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FYI, via a press release from the school district: Canton Central School District will hold a “Town Hall” meeting to update the community on the school merger process on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Canton High School...
Hi! Interesting note about the ongoing effects of this week’s terrible weather is that, at least for today, our mail is going super local here in Canton. After a note came into the St. Lawrence University email list saying there wouldn’t...
A first for the North Country, and a first for St. Lawrence County in particular: Heuvelton farmer Brian Bennett's been named Organic Farmer of the Year by NOFA NY, the Northeast Organic Farming Organization' New York branch. Bittersweet Farm,...
Gunnison Memorial Chapel’s steeple came tumbling down around 5 am this windy morning. St. Lawrence University chief facilities officer Dan Seaman says security personnel were on site through last night. He said the steeple was swaying...
A festive weekend in Canton was marred early Sunday morning by a fire that caused heavy damage to the Gunnision Chapel steeple on the St. Lawrence University campus. The fire broke out shortly after 5am, when fire crews from around the area were...
News stories tagged with "canton"
Nov 26, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Shari Wilcox, Director of the Church and Community Services in Canton, about her struggles this season without Ames and how other local groups are helping make up for the loss. Go to full article
Nov 07, 2002 — Todd Moe talks with Native American writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac, who speaks tonight at St. Lawrence University (Griffiths Arts Center, Room 123, 7:30 pm). His talk will examine the controversial 1759 raid by Robert Rogers on the Abenaki natives, at their village on the St. Francis River in Quebec. The event is also the subject of Bruchac's new historical novel, The Winter People. Go to full article
Nov 06, 2002 — The Democratic controlled Assembly in Albany created two new districts this year in the western part of the North Country, the 118th and 122nd Assembly districts. They stitched Democratic pockets in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties into one of the districts, hoping to send a North Country Democrat to Albany for the first time in almost 30 years. David Sommerstein reports it appears they were successful. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2002 — This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard Go to full article
Oct 25, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Marilyn Mayer, a local biologist, who's spearheading a partnership between St. Lawrence University and local science classrooms. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2002 — People around the country are readying for a march to protest military action against Iraq this weekend in Washington, DC. Groups are also planning rallies from New Orleans to Anchorage, and on college campuses including some in the North Country. An anti-war group in the Canton-Potsdam area has a waiting list for seats on its bus to the DC march. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 08, 2002 — While President Bush made his case to the nation last night for broad war-making powers against Iraq, one of his most outspoken critics was trying to sway audiences in Canton. Scott Ritter was a U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an unlikely candidate to lead opposition to war against Iraq. But as David Sommerstein reports, Ritter says the American public needs to know all the facts. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2002 — Frederic Remington's birthday will be celebrated this weekend in Canton with two days full of events and exhibits for artists, art lovers and history buffs. The celebration recognizes Canton as the boyhood home of the world-renowned artist. Todd Moe talks with Kathy Curro, one of the organizers of the Remington Arts Festival. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Sep 25, 2002 — While lost jobs, empty buildings and fewer places to shop are the biggest affects from the closing of Ames Department stores, some local, non-profit groups are worried about charitable program the retail chain has long participated in. Go to full article