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‘So thankful for a clear sky this morning’ said Lisbon photographer David Zufall, who submitted the above photo.

Parking in Massena now restricted to just early morning hours
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:33 pm

MASSENA -- The winter parking ban on village streets has been lifted.

There is no parking on all village streets from 2 to 6 a.m. to allow the Department of Public Works to clean the roadways, village police Chief Adam Love said.

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Governor wants to ban single-use plastic bags in stores in St. Lawrence County, rest of NY
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:31 pm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has introduced a bill that would ban all single-use, plastic carryout bags at any point of sale in New York state.

This action follows the release of the New York State Plastic Bags Task Force report in January. The document outlined the environmental impact of plastic bags, single-use bag reduction measures, and proposed actions that the state could take to reduce pollution and protect New York's natural resources, including a ban on single-use plastic bags, according to Cuomo’s office.

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'Instrumental Stories' research talk in Canton on Thursday
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm

CANTON -- TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, presents a special research talk on the current exhibit, Instrumental Stories, on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street.

This presentation will feature a behind-the-scenes look at TAUNY’s 2017-2018 research project and exhibit on instruments made and kept in New York’s North Country (exhibit on display February-October 2018).

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Info session on village comprehensive plan Wednesday night in Potsdam
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm

POTSDAM -- The AARP 2831 will host an informational presentation regarding the Potsdam village comprehensive plan in the Town of Potsdam Community Room, 18 Elm St., on April 25, at 7 p.m.

The presenter is Fred Hanss, director, Potsdam Planning and Development Office.

Area residents are encouraged to learn what has been accomplished and what remains of the plan.

No RSVP is required, however, seating is somewhat limited.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].

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Ron Page of Go Green Storage in Potsdam, right, recently presented Health Initiative Executive Director Anne Marie Snell, left, with a $1,000 donation to assist with the agency’s mission “to measurably improve the health of St. Lawrence County residents, and the residents of the North Country Region, through collaborative community efforts.” Donations will be used to support programs that improve nutrition, encourage physical activity and reduces the burden of chronic disease.

Jamboree set for April 28 in Norwood
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 2:46 pm

NORWOOD — A jamboree will be held April 28 at noon to benefit Terri Bump at the American Legion, 10 Maple St.

There will be chicken BBQ, pizza from Little Italy and pulled pork sandwiches from the Ole Smokehouse.

Live bands include Divided Roads, Roads, Angus LaMora, Easy Street, Nyght Wyng, 6 Days, and The Broken Water Band.

There will be a Chinese action, 50-50 raffle and t-shirt sale.

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'Ultimate Tribute to Elton John' coming to Akwesasne
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 2:45 pm

AKWESASNE -- "The Ultimate Tribute to Elton John" featuring Elton Rohn will be featured at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, 873 State Route 37, Hogansburg, on Friday, April 27 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Elton Rohn combines the look, the feel and sound of a real Elton John show.

The show features a full seven piece band and has headlined more than 150 shows in Canada and the USA.

Listen to chart topping hits such as “Benny and the Jets,” “Good Bye Yellow Road,” and “Rocket Man.”

Tickets are $20 and are available at mohawkcasino.com.

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SeaComm Federal Credit Union president named CEO of the year by NAFCU
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 2:40 pm

MASSENA -- SeaComm Federal Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Wilson was chosen 2018 CEO of the Year from the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) in Washington, D.C.

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St. Lawrence County's unemployment rate up slightly in March compared to last year
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 2:38 pm

St. Lawrence County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in March compared to the same month last year but the number of people receiving benefits didn’t change, according to the state Department of Labor.

DOL said the March unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, up from 7.1 percent in March 2017. There were 3,200 people receiving unemployment benefits last month and the same month last year. There were 40,200 people working in the county last month, down from 41,100 on March 2017, DOL said.

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