Ask colleges to pay more Potsdam costs
To The Editor:
As the Potsdam Village Board begins to grapple with whether or not to replace a position on the village police force, it is worth noting that in 2010, then Police Chief John Kaplan estimated that 50 percent of village police service could be directly attributed to college students.
Perhaps it is time for the administrators of both Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam to step up to the plate and accept some portion of the financial burdens imposed on village residents by inebriated students.
PCS candidate aims to serve students, workers
To the Editor:
My name is James Hubbard and I am a native of Potsdam and a graduate of Potsdam Central High School ‘93. Many of you may know me; some do not.
I am running for the Potsdam Central School board in the upcoming election on May 15 and I would like to take this opportunity to say a few things to the residents of Potsdam.
Having been born and raised here in Potsdam I have seen many changes, not only in the village and town overall, but in the schools.
Road safety reminder
Just a reminder to parents and drivers alike--especially in the Village of Potsdam. The nice weather is bringing kids out on their bikes now, and it would be a good time for parents to remind their kids of the rules of the road. Drivers must also be on the alert for them to do the unexpected. Twice already this year, I’ve seen a young boy almost get hit by a car on Leroy Street because he darted out in front of traffic, and again this morning, a young boy (not sure if the same one) was zig-zagging his way across Market Street near Pleasant when there was a lot of traffic.
Not what’s best for kids
As a concerned citizen in the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District, I am worried about the direction our school is going. Our leadership claims they are making decisions based on what is best for our students, but they continue to cut staff that are working directly with our kids. This year, we are losing 7.5 positions that directly work with kids. That’s six teachers and 1.5 teaching assistants. While this is happening, with the new money found, we are adding $45,000 to the budget for additional administrative costs.
Here is a picture of Moose, a German shepherd almost 2 years old, giving his mom, Lisa Fortin of Ogdensburg, lots of kisses!
Christopher LaPointe, Potsdam, went turkey hunting with his grandpa Steve Maxim on Sunday morning when he shot his first turkey weighing 20 pounds with a 9 inch beard and 1 inch spur.
Ann French recently spotted a Great Horned Owl nesting in Brasher Falls.
Paving on State Rt. 812 from Ogdensburg to Heuvelton begins next Monday
OGDENSBURG -- The state Department of Transportation is paving State Rt. 812 between the Route 37 intersection in Ogdensburg and the McIlwee Road intersection in Heuvelton.
Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 30 and is expected to be done in about two weeks.
DOT warns motorists may expect to encounter crews Monday through Friday both weeks.
A pilot vehicle is being used to assist traffic during work hours.
Normal traffic flow will resume after work hours.
Claxton-Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg earns recognition for cutting costs, maintaining quality
OGDENSBURG — Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (CHMC) has been recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for reducing costs while maintaining high quality care.
Brier Hill's 76th annual bullhead dinner is Friday
BRIER HILL -- Brier Hill Fire Company’s 76th annual bullhead dinner is Friday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fire station, 2704 SH 37.
Price is $12 for all you can eat. Menu includes: fresh Canadian bullheads, catfish, salads, baked beans, homemade desserts and a drink.
Any questions, call the station at 375-4128 or 322-2847.