First day in Potsdam

Averie Bicknell, Madison Sorrento and Sloane Bicknell wait for the bus on their first day of pre-kindergarten in Potsdam. Photo submitted by Rob Bicknell. See slideshow for more back-to-school pictures.

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Dr. Haasbeek Completes Medical Mission to Costa Rica; Team from St. Lawrence Health System Provides Life-altering Care

POTSDAM -- It’s good for the soul.” That’s how St. Lawrence Health System’s Jeffrey Haasbeek, MD, FRCSC, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and adult hand surgery specialist, describes doing mission work in other countries.

He recently returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica, where the surgical team performed fifteen life-changing surgeries for children of less fortunate families.

“Medical care in many countries is reserved for the wealthy,” said Dr. Haasbeek, who traveled to Costa Rica in the company of Randy McDonald, certified registered nurse Anesthetist at CPH, and Lisa McDonald, RN, an operating room nurse who also practices with CPH.


Potsdam-based business development agency CITEC Manufacturing & Technology Solutions says it has helped reduce toxic chemical levels and water usage in the Great Lakes region. CITEC helped in a multi-agency effort led by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) that resulted in toxic chemical reduction and improvements to energy and water usage and operational costs at pulp a... Read More >>
CANTON – The Canton Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration at Kinney Drugs in Canton to collect unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs from residents for safe disposal. “We think this is a great way for the... Read More >>
‘Morning Light,’ oil on canvas by Eric Thacher. St. Lawrence County Arts Council announced thirteen regional artists were selected for publication in their annual Fine Art Up North calendar. Nearly 100 image submissions were considered, with thirtee... Read More >>
From left, Jeffrey B. Covell, Debra K. Blevins and John Blevins. POTSDAM -- Blevins Insurance Agency is now open offering Farmers Insurance. Three agents have been appointed to represent the business. The new Farmers Insurance office is located at 6... Read More >>
MASSENA -- The Police Department will contract with Onondaga County to use their online fingerprint system at a cost of $1,000 per year, the Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday. Police Chief Mark LaBrake said the system saves time and effort. He said... Read More >>