Massena, NY

Siting board denies St. Lawrence County solar farm application

ALBANY, New York (WWNY) - A state siting board has rejected plans for a 180-megawatt solar farm in St. Lawrence County. The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment denied approval to North Side Energy Center, LLC to build and operate a 180-megawatt solar farm in the towns of Brasher, Massena, and Norfolk.
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Mega Reunion in Massena

Five former Massena graduates surprised the Massena Central High School’s Mega Reunion of 1980s graduates when they performed at the block party Saturday night. They took to the stage during Double Axel’s break, playing 80s hits. Comprising the Mega Band were classmates Andy Knoll ’80, Darrell Morrow ’82, Jamie Portolese ’82, Thomas Beckstead ’83, and Doug Debien ’86. “And just for a moment we were all 17 again! Thank you to our classmate Mega Band! You guys were the icing on the cake!” said Nancy Fiacco Mailhot. Photo courtesy of Karen Alfred Mossow.
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Waddington Health Center open house

Waddington Health Center employees hosted an open house Friday during Waddington’s Homecoming celebration. From left, Nurse Practitioner Nikita Goliber, nurse Anna Bender and receptionist Megan Norman. The clinic has added pediatric services for children ages 2 plus and is offering back to school services, including vaccinations. They welcome new patients and accept all insurances. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. NCNow photo.

Canoe races in Colton

And they’re off! Over 20 kayakers and canoeists paddle 4 miles in the annual “Round the Island Canoe Race,” starting and ending at Colton’s Brookfield boat launch on Pine St. Aug. 6. The event was sponsored by the Higley Flow Association. NCNow photo.

Legends of Massena on display

Actor Hal Smith, a former Massena resident, was one of several dozen celebrities featured in “Legends of Massena” exhibit on display Aug. 5-7 during Massena’s mega reunion of Massena graduates of the 1980s. Smith is most famous as Otis, the town drunk, in the Andy Griffin Show, said event organizer Mariann Witkop. The exhibit was held in the Mercantile building, 2 Water St. NCNow photo.

Norwood Paddle Poker Run

Close to 100 paddlers turned out for Norwood Association’s 6th annual Paddle Poker Run Aug. 7 at Norwood Beach. The Norwood Brass Band entertained the paddlers on the two-mile route. Proceeds will help to purchase a water wheelchair this year, said Norwood Beach Director Michelle Garrow. Last year proceeds helped local families with children who had cancer. NCNow photo.
North Country Public Radio

We asked where you get your ice cream fix. Behold, NCPR's North Country Ice Cream Map!

Amy FeiereiselWe asked where you get your ice cream fix. Behold, NCPR's North Country Ice Cream Map!. Last week we asked NCPR listeners to share their favorite places to get ice cream and other sweet treats around the region. Lots of you responded, and the results are in! We got 47 total ice cream recommendations (and lots of repeats), from all over the North Country, from the Pied Piper in Old Forge to Mary’s Dairy in Lowville, The Scoop in Clayton to Harrigan’s Ice Cream in Morrisonville.

Summer fun at the Massena Beach

Cobie Cree, a Boys and Girls Club of Akwesasne staff member, plays at the Massena Town Beach recently with one of the 100 members of the B & G Club who participate in the summer program. The club participants visit the beach on Thursday each week in the summer program. NCNow photo.

2022 Tackle Warehouse TITLE Roster Set

The final event of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Presented by Fuel Me season, the Tackle Warehouse TITLE Presented by Mercury, features the top 48 pros in the standings, plus last year’s TITLE champ and the Angler of the Year. They’ll all compete on the St. Lawrence River out of Massena, New York, for a guaranteed check and a $200,000 top prize. The tournament will take place with a hybrid format featuring five-bass limits as well as rounds and zeroed weights.

4-H Showmanship competitor

Adeline Chester, Madrid, competed in the 4-H Showmanship competition with her C & M Dairy Farm calf, Blue. NCNow Photo by Cheryl Shumway.

Children’s Pet Show in Canton

Stella Woodruff cuddles with her dog, Phoenix, at the Canton Free Library’s Children’s Pet Show July 28. Stella says Phoenix is funny and does everything she asks him to do. For more photos and story, click here. NCNow photo.

Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club visits Massena beach

Among the 100 members of the Boys and Girls Club of Akwesasne were several members playing ball at the Massena Town Beach Thursday, June 28. The club participants visit the beach on Thursday each week in the summer program. NCNow photo.

Jumping rocks in Potsdam

Ashton Hill, in front, with several other boys in a science camp at North Country Children’s Museum recently spent their lunch break jumping large rocks recently added to Garner Park, Potsdam. NCNow photo.
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7/27/22: 'Girls on the Run' to build self-confidence

A new program in Potsdam is part of a national movement to use running to help young girls build self-confidence as well as fitness. We head to the finish line of the "Girls on the Run" 5K. Also: A familiar face in Massena is retiring. Scott Irish has pumped gas downtown for years, bringing smiles and friendship to hundreds of clients.

Ensuring Adirondacks for all

Camp Dudley is a 19th-century Adirondack camp for boys on the shores of Lake Champlain. The complex of cabins and impressive lodges are tucked on a hillside off state Route 9N on a namesake road. The camp’s motto is “The Other Fellow First.”. Camp Director Matt Storey typically...

Farmers market draws a crowd

MALONE — On a sweltering summer day the Malone Farmers Market was busy throughout the afternoon with multiple market vendors drawing patrons to their booths. Open on Wednesdays from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the pavilion on Airport Road, the farmers market kicked off the season in May and will continue until the first week of October.

Lucky ducks in Potsdam

Potsdam Rotary President Taylor Robertson and her son, Sam LaShomb, select Saturday's winning Ducky Pluck ducks. To see a list of winners, see story here. Photo submitted.