Gene E. Thomas, 79, Nicholville
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:24 pm

Nicholville- Mr. Gene E. Thomas, 79, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday morning July 17, 2018 with his wife, Kay at his side.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.

Gene was born in Lawrenceville on May 7, 1939 to the late Mary Thomas Roberts and Clarence Roberts in a house on Cemetery Road. He attended school in Moria and then graduated from St. Lawrence Central in Brasher Falls.

Joyce M. O'Brian, 87, Norwood
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:17 pm

NORWOOD—Graveside services for 87 year old Joyce M. O’Brian, a resident of 392 Lakeshore Drive, Norwood, will be held Saturday July 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Brookdale Cemetery with Rev. Richard Lenz presiding. Mrs. O’Brian passed away early Wednesday morning at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Reta A. Sanford Burns, 73, Star Lake
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:13 pm

STAR LAKE – Reta A. Sanford Burns, age 73, of Star Lake, and formerly of Sodus, passed away on July 6, 2018 at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at The Haven, 60 Campus Drive, Star Lake NY 13690 beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed by refreshments. Arrangements are with French Family Funeral Home in Star Lake.

 

Jeremy G. Dovel, 33, Russell
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:10 pm

RUSSELL – Jeremy G. Dovel, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2018, at his home.

Private arrangements have been made with French Funeral Home in Edwards.

 

Supervisor refuses to say whether town or hospital fund are paying interim Massena Memorial CEO's salary
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:44 pm

By ANDY GARDNER

MASSENA -- When questioned by a Massena resident, the town supervisor refused to say if the interim Massena Memorial Hospital CEO is being paid out of the town budget or the hospital budget.

The question came from Gary Edwards, a former town supervisor, during public comment at Wednesday's Town Council meeting.

"That's something that's under contractual guidelines, so we can't comment on that," Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy said in response to Edward's question.

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Massena Fire Department members honored for their attempt to save a child in a house fire are, in front, Lt. Matt Chontosh, firefighter James F. Debien, Capt. James R. Debien, firefighter James Horan, Capt. Michael Macaulay, Lt. Jason Newcombe and firefighter Connor Terrance. In back are Mayor Tim Currier and trustees Tim Ahlfeld, Frank Carvel and Albert Deshaies. The volunteers ran into a burning house in February 2017 to try and save a child who was trapped inside, but who ultimately died.

Massena trustees declare former business school building blighted
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:20 pm

By ANDY GARDNER

MASSENA -- The village board on Tuesday officially passed a blight declaration for the former Massena School of Business, 22-24 Main St.

This will allow the village to access the property, fix code violations and bill them to the owner.

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Assemblywoman Jenne: River District communities investing in waterfront projects
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:19 pm

Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne visits with Senator Chuck Schumer at the visitor's center overlook at Eisenhower Lock.

MASSENA -- Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne says momentum is building to enhance waterfront development efforts from Lake Ontario to the locks in Massena.

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Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce sponsoring pig roast raffle for 100 pounds of pork
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:16 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a pig roast raffle.

The winners will take home 100 pounds of roasted and served pig donated by Fobare’s BBQ & Catering of Rensselaer Falls.

Tickets on sale at the Chamber office at 1 Bridge Plaza, from chamber members, at Kimro’s Medicine Place and at all chamber events.

Tickets are $10.

The drawing will take place at the Thanksgiving Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ogdensburg Free Academy.

Ticket holders need not be present to win, but must live within 50 miles of Ogdensburg.

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SUNY Potsdam Bears' volleyball clinic July 22-25
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:13 pm

POTSDAM -- Bears Head Volleyball Coach Josh Stokes and his SUNY Potsdam volleyball program host a four-day Nike volleyball clinic Sunday through Wednesday, July 22 through 25.

It is open to girls ages 10 to 18 of all ability levels, individually or as teams.

The aim is for participants to master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics, and gain game play experience. Each day consists of individual training, position-specific drills, small-sided games and full scrimmages.

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