Our Community



tauny logo TAUNY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of New York’s North Country. Explore this site to discover the diverse customs and traditions–like storytelling, music, crafts, foodways, and folk art–that make life special in our region, from the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondack Mountains. Click on the logo to find out more.


ONNY logo 2 The Orchestra of Northern New York was founded by Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Andrews in 1988. Now in its twenty-sixth season, the Orchestra’s mission to help improve the quality of life in the North Country through live performances of orchestral music performed by superb musicians in professional settings continues. ONNY is the only professional symphony orchestra from Rochester to Burlington and Syracuse to Ottawa. Click on the logo to find out more.


Canton-Potsdam Hospital

cph logo Canton-Potsdam Hospital provides comprehensive acute medical-surgical care and emergency care, and has widely recognized programs in chemical dependency treatment, cardiac care, obstetrics, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. The Hospital operates the Center for Cancer Care. With the main Hospital campus in Potsdam, the Hospital also provides services in Brasher Falls, Canton, and Norfolk. Click on the logo to find out more.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

claxton logo Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 130-bed community hospital and regional referral center. Claxton-Hepburn includes 67 acute-care beds, a 10-bed intensive care unit, a 10-bed birthing center, a 28-bed mental health center and a 15-bed acute rehabilitation unit. The Medical Center provides primary care to nearly 40,000 residents of Ogdensburg and surrounding communities and regional services to the 110,000 people of St. Lawrence County. Click on the logo to find out more.

Massena Memorial Hospital

massena logoThe Mission of Massena Memorial Hospital is to provide quality and equitable care within a primary/acute health care environment by a professional staff in a safe, compassionate, and efficient manner. Click on the logo to find out more.

Gouverneur Hospital

PrintGouverneur Hospital’s 200 skilled, compassionate employees share our commitment to the people of our service area to provide care right where you live aligned with standards and best practices of state and federal regulatory agencies, leading medical societies, and organizations in the forefront of high-quality, patient-centered care.

School Systems

St. Mary's

st mary logoThe purpose of St. Mary’s School is to provide a safe and loving environment where children may have their developmental needs met. This school is a place where children are educated: academically, physically, socially, psychologically, and most importantly spiritually. St. Mary’s School is a contemplative environment seeking a diverse population of adults and children. St. Mary’s welcomes a compassionate and socially active community of faith to join in opportunities to worship and apply Gospel values. Click on the logo to find out more.

Canton Central

canton school logoThe mission of Canton Central is to learn to learn, to grow healthy in body and in mind, and to develop as productive members of our school, community and world. Click on the logo to find out more.

Potsdam Central

potsdam logoThe Potsdam Central School District is located in the village of Potsdam, New York, a rural community in St. Lawrence County. Potsdam is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains near the St. Lawrence River. The district consists of about 230 square miles, with the village of Potsdam in the center. The village has a population of about 10,000 and is proud to be the home of Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam. Click on the logo to find out more.


ek logoEdwards-Knox Central School District is located at 2512 County Highway 24 Russell, NY serving grades PK-12 in St.Lawrence County. The mission of the Edwards-Knox Central School District is to provide positive learning experiences in order to maximize the growth and potential of each student and to serve as a learning resource for the entire community. This mission will be achieved through teaching and learning in an environment which is safe and positive, which encourages students to become responsible and to respect themselves and others, and which focuses on social, emotional and physical dimensions. Click on the logo to find out more.


hd logoHermon-Dekalb Central School is committed to equipping students with the tools they need for academic, personal and social achievement. Hermon-Dekalb Central School enables every student to reach their highest potential by establishing a curriculum that meets or exceeds government standards for education; providing extracurricular programs that develop children’s’ mental, physical and social skills; and partnering with parents and the community to create an environment geared to the success of all students. Click on the logo to find out more.


heuvelton logoAt Heuvelton Central School District, our mission is to provide a family atmosphere which will allow members of our community to learn to their utmost potential, in a warm, supportive environment. We, the unified Heuvelton community, are dedicated to developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for our students to be successful, contributing members of our society. Click on the logo to find out more.

Higher Learning

Clarkson University

clarkson logoClarkson produces remarkably effective engineers, scientists, health professionals, business people, and creative leaders who easily engage “What’s next?”. We do it by creating an exceptionally demanding, boundary-spanning experience in an entrepreneurial community known for its core values, technology intensive resources, and appreciation of the Adirondack Park just outside our doorstep. Click on the logo to find out more.

Saint Lawrence University

slu logoThe mission of St. Lawrence University is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise. St. Lawrence University is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world. Click on the logo to find out more.

SUNY Potsdam

suny pots logoThe State University of New York at Potsdam prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity and discovery. As an inclusive scholarly community, rooted in our historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and our leadership in the fine and performing arts, we are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation for all students. Click on the logo to find out more.

SUNY Canton

suny canton logoThe College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college’s present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton. All academic programs are designed in a ladder curriculum, meaning students who start in a certificate or associate program can apply their first years of study toward their associate or bachelor’s degree. Click on the logo to find out more.