Last week, I had the opportunity to moderate a literary conversation in Massena and then attend a live performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony two nights later. Not bad for our backwater neck of the woods.
This is not the first time I’ve...
Massena, NY, Feb 14, 2012 — A St. Lawrence County community is being reminded, again, of an 80 year-old rumor many people would rather forget.
A new novel re-imagines what happened when a little girl went missing overnight in Massena. It's based on a true story from 1928. The town's small Jewish community was accused of kidnapping her for a ritual murder.
Julie Grant set out to find out what really happened. She found that after 80 years, it's not easy to parse the truth from rumors and memories.
But she did find that people from cultures around the world brought together in America's "melting pot" were easily pulled apart in a time of crisis. Go to full article