Clarkson hockey players visits Parishville-Hopkinton School
Members of the men's Clarkson hockey team visited Parishville-Hopkinton Central School recently. Junior players, Jake Morley of Ogdensburg, and Richie LaVeau read stories and signed autographs. This year Clarkson donated tickets as a student reward as part of the Panther Paw program at PHCS.
Time to audit Massena's Business Development Corporation
I read, with disbelief and alarm, an article concerning the Village of Massena's proposed budget. The article states that the village is eliminating it's $60,000 budget line which is used to fund the Massena BDC. The article mentions that there is concern over the fact that BDC has not had an outside audit of its financial dealings since 2003. Are you kidding? How could a publicly funded entity have been allowed to function for seven years without any objective financial accountability? Is this even legal? Has the BDC been receiving $60,000 per year for those seven years?
Clarkson sophmore to participate in Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at Gerstner Sloan-Kettering
POTSDAM -- Clarkson University sophomore Martin W. LaFleur of Potsdam has been selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
LaFleur, a biomolecular science and biology double major, is one of only 24 students from around the nation chosen for this intensive, ten-week program.
St. Regis Falls Central plans spelling bee March 24
ST. REGIS FALLS – St. Regis Falls Central School will hold a spelling bee for students in grades 5-8 Thursday, March 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the school auditorium.
There will be four finalists from each grade level.
Finalists will be determined following in-class mini-bees.
Renowned jazz guitarist John 'Bucky' Pizzarelli to perform in Potsdam March 24
POTSDAM – The Community Performance Series presents renowned jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli & Friends Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam.
Pizzarelli will perform in the master swing style with jazz musicians Russ Kassoff on piano, Ken Peplowski on clarinet and saxophone, Jay Leonhart on bass and Dennis Mackrel on percussion.
All are veteran musicians and virtuosos on their instruments and have worldwide experience performing swing jazz. The band will perform American swing jazz, from the 1920s forward.
Massena Chamber of Commerce working on new membership directory
MASSENA – The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce is working on the 2011 – 2012 Membership Directory.
“Letters were sent to all our members last week requesting they review their information and contact the office with any changes by April 1, Z” said Executive Director Michael Gleason.
Rossie seeking $400,000 for housing rehabilitation; hearing Apr. 7
ROSSIE – Those in support of an application seeking a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant a for home repairs in Rossie are being encouraged to attend a public hearing 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in the town barn, 908 County Route 3.
If successful, the grant would provide funding to repair 10 to 12 homes in Rossie needing roof, window, plumbing, electrical, heating or structural repairs. Assistance would be based on the severity of housing conditions, household income and special needs such as disabilities.
Rep. Owens to host community forum in Potsdam March 26
POTSDAM – Congressman Bill Owens hosts a community forum from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at SUNY Potsdam.
Doors at the Crane School Wakefield Hall will open at 12:30.
Owens will deliver brief opening remarks about job creation and economic development, and then answer questions from constituents.
Parking is available in Lots 6, 7, and 9.
Book fair at Massena Memorial Hospital March 24, 25
MASSENA – Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a book fair Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25. are Fun Ltd., will have quality books and gifts on sale for up to 70 percent off retail on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Education Room/Lower level.
The sale continues March 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call MMH Public Relations Office, 769-4262.
Works by 3 female artists at SUNY Potsdam's Gibson Gallery
POTSDAM -- Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam is hosting "Three Women," featuring three female artists from New York State.
They include Amy Greenan from the Buffalo area, a painter whose series depicts houses; Tina LaMour, whose work consists of encaustic and oil on board; and Alison Weld who specializes in small works.
Weld will speak about her work 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, and LaMour will discuss her art 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.