O'CONNELL - A Mass of Christian burial for Mark B. O'Connell, 57, of Standish Road, Saranac, who died on Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013, at his home, was celebrated on Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church. The Mass was celebrated by Msgr. Dennis Duprey, pastor. The Altar server was Veronica Matott. The organist was George Shnob. The crucifix was placed by Eleanor Tart. Scripture readings were by Rebecca Langlois and David Sampson. The offertory gifts were presented by Ann Sampson and Eleanor Tart. The pall bearers were Bill Siskavich, Christopher O'Connell, Jason Terry and Wes Facteau. A delegation of Corrections Officers from Clinton Correctional Facility formed an honor guard and presented the New York State flag. Burial will be in Cadyville Protestant Cemetery later in the year. Arrangements were entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901 . Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Parades to honor Olympic athletes
Main Streets will welcome Olympic athletes home on March 16 in Lake Placid, March 26 in Saranac Lake.
Vermont towns oppose IP pipeline
Two communities and one agency voted against the spur that would cross the lake and serve the Ticonderoga mill, but the results are nonbinding.
City, town explore increased collaboration
The two Plattsburghs will host a workshop on March 14 to bring government officials and department heads together to meet with their counterparts and generate ideas on more shared services.
Master plan in view for Saranac River Trail
Town of Plattsburgh Complete Streets Committee updated on project. Next meeting is March 26.
Radio Shack to close up to 1,100 stores
The company has not announced which ones, but it has four stores in the tri-county region.
Hogansburg woman charged with aggravated animal cruelty
Shawna A. Bero, 29, was taking care of the dog for a friend who is in Franklin County Jail.
Champlain chimney fire leads to structure fire
Smoke entered the walls of Jeffery and Shelly Peete's home.
Police: NAC student sparked fire in locker room
A teacher doused the flames with a fire extinguisher, but two lockers and some clothing items were damaged.
Students gear up for Regional Spelling Bee
The 2014 Champlain Valley Educational Services Regional Spelling Bee will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Moriah Central School.
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