Mar 19, 2004 — Preservation of the St. Lawrence Hotel, also known as the Clark House, got another financial boost from the state this week. In addition to the 90,000 dollar grant it received just two weeks ago, Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine has secured 60,000 for the redevelopment project. Grassroots organizations have been working to revitalize the town of Waddington in order to preserve history and boost tourism. And, as Jody Tosti reports, these grants bring the project one step closer to completion. Go to full article
'Friends of Leishman Point' stand on the property they want to protect
Oct 09, 2003 — In Waddington, on the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena, residents will vote in the first contested town races since 1991. The political action has been sparked by disputes over development of the town's waterfront. Next week, the town will hold a special referendum on whether to build private homes on undeveloped riverside property. As David Sommerstein reports, the vote could be a preview for the general election. Go to full article
Matt Dawson, Hamilton, Ont. places a carp on a padded mat for weighing
Aug 26, 2003 — Organizers are calling the inaugural St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament a success. 100 young carp anglers reeled in 55 carp over the weekend. Anglers from Ogdensburg, Waddington, and Lisbon finished in the top ten. The grand prize went to a 15 year-old carp enthusiast from a suburb of London. On Friday, David Sommerstein chatted with competitors on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Go to full article
Aug 20, 2003 — Carp are largely considered the mucky, ugly bottom-feeders of the fish world in this country. But in Great Britain and Europe, they're prized fighters and millions of anglers fish day and night to haul in a trophy catch. This week, a hundred young carp anglers and their families descend on the North Country for the inaugural St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament. Organizers hope the event will make the St. Lawrence a premier fishing destination. David Sommerstein recently spent time with a carp guide and a British angler to find out what carp fishing's all about. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2003 — A grass roots group says it has gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on a proposal to develop shoreline property in the town of Waddington. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2003 — David Sommerstein talks with David Moore of Oklahoma, president of the Carp Anglers Group. He'll oversee technical aspects of the St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament set for this August on the St. Lawrence River. Go to full article
The delapidated St. Lawrence Hotel in Waddington could be the key to the village's future.
Jan 28, 2003 — The town of Waddington lies on a beautiful spot of the St. Lawrence River, about halfway between Ogdensburg and Massena. Its riverfront property is attracting new residents as well as natives looking to move back home with their families. St. Lawrence County Administrator Don Brining lives there, along with other county leaders. By all accounts, the town seems poised on the brink of a renaissance. But with growth comes growing pains. As David Sommerstein reports, a citizen group is challenging the town board to think big about Waddington's future. Go to full article
Oct 21, 2002 — Six towns along the St. Lawrence River will receive $475,000 from the state for community projects. David Sommerstein reports the grants are designed to promote tourism for the region. Go to full article
Waddington, NY, Jan 31, 2000 — Bill Massey was one of the last of the traditional St. Lawrence River guides and decoy makers. For more than 70 years, Massey carved countless decoys, both for hunting and for prized decorations. He used no photographs as models; instead he relied on his vast knowledge of St. Lawrence River birds, gained through first-hand contact. Go to full article
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