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The Town of DeKalb is located between the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondacks and encompasses the hamlet of DeKalb Junction, the Village of Richville, and the hamlets of DeKalb, Kendrew and Bigelow. William Cooper of Cooperstown arranged the purchase of De Kalb in February of 1803. The Town of DeKalb was officially chartered by the NYS legislature on February 22, 1806. The first “village” in the township of DeKalb was known as Williamstown or Coopers Village which, by 1814, was a village offering most necessary frontier services. In 1820, when the Coopers were no longer involved, it became known as DeKalb Village. [Click on History in the list on the right for much more information on the history of DeKalb and Richville.]
February 25, 2015
A public presentation on efforts to create a Blueway Trail that would enhance and promote tourism and recreational opportunities along the Oswegatchie River will be held at the DeKalb Sunrise Apartments, Thursday, March 4th at 7 p.m.
The meeting, hosted by the Town of DeKalb and Village of Richville is aimed at updating the public on the status of the Oswegatchie Blueway Trail initiative, now in its early stages. The meeting will be mostly informational but, input from the public is welcome.
The first phase of the project is being funded through two separate $25,000 grants from the Empire State Development Corporation and the state Department of State, which were awarded last year. The trail would run from the riverís origin deep in the Adirondack Mountains to its convergence with the St. Lawrence River.
The City of Ogdensburg will serve as the lead agency as the Oswegatchie Blueway Trail plan moves forward. Ogdensburg Director of Planning and Development Andrea L. Smith will present a slide presentation of the first stage of the Oswegatchie Blueway Trail initiative which will involve networking with as many as 21 communities along the 130-mile-long river and setting up a regional steering committee comprised of two members from each participating community. The Blueway steering committee will hold regular meetings over the next 18 months, at the end of which time, a comprehensive marketing plan will be developed. Once the Oswegatchie Blueway Trail marketing plan is completed, it will provide a comprehensive snapshot of what opportunities already exist along the river, and where improvements can be made to improve access for recreation and preservation.
If the plan meets state approval, the entire Oswegatchie River corridor from its head waters in the Five Ponds Wilderness area of the Adirondack Mountains, to its northern-most convergence with the St. Lawrence River, would be eligible to receive designation as an official New York State Blueway Trail.
This designation will be instrumental in eventually securing additional funding that can be used to physically enhance infrastructure opportunities in communities along the river to make it more accessible and inviting for tourists and other outdoor enthusiasts. The development of the Oswegatchie Blueway Trail will also help connect the river to several designated scenic byways in the North Country, including the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway, the Olympic Byway, and the Seaway Trail Scenic Byway.
February 24, 2015
The DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church will be having a Lasagna Supper on March 10 at 5pm -
February 24, 2015
St. Lawrence County
Public Health Department
Rabies Control Program
Date Location Time Site
Feb 5th Canton 5-8 PM Cornell Coop Ext. Farm
May 14th Canton 1-4 PM Human Services Center
Sept 10th Canton 5-8 PM Human Services Center
Oct 8th Canton 5-8 PM Human Services Center
Local Municipalities in the DeKalb Area
Date Location Time Site
June 25th Russell 6-8 PM Russell Fire Department
July 9th Gouverneur 6-8 PM Gouverneur Town Barn
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