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Articles from the December 18, 2008 edition

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Gov. Paterson signs cigarette bill; Hundreds of jobs at stake

The tax fight between tribes and New York State regarding the sale of cigarettes at reservation stores to non-Natives continued this week. Gov. David Paterson signed a bill Monday that could result...

 

The Spirit of Giving $42,000 raised for Mountain of Toys

Businesses and community members showed their generous spirit in large numbers last Friday and in the days following as the Mountain of Toys and...

 

$217,000 seized from teens at border, 3 arrested

The Canada Customs has once again seized a large amount of cash from Akwesasne community members passing through the border on Cornwall Island. Two girls, ages 18 and 14, were attempting to cross...

 

Kana:takon School students share the Christmas spirit with our elders

On Tuesday, December 16, 2008, the K4, K5 and Grade 7 students visited the residents of lakhhihsohtha and Tsiionkwanonhso:te to share Christmas joy...

 

Bertha S. Lazore

Mrs. Bertha S. Lazore, age 77, of 1100 River Road, Snye, Quebec, died early Wednesday morning (December 17, 2008) at Cornwall Community Hospital...

 

John Sharrow

John Sharrow, age 84 years, of 36 Wishe Delormie Road, Akwesasne, died at Tsiionkwanonhso:te Adult Care Facility, Cornwall Island on Tuesday, December...

 

Thank you

The St. Regis Mohawk School and The Salmon River Elementary School would like to thank Jacobs Tobacco for their generous gift of winter clothing. Both elementary schools received several large bags...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: The Akwesasne Contractors Organization (ACO) would like to remind all members of the Construction Organizations and Members of the Community to attend the Election Meeting being...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: I am writing a letter for help in finding the person/persons who have damaged my vehicle for the 2nd time in a matter of two months. I have not ever done anything to anyone in...

 

Letter to the Editor

Lilly Swamp’s New Address Lilly Swamp has been transferred out of the Albany area and is now receiving in-patient treatment in Lake Placid. She can now be reached at: Lilly Swamp Uihlein Mercy...

 

New York Tax Scheme Can Be Defeated

On December 15 New York Governor David Paterson caved into a combination of convenience store owners and anti-Native sovereignty groups when he signed into law a bill which will compel the collection...

 

Thank you

The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club would like to thank Gamestop for continuing to make our monthly computer game tournaments a success! Gamestop has...

 

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino welcomes its one-millionth guest of 2008

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino recently marked a momentous occasion as Gerard Labarr became the one millionth guest to walk through the casino doors in 2008.  Gerard Labarr of Ellenburg, NY, entered...

 

Notice to the Community

This is to inform the community that the following persons have applied for Akwesasne Membership. Chelsey Thompson, age 16, daughter of Joseph Thompson, Akwesasne and Rosemary Thompson , Kahnawake....

 

HAVFD Takes Delivery of New Airboat

The long awaited arrival of the new airboat/fanboat for the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department occurred on Friday, Dec. 12.  The...

 

Ice Rescue Training Held By HAVFD

From Friday to Sunday, December 12th to 14th, a Surface Ice Rescue course was held at Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department (HAVFD) Station...

 

Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, I have been so, so, so, so good this year. How are your rain deer feeling? I am so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so good this year. This year for Christmas I would like a Ipod Touch and a doll...

 

Tsi Snaihne Students of the Month

On Tuesday, December 16th, the students of the month for November enjoyed a pizza party with the principal. They also received a new bookbag and a...

 
 By Gere Jacobs    News    December 18, 2008

A struggling new local artist

Corey Jay Jocko (J.O.C.- music logo) is a brave Akwesasne young man of just twenty-two. He is pursing his dreams in spite of odds against him, into...

 

Third Pre-Employment Program Graduates Eight Participants

The Akwesasne Economic Development Agency (AEDA) in partnership with the Akwesasne Area Management Board (AAMB) completed a third Pre-Employment...

 

Have a Mother Earth friendly, green Christmas

It’s the holiday season, and while everything is brighter and shinier, unfortunately it can be a bit trashier. The Environmental Protection Agency states that Americans throw away 25 per cent more...

 

It’s a Girl!

Name: Kamya Thompson Born: Friday, September 12, 2008 at 12:43 a.m. Length: 19 ¾ inches Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Parents: Natisha Vivorois and Billy Joe...

 

It’s a Boy!

Name: Eli Joseph Peters Born: Sunday, May 18th, 2008 Parents: Patricia Peters, Alex LaFrance Siblings: Cassidy, Alex (Homey), and Alexis...

 

It’s a Boy!

Name: Ethan William Comins Born: Friday, November 21, 2008 Weight: 6lbs, 14oz Length: 20” Parents: Andrea Cook and Derek Comins Siblings: Austin &...

 

It’s a Girl!

Name: Brooklyn Jade Benedict Length: 19inches Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. Born: Thursday, September 4, 2008 Parents: Jessica Swamp and Jordan Benedict...

 

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