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Members of the $234 million St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union (SLFCU) in Ogdensburg, N.Y., soundly defeated a proposed merger with the $806 million SeaComm Federal Credit Union in Massena, N.Y., which would have created a $1 billion financial cooperative in the Empire State’s North Country.

During a special meeting on Monday, 2,428 SLFCU members voted against the consolidation and 1,023 voted in favor of it.

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