Cut N-N middle school
It’s not fair to attack public education. Focus should be on the boards of education who allow the monetary waste that is being committed in the name of “improving and creating quality education.” I can tell you that one huge area of waste is the Norwood-Norfolk Middle School. In the past, there were more students and we had two elementary buildings and one high school. With fewer students, we now have one building with a pre-kindergarten to grade four elementary wing, a grades five to eight wing and a grades nine to 12 high school.
High gas prices
Remember folks as you pump that ever-increasing, high-priced gas into your car that the folks in control in Washington are the ones who have said for years that we should be paying more for our gas, and driving less, one likely a direct result of the other. Just yesterday, a White House spokesman said the American people can easily absorb $5-plus gasoline. Easy for them to say when it’s our tax dollars filling the tanks in their taxpayer-leased vehicle and flying them around the country first class spending revenues they haven’t even collected from us yet.
PTA's "Connect for Respect" works to prevent bullying
To the Editor:
National PTA has launched "Connect for Respect," an initiative to prevent bullying in schools and communities across the country. Parents and PTA leaders play a critical role in ensuring that children grow up in safe environments free from bullying. Tip sheets are available that show how PTAs and parents can help prevent bullying.
BeatleMania at Star Lake
NNYMarketplace.com plans grand opening March 18 to 20 in downtown Canton
CANTON -- NNYMarketplace.com, 109 Main St., has its grand opening Friday to Sunday, March 18 to 20.
The storefront showroom will feature products and information about local businesses, including local artisans, furniture makers, plus products and services from other local businesses you might not know about.
There will be special guest business speakers in the evenings demonstrating their new products and services.
Life and dance in Middle East explored in presentation at SLU March 24
CANTON - A presentation called "Silent Joy: The Truth About Life and Dance in the Middle East" will take place at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
Aegela (Angela Bear), a teacher and performer, will speak about the lives of the everyday woman in the Middle East and how dance, as well as other facets of their lives, is hidden from public view. She will also discuss professional dancers and their place in celebration and cultures, and dance culture in Egypt.
Lean manufacturing workshops March 23, 24 for leaders of North Country organizations, busineses
POTSDAM – To introduce organizations to the common sense approach of “Lean,” CITEC is offering full-day “Lean Beyond Manufacturing” workshops in Plattsburgh on Wednesday, March 23, and Watertown on Thursday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
These workshops will show how North Country organizations can expand services, decrease costs, and improve performance and quality using the efficiency principles of “Lean.”
Potsdam man facing several charges after being charged with DWI and allegedly resisting arrest
POTSDAM -- A Potsdam man faces several charges including driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest after a traffic stop early today.
George Koduah-Hamilton, 24, was stopped in his car by Potsdam police t 2:27 a.m. when a patrol allegedly saw him drifting into the left-hand lanes on Market and Depot streets.
ROTC students had a spectacular view of Potsdam during a recent flight lab aboard two CH-47 Chinook helicopters. This photo shows Sissonville Road and outer Market Street, with CPH, Potsdam Central, and SUNY Potsdam in the distance. Norwood-Norfolk Central School graduates Matthew Volz and Alex McGreevy, who submitted the photo, were aboard the Chinooks as they flew along Route 56 toward the St. Lawrence River. For a photo of one of the Chinook helicopters, click here.
Joseph "Joe" Joseph R. Hidy, Sr. "Joe", 79, passed away January 25, 2011 at the Hospice's Hamrick Home in Okeechobee.
A disabled American Veteran, he is survived by his wife, Elaine; granddaughters; daughter-in-law; great-grandchildren; brother and sister. Graveside services were held on Feb. 4 at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth.
To express condolences and/or make donations, visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries or sign the guestbook at www.bassokeechobeefh.com.