Cold front blowing into North Country Friday night
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:08 pm

The pleasing respite we have had from normal February temperatures will last another day, into Friday, the National Weather Service reports, before a cold front sweeps in on gusty winds Friday night to remind us that it's not spring yet.

Rain will fall tonight with temperatures in the 40s, but it could freeze in some of the normally cooler spots, NWS warns. Fog is predicted to persist overnight, with rain continuing Friday and temperatures perhaps passing 50 degrees. Winds will pick up to 15 to 20 mph, from the southwest.

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Cinema 10 continues season with 'No One Knows About Persian Cats' at Potsdam Roxy Monday
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:07 pm

POTSDAM – Cinema 10 continues its Spring 2011 season Monday, Feb. 21 with a screening of No One Knows About Persian Cats/Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh, a 2009 film about the underground music world of Iran.

Cinema 10 films screen on Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre in Potsdam.

Tickets are $3.50 individual/$25 season tickets for students and seniors, and $4.50 individual/$35 season tickets for general admission.

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Crane faculty recital featuring solo pianist Sunday
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:06 pm

POTSDAM -- The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam will present solo pianist Hannah Gruber in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, in Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam.

The recital features two world premieres, composed by Crane faculty member Dr. Tim Sullivan and Crane alumnus Brian Vlasak, respectively.

Sullivan's "Wayward Suite" is a brand new composition consisting of six movements.

Vlasak's "Gesticulations I" was written in 2008, but has yet to be performed.

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Assemblyman Blankenbush sees school aid cuts not being fair to North Country
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:15 pm

While he says he sees the need for drastic cuts in many of the state’s expenditures, Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush says he is concerned that North Country schools will be asked to burden more than their fair share of cuts.

“Many of these cuts are necessary and go a long way in reforming and restructuring how Albany operates,” Blankenbush said in a statement released Thursday. “One of the proposed cuts that I believe contains flaws is a $1.5 billion decrease, or seven-point-three percent, reduction in school aid.”

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Norwood Legion has open house Sunday to celebrate new ballroom
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:14 pm

NORWOOD – The Norwood American Legion, 10 Maple St., will hold an open house in their newly renovated ballroom Sunday, Feb. 20 from noon to 4 p.m.

Commander Elaine Saarinen says the room has been renovated with new walls and ceiling, new lighting and wiring, and new heat and air conditioning.

Everyone is welcome for wine and and hors d’oeuvres, and some door prizes.

The Norwood Auxiliary and Sons will be hlding a membership drive.

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Pancake breakfast at Norfolk American Legion Sunday
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:13 pm

NORFOLK – The Norwood-Norfolk Class of 2011 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 20 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Norfolk American Legion, Rt. 56.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, hot and cold beverages. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 10, and free for 5 and under.

Proceeds will go to Class of 2011 events.

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BOCES health careers program goes in depth
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:55 am

To the Editor:

My name is Alyssa Laneuville and I attend Seaway Career and Technical Education Center Health Careers Program.

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Bad Canton roads
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:54 am

It seems like every year the Village of Canton struggles to keep our streets and roads in anything resembling decent shape. On Main Street as you head out towards Potsdam, there is a stretch from the movie theatre past the St. Lawrence Romoda entrance that simply should not be driven on with all of the potholes. Drivers are forced to drive partially in the median just to avoid hitting them. Taking side streets doesn’t do anyone any favors either - Judson Street is a mess, too.

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Despicable behavior
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:53 am

We just read about the horror of an abused dog, left in a plastic bag on the side of the road to die. The dog was so completely covered in mange that his suffering had to have been unbearable. Just when you think you have heard it all and read it all about despicable human behavior along comes this story. They say it is not right to wish bad things on other people but in this case we’ll take our chances and pray that the same horror be bestowed on you tenfold. How you can sleep at night is beyond me.

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St. Lawrence Gas extension from Norfolk into Franklin County approved by state commission
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:47 am

ALBANY -- The New York State Public Service Commission has approved St. Lawrence Gas’s plan to extend its pipeline into Franklin County.

The pipeline would extend 48 miles into northern Franklin County from the company’s existing pipeline in eastern St. Lawrence County.

In addition, the commission authorized a new 50-mile network of distribution lines to expand the natural gas delivery service to nearly 2,500 customers in the two counties.

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