Warrior Writers Workshop for veterans held Sept. 17 at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM – A Warrior Writers Workshop open to all veterans, active duty, reserves, National Guard, and their families will be held Friday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam’s Morey Hall 117.
Food, drinks, and materials will be supplied. No experience is necessary.
For more information, contact [email protected] or 267-6240.
Making tobacco use less attractive can help
To the Editor:
I have been part of the North Country community my entire life, both by supporting local athletics as Sports Director at WPDM for over 40 years, and as a booster. I’ve seen tobacco use have a devastating effect on the health and well being of the people of St. Lawrence County.
After a discussion with the program coordinator for the St. Lawrence County Tobacco Free Community Partnership, I’ve gained a better understanding of the extent of the impact tobacco use has on our families.
Rejoicing in truth, justice and the American Way
To the Editor:
As we face a contested and possibly heated election this November, I find myself a little distressed in wanting to delight and rejoice in the “downfall” (voting out) of politicians that seem to not be able to hear “We the People.”
I will identify that I am a believer in Jesus Christ and a lover of the freedom that comes with faith. I am also a citizen of these United States, having been born here as the fourth generation of immigrant sojourners though Ellis Island from Norwood and Sweden around the turn of the 20th century.
Discuss the issue
To the person who wrote “Students Are No Good” (Sept. 8-14), as well as the community members that have problems with students, I am a student at SUNY Potsdam and I have lived in Potsdam for 19 years. Yes, we are loud, and can be a bit annoying at times, however if people would be respectful and maybe talk to us personally instead of calling the police to come ticket us, we would be more willing to comply with you. We are in college! We are going to go out and have fun, and to the families that live on the “college streets,” if you hate it that much, then move.
What’s on the inside
In response to “No Workers With Tattoos” (Sept. 8-14), I am in charge of hiring at a local business in Potsdam. I hire employees for what’s on the inside, for their intelligence, creativity, knowledge, work ethic and personality. When someone comes into an interview with body art, it displays a sense of individuality, confidence and an open mind. Personally, I want those kinds of people working for me. I don’t care if someone comes in painted purple, as long as they are qualified and capable to do the job assigned to them.
Potsdam resident graduates Summa Cum Laude from Adams State College
Judith Perryman of Potsdam graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo., spring 2010 commencement on Saturday, May 15, in Plachy Hall. Perryman received a bachelor of arts/sociology/social welfare.
Adams State awarded 409 degrees this spring.
The growth of its Graduate School prompted Adams State to hold two commencement ceremonies for the first time.
Primary day today busy for county GOP; Democrats voting for 47th Senate seat, two statewide races
As St. Lawrence County voters head to the polls Tuesday, the Republicans will be the party to watch.
Republicans in St. Lawrence County have several primary contests today, while Democrats in the county, aside from statewide races, are only choosing a candidate in the state’s 47th Senate District on Primary Day.
Potsdam village police level weapons charges against Colton man involved in fight
POTSDAM -- Village police have charged a Colton man with felony weapons possession in connection with their continuing investigation of a fight downtown Sept. 3 that resulted in several injuries.
John A. Sneed, 40, was found to be in possession of an eight-inch buck knife with a four-inch blade which police say was extended and displayed during the altercation at La Casbah, 6 Elm St. Police say they seized the weapon during the fight.
Opening reception for SUNY Potsdam Gibson Gallery dual exhibit Sept. 16
POTSDAM – SUNY Potsdam’s Roland Gibson Gallery will soon showcase the work of two intriguing artists displaying their works in concurrent exhibits.
The College’s art museum will host “Continuation,” an exhibit by Dave Beck, and “Closer to the Bone,” an exhibit by Jonathan Soard, from Sept. 16 to Oct. 16.
The professional show will kick off with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 in the gallery.
Fireworks, raft race, Double Axel highlights at SUNY Canton Fall Fest Sept. 15
CANTON – Fireworks and North Country mainstay band Double Axel are the highlights of SUNY Canton’s Fall Fest Wednesday, Sept. 15.
The first fireworks will launch at 9 p.m. from the field behind Smith Residence Hall.
Double Axel will perform classic rock sets at 3:30 and 6 p.m., and a college DJ will performing at 4:30 and 7 p.m., also in field behind Smith Hall.
The rain location for all events except for the fireworks and soccer match is in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. All events are free and open to the public.