CONROY - A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 from St. John's Church in Plattsburgh, N.Y. for Mary Ellen Conroy, 80, formerly of Lynde St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. who passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at the Meadowbrook Health Care Facility. Rev. William G. Reamer, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh celebrated the Mass assisted by Deacon Jack Cogan. Altar servers were Sherm Luck, Tom Rennell and Gary Ryan. Organist was George Cantin. Family members placed the pall. Sr. Ann Conroy, CSC, her sister placed the crucifix. Kara Miller and Paige Barton, grandnieces read from scripture. Abiageal Barton, grandniece and Caleb Barton, grandnephew presented the Gifts. Pallbearers were David Curry, Stan Barton, Lucas Barton, Edward Conroy, Ralph Conroy and Chris Miller. Interment will be at a later date at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
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Schonbek lighting shines in 'The Great Gatsby'
Five chandeliers and four wall sconces manufactured in Plattsburgh adorn the Roaring 20's home of Tom and Daisy Buchanan in the film starring Leonard DiCaprio.
Woman 'very, very sorry' for stabbing
Joan Terrell of Fort Covington was sentenced to five years in state prison for knifing Wayne Henault, who has Alzheimer's disease.
Wilmington barn destroyed by fire
Firefighters were able to stop the Hardy Road blaze from spreading to a nearby horse barn; no animals were injured.
School budgets, candidates up for vote today
Some districts around the North Country have propositions on the ballot for bus purchases and other items.
City School talks voting procedures
District Superintendent James "Jake" Short recently responded to public inquiry about how the district's budget votes and School Board elections are conducted.
Towns request county assessor
Contracting for the service through Essex County would be a solution to a shortage of those qualified to value properties, officials say; tentative approval moves plan a step closer.
Westport Central meets tax-levy cap
Despite earlier concerns, the proposed budget maintains staff and programs.
Dudyak, Howley seek CCRS seats
Incumbent Joey Trombley is unchallenged for a new four-year term.
Of Interest: May 21, 2013
A brief look at news of note from around the North Country.
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