---- — Man charged with having 22 pounds of pot
ANTWERP — A Hogansburg man was charged at a checkpoint Saturday with possessing 22 pounds of marijuana.
New York State Police reported Brian A. Lazore Jr., 36, was stopped at a checkpoint conducted by State Police and the U.S. Border Patrol on Route 11 in the Town of Antwerp in Jefferson County.
Police said the marijuana was found in his 1995 red Honda Accord.
Lazore was subsequently charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.
He was arraigned in LeRay Town Court and sent to Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, to reappear in court at a later date.
— By Staff Writer Dan Heath
Day of Service food drive today
PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Volunteer Center, operated by the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., is remembering 9/11 by holding a three-county food drive as a National Day of Service project.
The food drive will help people through Catholic Charities of Franklin County, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity in Clinton County and Adirondack Community Action Programs in Essex County.
Food will be collected during business hours today. Non-perishable food items can be delivered to United Way of the Adirondack Region, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh; JCEO, 54 Margaret St., Plattsburgh; ACAP, 7572 Court St., Suite 2, Elizabethtown; Catholic Charities of Franklin County, 57 Rennie St., Malone; Community Action Agency Outreach Centers located throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties; and Adirondack Daily Enterprise, 54 Broadway, Saranac Lake.
Extra garden produce sought for donation
PLATTSBURGH — If your garden is overflowing, you can harvest your produce for Plattsburgh Plant a Row for the Hungry, a local volunteer group whose mission is to distribute fresh vegetables and fruit to underserved local people, including through food shelves and free meal programs.
More than 900 pounds of fresh produce has been donated so far, includind offerings from Plattsburgh Community Garden, Agoney’s Vegetables, Gonyo Farms, United Methodist Women, Presbyterian Church, Master Gardener Volunteers, Giroux Poultry Farms, Lamoy’s Farm, Rehoboth Farm, Juniper Hill Farm and many individual home gardeners.
For more information about where and when to take your produce for donation, go to the link on the Plattsburgh Community Garden Group website: http://www.plattsburghcommunitygarden.org/Home.
If you need help harvesting produce for donation, contact Plattsburgh Coordinator Beth Dixon at email@example.com or 562-2242.