Honor escort for deceased W. Stockholm fire chief

Fire departments and rescue vehicles from across St. Lawrence County lined up to provide an honor escort from Canton-Potsdam Hospital to Garner's Funeral for West Stockholm Fire Chief Bob White who passed away Thursday night while on scene of a fire on State Highway 11B. For more on St. Lawrence County honoring White by lowering the flag to half-staff, see story here. To read White's obituary, click here. Photo submitted by Bruce Buchanan.

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OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Chairman Sam Burns says no official notification has been received that Executive Director Wade Davis is leaving the authority. Burns said no action was taken Thursday regarding the director position. “At yesterday's regular OBPA meeting no action was taken regarding Executive Director Wade Davis. When the Board receives official notification from... Read More >>
CANTON -- People in Star Lake will soon be able to take the St. Lawrence County public transit bus to Harrisville. The St. Lawrence County legislature at their Dec. 2 meeting voted unanimously to authorize the ARC of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, which operates the bus routes, to apply to the state to add the stop. The resolution says "impacted people of Star Lake have expressed an... Read More >>
POTSDAM -- Volunteers to ring the bells for the Salvation Army “Red Kettle Drive” for this year are needed. In the past, local individuals as well as student/community groups and teams have been instrumental in this project’s success, said a press release from local organizers. Kettles will be set up at Potsdam IGA, Walmart, and Price Chopper. Volunteers can also sign up by visiting www.... Read More >>
Photo submitted by Sheila Daoust. BRASHER — A fire destroyed a hunting camp on County Route 53 Friday night. The blaze was reported around 7 p.m. by a passerby who noticed smoke, according to Brasher-Winthrop Fire Department Chief Pat Kowalchuck. The fire was knocked down quickly by firefighters, he said. Kowalchuck said investigators believe the blaze started in the chimney. “The owner was... Read More >>
North Country Now photo. CANTON – St. Mary’s School will close permanently in June after 90 years. The announcement was made by Pastor Father Bryan Stitt in a letter to parents and parishioners. “After extensive consultation, this will be the final academic year for St. Mary’s School. The end of June—the end of our 90th year—will be the end of our beloved school,” he said in the letter. In... Read More >>