May 09, 2013 — The Essex County Board of Supervisors has approved a measure that changes last call for bars and nightclubs from 4 am to 3 am.
The resolution moved through two committees in April without much discussion. But at Monday's meeting, Schroon town Supervisor Mike Marnell made a last-ditch effort to reinstall holiday closures for bars on Christmas Eve and Good Friday, which generated a brief debate about whether it's OK for lawmakers to set hours of sale on religious holidays. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, May 03, 2013 — The single most important day in the Orthodox calendar - Easter, or Pascha, is this Sunday. Many Orthodox churches base their holiest days on the Julian calendar, rather than the Gregorian calendar.
Historically, Orthodox communities in the United States have been defined largely by ethnicity and found mostly in urban areas. But a group of Orthodox Christians in the Canton-Potsdam area has created a mission that brings diverse groups together. They don't have a permanent worship space, sometimes share priests with the Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown, and even visit a small monastery in Ontario. Their membership includes students, families and seniors. This Sunday will mark the group's first Easter service, or Great Vespers, and a meal of festive foods. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 23, 2012 — Eritrea is a small country in the African Horn. It's been at war on and off with neighboring Ethiopia for decades. And since 2001, the government has been sending thousands... Go to full article
Kahnawake, QC, Oct 18, 2012 — Catholics across Upstate New York and Canada are celebrating the canonization of a 17th century Mohawk woman. She'll become the first Native American saint in a ceremony this... Go to full article
Champlain, NY, Aug 15, 2012 — Another Catholic school is closing in the North Country. St Mary's Academy, a pre-kindergarden to 6th grade elementary school within the Clinton County town of Champlain,... Go to full article
Hogansburg, NY, Jun 20, 2012 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, near Massena, is hosting a day devoted to the game of lacrosse. The event, at Generations Park in Hogansburg, will include some of the best... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 14, 2012 — Religious leaders rallied at the State Capitol to push for an increase in the state's minimum wage. They urged Governor Cuomo to get off the fence and advocate for passage in... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Apr 18, 2012 — One of the uncomfortable truths about the terror attacks on 9/11 is that some families have carried a far greater burden during the months and years that followed. The Olsen... Go to full article