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 By Andy Gardner    News    July 2, 2020 

Massena HS Diversity Club wants gender-neutral grad attire; Native American regalia will not be affected

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. The Massena High School Diversity Club is asking the Board of Education to consider making their graduation gowns a single gender-neutral color. Paul Haggett, who chairs the...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    July 2, 2020 

Bassmaster Elite could be canceled as officials weigh whether the tournament will happen

By Andy Gardner Local public health experts and St. Lawrence County legislators discussed concerns about bringing anglers to the area for fishing tournaments who are coming from states that are...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    July 2, 2020 

Massena school board student officer Lazore looks back on finishing school through the pandemic

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. A student ex officio member of the Board of Education told members that distance learning due to the pandemic was harder on some than others. Ieronhenehtha Lazore, the...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    July 2, 2020 

Public Health expert: Travel from hot spots could spark local second wave of COVID-19

By Andy Gardner CANTON. St. Lawrence County could be vulnerable to a second wave of COVID-19 due to unnecessary travel to and from high-transmission areas, according to one of the county’s top...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 25, 2020

Salmon River planning drive through grad ceremony on June 26

By Andy Gardner Salmon River Central is planning a drive-through June 26 graduation ceremony. Salmon River will have the graduates and family members arriving at specific times. It will be June 26 at...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 18, 2020

Route 56 Drive-In celebrating 65th year of summer movies under the stars

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. The Route 56 Auto Drive-In, 9783 State Route 56, will celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. JS Cinemas owner Jeff...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 18, 2020

NYSPHSAA releases guidelines for athletes' summer voluntary workouts; COVID task force looking at impact on fall sports

By Andy Gardner The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on fall high school sports is still largely an unknown. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is working on giving coaches...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 4, 2020

Potsdam protesters join in international call for end to racism and police brutality

By Andy Gardner POTSDAM. About 100 people gathered downtown on Sunday afternoon to protest racism and police brutality in solidarity with...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 4, 2020

SUNY Potsdam Police spark controversy with 'mistakenly' shared Blue Lives Matter meme

By Andy Gardner POTSDAM. SUNY Potsdam Police have come under fire for sharing a Blue Lives Matter meme on its Facebook page. The post went up on May...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    May 28, 2020

Bassmaster still eyeing Elite series dates later in the summer

By Andy Gardner CANTON. Local officials are in talks with Bassmaster, who still wants to hold their Elite Tournament in Waddington later this summer, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Lawrence...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    May 28, 2020

Fishing League Worldwide not yet ready to give up on summer derby

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. Fishing League Worldwide are trying to hold their tournament in Massena later this year, adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic, over the summer. Don Meissner, with whom the town...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    May 28, 2020

Several options under consideration in lieu of traditional graduation for Class of 2020

By Andy Gardner Massena’s superintendent of schools says he and other regional superintendents will meet June 2 to discuss how to handle graduation for the Class of 2020. “Currently, under executi...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    May 7, 2020

Akwesasne state of emergency will remain in place as neighboring counties prepare to let theirs expire

By Andy Gardner While one of Akwesasne’s neighboring communities is in the very early stages of re-opening their economy, a tribal spokesperson says the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s will remain in...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    May 7, 2020

Massena and Salmon River districts adapting to cancelation of '19-'20 school year

By Andy Gardner Gov. Andrew Cuomo has closed all schools and colleges in New York state until the end of the year. Massena and Salmon River’s superintendents say their upcoming budgets should be...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    May 7, 2020

St. Lawrence County public health director discusses regional plan to slowly reopen economy

By Andy Gardner CANTON. St. Lawrence County’s public health director said there is a plan in the works to re-open the local economy in coordination with six neighboring counties: Franklin, Lewis,...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases reported from SRMT EOC as neighboring communities see increase; no report from MCA EOC

By Andy Gardner No new COVID-19 cases have been reported to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center. Three people on the southern portion of Akwesasne have tested positive. One has...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

Massena School District makes appointments, approves leaves, resignation, retirements

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. The Board of Education approved several hires, leaves of absence, retirements and a resignation at their Monday, April 20 meeting. Appointments include: Nicole Deshaies,...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

Grand chief warns Akwesasronon need to follow social distancing guidance at funerals, burial services

By Andy Gardner The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s grand chief took to the airwaves to warn Akwesasronon that they must abide by social distancing guidelines, even when mourning the death of a loved...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

Town councilors worried Grasse River remediation may bring more coronavirus to area

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. Town councilors are concerned that Arconic’s plan to bring 100 contactors to town to work on the Grasse River remediation could possibly bring more coronavirus from outside...

 
 By Andy Gardner    Sports    April 30, 2020

Austin Coleman takes over as Raiders head football coach

By Andy Gardner A Massena Raiders assistant football coach will take over as their new head coach. Austin Coleman teaches social studies at Massena Central and was a standout lineman playing high...

 
 By Andy Gardner    Sports    April 30, 2020

Fishing League Worldwide wants Akwesasne spotlight at future fishing tournaments

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. Although the slate of summer fishing tournaments faces an uncertain future, organizers are still going forward in case they are able to salvage the summer. That includes plans...

 
 By Andy Gardner    Sports    April 30, 2020

Former Salmon River principal will take one-year term as top NYS high school referee

By Andy Gardner A former Salmon River principal and Massena Central grad with four decades of referee experience will take over as New York state’s top high school official. John Simons will start...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

Clarkson researchers studying how pronunciation of certain sounds may expel coronavirus

By Andy Gardner A group of Clarkson professors are getting $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how air expelled from the mouth during speech contributes to the spread of the novel...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

New York State opens with 'low-risk' plan

By Andy Gardner Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to re-open the state economy, beginning with what his office describes as “low-risk” construction and manufacturing jobs. The plan will be...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 30, 2020

Pandemic leaves Massena school officials dealing with many uncertainties at state level

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. Massena school district officials are waiting on directives from the state on when the school year will end, how teachers and principals will be evaluated, and when the...

 

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