lawrence County will host Memorial Day parades, ceremonies and observances this year. "Do you plan to attend local Memorial Day activities?"
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The Hopkinton Town Board will be powerless to override the St. Lawrence County Planning Board should it make a recommendation on the proposal to not expand the wind overlay zone. That’s because two councilmen are abstaining from all wind related issues coming before the governing body because members of their families are leaseholders with the wind company proposing a wind farm. Local boards can override county planning board recommendations, but only with a supermajority vote, or four out of five possible votes on the town board, which is not possible in this case. For more, see story.
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Forty-eight students at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Ranger School graduayed Staurday, May 20 at the school's 103rd comencement. Among the graduates is St. Lawrence County residents Even Greenwald, Cranberry Lake.View enlarged photo.
Massena Central High School students participated in a field trip to the Tewa'araton Lacrosse Festival recently. More than 90 players from the Massena boys' and girls' varsity and modified teams went to the Anowarakowa Arena on Cornwall Island, Ontario to take part in the third annual festival. This festival is put on each year by the Native North American Traveling College and the purpose to educate young people on the cultural importance of the game and to learn about the history of lacrosse. The girls modified lacrosse team from Massena recently attended a lacrosse festival. From left are Aryssa Hopps, Maddy Cusworth, Madison Bentley, Lindsey LaDue, Hayleigh Armstrong (sitting), Emma Kenny, Coach Ed Letham, Kania Swamp, Millie King and Jolie Gibson.View enlarged photo.
A renewal of vows ceremony was held May 7 at United Church of Madrid to celebrate the commitment of married couples in the congregation. Nine couples participating with marriages ranging from five to 70 years, for a total of 207 years of marriage celebrated between them. Photo by Bill Felix.View enlarged photo.
The Grateful Oars Rowing Club, based on Norwood Lake, will begin its 2017 season of its adult Learn to Row program with a free public open house and demonstration rowing Saturday, June 10, from 9-11 a.m. at Norwood Beach on Lakeshore Drive. Above, Peter McCoy prepares to teach a ‘Learn to Row’ crew of Jamie Goolden, Michele Sheehan, Carol Rossi-Fries and Maureen Taylor in a previous season. To read more, click here.View enlarged photo.
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