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Articles from the January 15, 2009 edition

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 By Shannon Burns    News    January 15, 2009

CITGO president says fuel program not suspended

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe said Saturday that the CITGO heating oil program is still expected to move forward this year. The CITGO Petroleum Corporati...

 

Bronx man sent to prison over drug murder

A Bronx, NY man pleaded guilty last week in federal court, admitting to having robbed two Akwesasne women of a duffel bag of marijuana and later murdering his accomplice. According to a press release...

 

Akwesasne accountant says no need to worry over new NYS tax letters

By Shannon Burns Akwesasne CPA Barbara Montour said many Akwesasne residents have been unnecessarily worried in the past month over letters sent to them by New York State’s tax and finance...

 

Election Board certifies National Grid referendum results

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Press Release — On December 30th, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board certified the referendum held on Saturday December 13, 2008.  The certification was delayed due to...

 

Edward Smoke

Mr. Edward Smoke, age 87, of 423 St. Regis Road, Hogansburg, died Sunday afternoon (December 21, 2008) at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had...

 

Niawen

The family of William “Bill” Cook would like to thank everyone who helped during our time of loss. To all our family members who were there to comfort us during this painful time; our friends and...

 

Dear Editor

Dear Editor;   I wanted to know if you have received my letter about what’s been happening to me with my blockbuster membership account in Cornwall. It is true and that I wanted to warn the...

 

Massena Artist’s Association schedules annual exhibit

The Massena Artist’s Association calls for artists to participate in its 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will be held from February 10th through February 27th, 2009 at the Massena...

 

Parks & Trails New York awards eight grants to strengthen park and trail groups around the state

Eight Capacity Building Grants awarded today by the park and trail advocacy group Parks & Trails New York will provide not-for-profit park and trail organizations with the tools and expertise they...

 

Court issues restraining order on cigarette tax collection

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Press Release — On December 24th, State Supreme Court Justice Rose Sconiers issued a temporary restraining order barring the state of New York from enforcing state tax law...

 

AHMC welcomes new physician assistant

Malone--Greg Toczko, Physician Assistant, has joined the medical care team at Alice Hyde Medical Center. Mr. Toczko provides preventive, acute, and chronic illness care at the Bessette Health Center...

 

AMBE to celebrate family literacy day

Tsiothorkó:wa/January 8, 2009 - Akwesasne — In celebration of ABC Family Literacy Day, the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) will be participating in the national attempt to break the Gu...

 

St. Regis Mohawk School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

First meeting: January 21, 2009, Wednesday at 6:00 to 7:30 pm Salmon River Elementary Library Who is invited: Every parent or guardian who has a child attending the Mohawk School Teachers and administ...

 

Housing our community ambulance

Issac McDonald, Carol Lazore and Tom Herne meet on the premises of the Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation garage at 202 McGee Road. One of the coldest...

 

Potsdam gallery to display work of Arnold Sauther

Creative Spirit Community Art Center is proud to host an exhibit by the talented artist Arnold Sauther. Arnold Sauther attended Buffalo State for his undergraduate degree and Ohio State for his...

 

Hospital Project Moves to Construction

Cornwall, Ontario, January 12,2009- Cornwall Community Hospital announced today that construction will begin on the major Capital Redevelopment Project in January 2009. Pomerleau Construction will...

 

Salmon River Central School Honor Roll

The following students have achieved Principal’s List for the 2nd marking period: Grade 7: Abigail Kelly Kevin Pehush Grade 8: Samantha Monette Grade 9: Sean Godard Anna Kelly Grade 10: Rakenhoktha...

 

How our winter flowers, the wintering birds, survive our frigid winters

During these cold below freezing days here in Akwesasne, I wonder how those little birds at my feeder manage to survive. I can barely stand the biting...

 

Tekatsistohkwaieronhá:ton Constellations

1. Iontkahrata’áhstha Binoculars / Telescope 2. Tekatsistóhkwen’ne Falling Stars (meteor) 3. Iotsistohkwaténion Stars moving around 4....

 

A Native Prayer

Thank you to Joe Bear for sharing this with our readers. Medicine Grizzly Bear Earth Healing Ceremony, Spokane, Washington, 1990 (Taken from “Spirits of the Earth”, by Bobby Lake-Thorn) O Great...

 

Circa 1951

Occasion: Martin family wedding celebration dinner for Bernice Martin and Bill Bailey. Left: Aunt Nancy Martin, Rosalind, Alex and Priscilla Martin,...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    January 15, 2009

Casino continues with expansion plans

Representatives from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino attended the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s monthly meeting Saturday to share details of the casino’s...

 

It’s a Boy!

Name: Xavier William Black-Garrow Parents: Christian (Gee) Garrow and Melissa Black Born: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 in Ottawa Weight: 7 lbs., 7 oz....

 

It’s a Girl!

Name: Julia Aerin Jackson Born: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Weight: 7 pounds, 13 ounces Length: 19 1/4 inches Parents:  Denise and Darcy Jackson...

 

It’s a Boy!

Name: Dreyden Cameron Taylor Born: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Weight: 9 lbs., 2oz. Parents: Carrie Delormier and Cameron Taylor Grandparents:...

 

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