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2015 Russell Theater Schedule

A brochure of the schedule for the 2015 Russell Theater program has been published.  Download it here.

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush 

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush will hold mobile office hours in Gouverneur on April 15.  The Assemblyman will be at the Gouverneur Municipal Building, 1227 US Hwy 11 from 1 PM - 3 PM.  Constituents will have an opportunity to speak with Assemblyman Blankenbush and discuss the legislative session or local concerns.  For questions or more information, contact Brian Peck, 315-493-3909

2014-2015 New York Municipal Guide

Any interested community member may follow this link to download a complimentary copy of the 2014-2015 New York Municipal Guide.


The new elevator/lift will be started this spring in the town hall. 


ALBANY, NY – 11/18/14 – The Preservation League of New York State has made a grant of $8,500 to support the cost of a historic structure report for the Russell Town Hall and Theater.

This 1921 brick Classical Revival municipal building houses town government, the court, the post office and an ornate theater. It was designed by Samuel D. P. Williams, a prominent Ogdensburg architect. The site and funding were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Seymour H. Knox and Seymour H. Knox Jr., the family closely associated with Buffalo arts, culture and equestrian activities. 

The historic structure report will be completed by Holmes King Kallquist & Associates, Architects, and will guide the town’s effort to address masonry repair, accessibility, plaster and stenciling restoration, and other issues facing this State and National Register-listed landmark. 

Robert Best, Town Supervisor, said, “Use of the Town Hall and Theater has been increasing, and this historic structure is important to our community. A historic structure report will help us maintain our Town Hall for future generations, and we are very grateful for the assistance this grant award gives us to look towards and plan for the future.” 

The Preserve New York Grant Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. “With the announcement of the 2014 awards, the total support provided by Preserve New York since its launch in 1993 is over $1.9 million to 307 projects statewide,” said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. “Preserve New York has a strong track record of bolstering local preservation efforts and delivering a strong return on investment.” 

“At its August, 2014 meeting, the Preserve New York grant program panel selected 15 applicants in 12 counties around the state to share $100,000 in funding,” said Tania Werbizky, the League's Regional Director of Technical and Grant Programs in western New York. “As always, the competition for these funds was intense. The Preservation League is delighted to help advance the preservation efforts of the Town of Russell with timely funding from Preserve New York."

Organizations and municipalities receiving grant awards in 2014 are:  Albany County: Westerlo Public Library; Chautauqua County: Chautauqua County Historical Society; Columbia County: Town of Livingston; Erie County (2): Elmwood Village Association; Village of Springville; Essex County (2): Fort Ticonderoga Association, Inc.; Town of Westport; Genesee County: LeRoy Business Council; Greene County: Town of Lexington; Montgomery County (2): Village of Fultonville; Village of St. Johnsville; Orleans County: Village of Holley; St. Lawrence County: Town of Russell; Steuben County: Town of Campbell; Sullivan County: Town of Delaware, Hamlet of Callicoon.

For more information on the Preserve New York Grant Program, please call 518-462-5658 or visit the League’s website at

Town Hall Grant ... The town of Russell has qualified for a grant from the Preserve New York Grant Program.
  • The Preserve New York Grant Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
  • Fifteen grants in thirteen counties totaling $100,000 were made by the Preserve New York Grant Program in 2014
  • The Preserve New York Grant Program supports outstanding local preservation projects throughout the state.  Since 1993, Preserve New York has awarded over $1.9 million in direct support to 307 projects

The Russell Theatre Committee is looking for more people interested in being involved with the theatre. We have a small committee and it takes time to schedule and work at each show. If you are interested in being involved, please call 347-2358.

Thank you,
The Russell Theatre Committee Members

NOTICE is hereby given that the Final Assessment Roll for the Town of Russell, St. Lawrence County, State of New York, for the year 2014 has been completed and verified by the undersigned assessor and a certified copy thereof filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Russell on the 1st day of July, 2014 to remain on file for public inspection. The final assessment roll is also available for viewing on the St. Lawrence County web site – - per requirement of RPTL section 1590(2).
Dated; July 1, 2014
Effa Sullivan, Assessor

The St. Lawrence County Justice Court Consolidation Feasibility Study Final Draft November 2013 is now available for download.  In addition to this download, a copy is available in the Town Clerk's office in Russell.  

Click to download this .pdf fileEducational material on the subject of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure minimization is now available.  Residents can click on the graphic at the left to access a .pdf file of the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) report, "Persistent Organic Pollutants: Impact on Child Health".  This landmark WHO report is a must read for everyone who cares about the health of our nation's children.

"This is a good, strong step forward in the work of educating St. Lawrence County residents on the subject of POPs exposure minimization." - Donald L. Hassig, Director, Cancer Action NY, Cancer Action News Network.


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