Although the toilet gardens in Potsdam continue to be vandalized, owner Hank Robar tells 7 News he will continue to put them up. One of his art installations was vandalized over the weekend and Police are investigating the incident. Tip should be sent to 265-2121. The property is protected by a security camera, but the vandal or vandals placed a tarp over one to obscure their identity.
A Syracuse man was busted with thirty pounds of Marijuana in Ogdensburg on Friday. St Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies and Border Patrol stopped a vehicle operated by 23 year old Jarius Chrisjohn on Champlain street at 5 pm, with further investigation uncovering the pot. Chrisjohn faces charges of first degree criminal possession of marijuana and has been jailed in the St. Lawrence County Jail.
A Former president of the White House Correspondents' Association will be in Potsdam tomorrow. Bob Deans is the current director of strategic engagement for the Natrual Resources Defense Council advocacy group, and he'll give a talk at Clarkson University's Student Center Forum at 7:30. Deans will be lecturing on environmental conservation, and of course the public is welcome.
A Restaurant in Ogdensburg has shut its doors for good. The A&W and Long John Silvers located in the Parkway location on Route 37 closed down on Sunday, affecting 11 full and part time positions. Those people have been offered the opportunity to apply at other area stores. At this time, there is no plan to alter business or shut down the other shops located in the travel center. Declining business over the last few months has attributed to the decision to close.
An Ogdensburg man is headed back to prison for burglary. 30 year old Arley Dahlberg took a plea deal with prosecutors in which he admitted that he entered into a King Street Home in May and stole 90 dollars. It's believed Dahlberg attempted to enter into other homes, but any items stolen were not listed. Dahlberg could be facing as much as 10 years in prison plus five years of post release supervision.
Lanark County OPP are investigating multiple break and enter incidents in Mississippi Mills. Police say that on August 22nd, residents from the 12th COncession of Packenham reported a suspicious vehicle before 6 am and said that at least five homes had items taken from inside. Anyone with knowledge of these incidents should contact the Lanark County Crime SToppers.
A Brockville man has been charged with internet luring following a seventeen month investigation. Ontario Provincial Police arrested 44 year old Jason Link on August 20th after he attended a local establishment where he thought he was meeting a 13 year old girl. After finding him there, police seized his cell phone and remanded him to jail. The investigation is ongoing.
Employees from the Canadian Mental Health Association of Leeds and Grenville have had their jobs saved despite uncertainty. Seven employees will be incorporated into the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health Agency in a three year contract with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. The only employee not being brought in is former executive director of the CMHA, Colin Slack.
North Country Neighbors Too is closing down. The flea market located in the Midtown Plaza will be shutting its doors as of September 12th because the building has been sold off. Some of the vendors are going to be moving to Potsdam location on Market STreet. The store will be experiencing discounts at up to 75% percent for some vendors.