First published: May 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm
Last modified: May 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm
POTSDAM - Potsdam Central voters overwhemingly approved a $27.3 million spending plan by a 618-148 margin.
Micheal H. Wallace, 571 votes: JUdith M. Hinman, 548; and Ralph L. Fuller, 522; were elected to the three seats on the school board. Ann M. Carvill, a former board member, rounded out the field with 362 votes.
First published: May 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm
Last modified: May 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm
Madrid-Waddington Central Schools $14,793,075, budget passed 172 to 45. Running without opposition, Gerald Molnar was reelected to the Board of Education. Andrew A. Bracy was elected 104 to 94 votes over Jacqueline Brown.
Hammond Central Schools $6,844,430 budget passed 54 to 12. Running without opposition, Bernard A. Martin was re-elected to the Board of Education for a five-year term.
First published: May 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm
Last modified: May 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm
NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Trevor J. Secore, 19, of 9378 state Route 56, Massena, with two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child Tuesday following an investigation into incidents that had taken place over the past year.
Troopers allege Secore had sexual relations with a 13-year-female in the summer of 2012 and again in January 2013, after the female had turned 14.
Secore was arraigned by Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond. The court also signed a temporary order of protection directing Secore to have no contact with the alleged victim.
He is scheduled to appear Friday morning in Norfolk Town Court.
First published: May 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm
Last modified: May 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm
COLTON - The Colton-Pierrepont spending plan was approved by a 169-60 margin. Former board member Baxter edged Roberts 126-99 to capture the board seat.
Parishville-Hopkintons spending plan passed by an 85-32 vote.
First published: May 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm
Last modified: May 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm
Voters in the St. Lawrence Central, Norwood-Norfolk and Massena school districts easily passed their 2013-14 spending plans Tuesday.
The St. Lawrence Central spending plan was approved by a 183-44 margin, and Massena Central voters voted 463-263 to approve their budget for the coming school year. Nowood-Norfols budget was also approved by a more than 2:1 margin, 213-102.
First published: May 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Last modified: May 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm
CANTON A severe thunderstorm is moving through St. Lawrence County shortly after 6 p.m., downing trees and power lines and leaving communities in the dark.
Reports of downed trees included one on Park Street near Lawrence Funeral Home that struck a car. Another was reported blocking County Route 25 in DeKalb.
As of 7:15 p.m., National Grids online outage map showed more than 5,200 people without power, mostly in Canton, DeKalb and the Pyrites and North Russell areas. Outages were also shown near Madrid, Norwood, Colton, Gouverneur and Fowler.
The companys website estimated that power would be restored by 10:45 p.m.
A utility pole and power lines were reported down on County Route 24 outside of Canton.