Five Things Friday – March 27

Happy Friday!



1. 50th annual Credo Community Center Foundation antique show and sale

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Complimentary light desserts Friday evening; hot foods, sandwiches, snacks, beverages available for sale Saturday. 50/50 raffle.
Cost: $5 donation good for both days.
INFOCredo Community Center.

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New Fort Drum commander praises ties to the community (VIDEO)

FORT DRUM — As he took command of Fort Drum on Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister said a lot has changed in terms of the look of the post and the units of the 10th Mountain Division since his last service here about four years ago.

What has not changed is the area’s small-town feel and strong community support.

“It’s a mutually integrated relationship with the communities here,” he said. [Read more...]

Despite warnings from health care workers’ union, north country hospitals say they will not close

CARTHAGE — A national health care workers’ union is ringing a clamorous alarm bell, warning that four north country hospitals will close if a state grant program is cut.

It is far from certain, however, that the bell needs ringing at all. [Read more...]

Heuvelton hails state girls basketball champions

HEUVELTON — In the course of 12 hours, the community of Heuvelton and the north country as a whole celebrated the Bulldogs’ state Class D girls basketball championship. [Read more...]

Vintage postcards help preserve St. Lawrence County’s past

CANTON — Long before people were using Twitter and Facebook to stay connected, there were postcards. Lots of them. [Read more...]

Five Things Friday – March 20

Happy Friday! This weekend is full of ways to enjoy the north country, so get out there and do it.

[Just click each event for more info.] [Read more...]

Syracuse reaction: Matt Gorman talks about Boeheim and coach’s legacy

Matt Gorman said he and Jim Boeheim always had an honest player-coach relationship, so honest that their most memorable conversations “should stay behind closed doors.”

But Gorman said he, like many former players, was relieved to see Wednesday’s announcement by Syracuse University that Boeheim, the Hall of Fame SU men’s basketball coach of 39 years, will be staying with the team for an additional three seasons. [Read more...]

Lewis County officials urge community members to support Fort Drum at Friday’s rally

LOWVILLE — Lewis County officials are urging community members to show their support for Fort Drum at Friday’s rally at Jefferson Community College in Watertown.

To make it easier to attend, they’re providing free bus service. [Read more...]

New collections manager enthused about job at St. Lawrence County’s Silas Wright Museum

CANTON — The new collections manager/educator at the Silas Wright House and Museum is enthused about putting to use her museum background and her interest in fashion and textile history. [Read more...]

Cold weather, warm spirits mark Irish Festival parade

WATERTOWN — The sudden downturn in temperatures and advent of late winter snow put a damper on an otherwise spirited Irish Festival parade Sunday, though spectators still turned out in their best and greenest attire to celebrate the occasion.

“It’s a nice, fun event,” said Matthew R. Angel, Watertown. “It’s nice to get out and do something.” [Read more...]