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Stockholm plans to voice support for Massena B&G Club at next meeting

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WINTHROP - Massena Boys & Girls Club officials asked the town of Stockholm for support in the establishment of the business.

Town Supervisor Clark S. Decker said they plan to address the subject at next month’s meeting.

Stockholm town officials received a letter from representatives of the future home for adolescent activities two weeks ago but initially misinterpreted the letter as a monetary donation request.

“They were looking for contributions from the town of Stockholm. ... I guess I’ll leave it to the board’s discretion. The only other thing we could do I suppose would be to table it and find more information,” Mr. Decker said last week.

The board noted that they did not believe any students from their township attended school in Massena.

After a brief discussion, the town board elected to table the request until they received more details.

“There was no figure given (in the letter.) They’re just establishing (the club) now and they are soliciting contributions from outlying areas,” Mr. Decker said. “We’ll just wait to see what develops.”

Massena Police Chief Timmy J. Currier has been an instrumental part of the establishment of the club and explained that the group reached out to numerous municipalities in the area.

“All we were looking for was a resolution of them supporting it,” he said. “We reached out to Stockholm, Brasher, Norfolk and Lawrence. We’ll also be reaching out to the other communities also as we proceed.”

Mr. Decker said last week that the board plans on passing the resolution at May’s meeting. “(The Boys & Girls Club) will be on the agenda for the next meeting. We just wanted to get more information on it.”

The Massena Boys & Girls Club finalized a $125,000 purchase of the St. Joseph’s Social Hall on Bayley Road in Massena in December to use at its home.

The club has held numerous fundraising events in the past six months.

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