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Helen Hinsdale Rich St Lawrence Counties First Suffragette
April 16, 2015

Helen Rich was the first woman from St Lawrence County to take a public stand for the woman’s right to vote. To find out more about this local poet and lecturer attend the discussion of her life by Bryan Thompson, 7 p.m. Monday April 27 at the Town of De Kalb Historical Association’s Meetinghouse Museum, 696 E. DeKalb Rd., DeKalb Jct. The discussion is free and open to the public.


Helen Rich, born in Antwerp in 1827, was the wife of Richville native Moses Rich and a mother of three. By the age of 35, she was a poet, author, and a public speaker active in temperance, woman’s rights and other reform causes. During the Civil War while participating in a local Union Army recruitment campaign she began to advocate for votes for women. By 1895 she was asked to write and present a special birthday poem at the Chicago celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 80th birthday.


For further information about this event please call 347-2178.


Notice from the Town of DeKalb Highway Department
April 15, 2015

The Hermon-DeKalb Teachers Association will be hosting a 5K run/walk on May 16th and have asked the town of DeKalb highway department to close the East DeKalb Road between US Highway 11 and County Route 17.  The closing of the road will be from 9:30 AM to approximately 11:30 AM to ensure the safety of the participants.


The town will post personnel at both ends of the road, should an emergency arise that requires opening of the road.


This fundraiser is sponsored by the National Honor Society and helps to provide scholarships; assist in paying for distance learning classes and AP exams.  It also helps to alleviate expenses for families undergoing medical treatments.


Thank you in advance for your consideration for this worthy cause, and may our small inconvenience help make this a GREAT and successful event.


Superintendent of highways –

Alan Garrand

Wayside Cemetery Association Annual Meeting
April 14, 2015
The Wayside Cemetery Association will hold their
Annual Meeting on Monday, April 27th, 6PM at the Richville Library.
Call Matthew McAdam at 287-00795 for more information
April 02, 2015

The Village of Richville is looking for bids to do the mowing and brush trimming along Main St., around the Village Office and at the Playground including the ball field.  We would also like the individual to be available to hang the Summer Banners and the Christmas Decorations as well as remove them for the season.  This bid should also include an hourly rate for any maintenance work that may need to be done around the office building or playground buildings.  Please have your bid postmarked no later than May 1, 2015 and mail to the Village of Richville, PO Box 285, Richville, NY 13681.  Please clearly mark the envelope “Maintenance Bid”.  

Photo contest for Iroquois Gas Transmission System Calendar
March 27, 2015


Iroquois produces an annual calendar featuring scenes from many of their pipeline communities.  This calendar is provided free of charge to over 17,000 residents/businesses, public officials and emergency responders in their 65 communities as part of their Public Awareness Program.


Submitting photos taken in all four seasons may increase the chance of selection; however, only one photograph will be selected per community.  If your photo is selected for inclusion, a $250 donation will be made to your community’s recreation or beautification program.


Guidelines for photo submission:

*    Photo must be of an outdoor scene and not feature individuals or businesses a primary subject

*    High-resolution (300 dpi minimum)

*    Horizontal 8.5 x 11” format only

*    Photo should not be more than 3 years old

*    Submitter agrees to provide Iroquois the right to publish the photo and represents that they have all the rights necessary to grant such license

*    Submissions must be received by July 31, 2015


Submit digital file via US mail or email to:

Ruth Parkins

Manager, Public Affairs

One Corporate Drive, Suite 600

Shelton, CT 06484



Submission should include:




Daytime Phone

Location of photo

Grievance Day
March 27, 2015
The Town of DeKalb's Property Tax Grievance Day will be held on May 27th from 4pm to 8pm at the Town Hall.
Town Cleanup Days
March 19, 2015

The Town of DeKalb Highway Department offers a spring drop off of rubbish at the Town Barn located at 2810 SH 812 DeKalb, as well as, a spring and fall curbside pick-up.


The drop off days will be the last Thursday in March and the first Saturday in April.  Thursday’s time is 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Saturday’s drop off time is 8:00 am – 12 noon.  Items that will be accepted are as follows: trash, household furnishings, appliances, etc. (no household garbage)

Only two tires off the rims will be accepted from each house hold.


In the spring, the Highway Department picks up on the North Side of Route 11 and the South Side of Route 11 in the fall.


During the Memorial Day week in May, the Highway Department will pick up all curb/roadside trash, household furnishings, appliances, etc. (no household garbage) at all Town of DeKalb homes located on the North Side of Route 11.  Residents are encouraged to use the weekend to assemble items they wish to discard.  All items must be at the curb/roadside by 6:00 AM and pick up will begin on Tuesday.  Trucks will only make one pass for each street/road. No exceptions.


For the fall pickup, the Department will use the week of Columbus Day on Tuesday.  The Highway Department will pick up all curb/roadside trash, household furnishings, appliances, etc. (no household garbage) at all Town of DeKalb homes located on the South Side of Route 11. Again, residents are encouraged to use the weekend to assemble items for pickup, as all items must be curb/roadside by 6:00 AM and pick up will begin on Tuesday. Trucks will only make one pass for each street/road. No exceptions.


North side is any property along Route 11 towards the Oswegatchie River and beyond.  The South side is any property along Route 11 towards Bigelow and to the Hermon Town Line.  In the hamlet of DeKalb Junction, it is in the direction of Hermon.


If you have any questions, please call the Town Barn at 347-3323 or the Town Clerk’s Office at 347-3331.

Rabies Clinics
February 24, 2015

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St. Lawrence County

Public Health Department

Rabies Control Program


Public Health


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

Town of DeKalb 2013 Annual Financial Report
March 19, 2014



NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Financial Report document for the year 2013 for the Town of DeKalb is now on file in the office of the Town Clerk. The 2013 Annual Financial Report is available for public inspection by any and all interested persons at all reasonable hours at the Town Hall, DeKalb Junction, NY.


Debra A Osborn


Town Clerk


Town of DeKalb


2014 Rabies Clinics
March 18, 2014

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has published the schedule of rabies clinics to be held at various locations throughout the year. 

Click  2014 Rabies Clinic Schedule - SLC Public Health Dept for the complete schedule.


December 18, 2013


Click DeKalb Tobacco-Free Policy for details.


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