Sixty-six anglers from around the North Country and Ontario hit the waters of the St. Lawrence River for the third annual Big Bass Blowout Oct. 6 and 7, and $11,000 in prize money was awarded to 22 of them. See story for more details. Above, North Country fishing promoter Don Meissner, along with grand prize winners Eric Gladding and his son Benjamin.
Lucienne Alida Dionne, née Séguin, age 98, of Potsdam, New York, passed away on Friday October 19, 2018 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton New York where she had been a resident since August of 2015.
Born in Alexandria, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Henri and Florida Séguin, née Levac, on December 8, 1919, Lucienne attended Alexandria, Ontario Schools and graduated in 1935.
Docks & buoys to be removed from Massena, Waddington, Louisville
MASSENA —New York Power Authority crews will begin removing the docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of its St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project beginning the week of Oct. 22.
Docks and buoys will be removed from:
• The Town and Village of Waddington:
Howard Park Docks
Whitaker Park Docks
Old Milk Factory Buoys
• Town of Massena:
Massena Intake Docks
Hawkins Point Dock & Buoy
South Channel Buoy
Massena Country Club
• Town of Louisville:
Four charged following Ogdensburg heroin bust
From left, Samuel F. Westurn, Nichole Westurn, Caitlin Agaman and Felix Cirino
OGDENSBURG -- Four people are jailed after the county Sheriff’s Office says deputies found them with about 1,000 packets of heroin on Tuesday.
‘Fright Fest’ Halloween celebration in Potsdam now two-day event
By MATT LINDSEY
North Country Now
POTSDAM – In an attempt to expand and make the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halloween celebration more family-friendly, the event has been renamed “Fright Fest” and now takes place over two days.
The Potsdam chamber will host the celebration of ghouls, ghosts and witches Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.
Massena village to search for three DPW motor equipment operators to fill pending vacancies
By ANDY GARDNER
North Country Now
MASSENA -- A proposal that has drawn heated debate in the past unanimously passed at Tuesday’s village board meeting with no discussion.
The board voted to let DPW Superintendent Hassan Fayad look for three motor equipment operators.
He said he has three pending retirements of longtime employees, one on Jan. 2 and two more the following month.
Many Halloween events planned in eight St. Lawrence County towns
Many North Country communities have a variety of Halloween events scheduled starting next week.
Everything from dances, parades, costume contests, and haunted houses are on tap for this year’s Halloween celebration in St. Lawrence County.
The annual Norfolk Halloween Festival will be held from Oct. 25-28 with costume races, trick or treats, carnival games and other Halloween fun.
The scheduled events are as follows:
What’s Going On: Turkey dinner at Rossie Community Center
On the menu on Sunday
ROSSIE: Turkey dinner, 1 p.m., Rossie Community Center; turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, vegetable, roll, dessert, beverage; $10, children 6-12 $5; under 5 free; take-outs available; 315-324-6088.
Guest speaker at Potsdam church Sunday
POTSDAM -- Rev. Martin Weitz of Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church will be the guest preacher this Sunday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam, 48 Elm St.
"He has preached at many places, including Scotland, Oman, and the U.S. Virgin Islands," an announcement from the church says.
Diane L. Ruehle (née Stevenson), 68, was at peace October 15, 2018. Of Madrid, New York, formerly longtime resident of Muskego,WI. Loving mother of Matthew and Tim (Lori). Proud grandma of Caedmon, Bethany, Nathanael, Elijah, Ava, Isabelle, and Lucas. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Diane was the only child of Charles Stevenson and Laverne Stevenson (née Nowak) and was born and raised in Muskego, WI.