In nationwide publication, SUNY Canton president explains why he accepted the job
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 7:53 am

CANTON -- SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy is featured in an upcoming higher education publication designed to inform and educate industry experts and executives.

Kennedy was recently interviewed for the article, “SUNY Canton: Evolution of Excellence,” in the July issue of Education Executive magazine in which he discusses the task that lay ahead when he arrived in 1993.

In the article, Kennedy explains why he said yes to the job when most people wouldn't have entertained taking on the challenge.

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Foundation gives $150K to Clarkson Digital Arts & Sciences
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 7:48 am

POTSDAM -- A Massachusetts foundation has awarded Clarkson University a gift of $150,000 for the university's Digital Arts & Sciences Program.

The gift, from the George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Mass., is specifically directed toward improvement of the program's facilities and the purchase of new equipment.

The 2011 fall semester will see the largest number of incoming DA&S freshman to date, brining total enrollment to over 60 students. Assistant Professor Dave Beck has directed the program for the past four years, and has overseen the evolution of the program.

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Chicken barbecue in Canton on Thursday
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 7:47 am

CANTON – A chicken barbecue will be held at the Brick Chapel Church Thursday, June 30 beginning at 5 p.m.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 ages 12 and under and free for under 5. Half a chicken is $4.50.

For more information, contact 386-3891.

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Carbino’s Jewelry and Diamond Center was honored recently with a Small Business Excellence Award in East Syracuse by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the New York Business Development Corporation. In the photo above are, from left, Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director, Kristey McGill, Brenda Carbino, owner of Carbino’s Jewelry and Diamond Center, Greg Carbino, owner of Carbino’s Jewelry and Diamond Center, Dale Rice, NYS SBDC Canton director, and Patrick MacKrell, president & CEO of New York Business Development Corporation.

Bill to create commission to celebrate 200th anniversary of battles in Ogdensburg, elsewhere receives final legislative approval
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 6:03 pm

A bill that would establish a War of 1812 commemorative commission to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the war – including battles at Ogdensburg’s Fort LaPresentation -- has received final legislative approval.

“I am very pleased that this legislation has now passed both houses and look forward to its enactment with the Governor's signature. This will mean that we can confidently carry out the significant events that commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812," Said Barbara O'Keefe, Director of the Fort La Presentation Project.

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Potsdam student develops brochure explaining harmful effects of second-hand smoke
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 6:01 pm

POTSDAM -- Potsdam Central Student Bonnie Smyth has developed a brochure designed to educate the community about the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and tobacco use in general.

The brochure, titled “Protect Potsdam,” highlights the impact of tobacco smoke on the health and well-being of the general public and the youth of her community.

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Friends of Waddington Hepburn Library seeking used book donations
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 5:58 pm

WADDINGTON – The Friends of the Waddington Hepburn Library organization is accepting books through July 23 for the annual homecoming book sale.

Textbooks and books published before 1990 can not be accepted.

For more information, call the library at 388-4454 or visit www.waddingtonlibrary.org.

 

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No July Italian Night buffet dinner in Parishville
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 5:56 pm

PARISHVILLE – Because of the July Fourth holiday, the Parishville Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary will not be serving their Italian Night Buffet that night.

The Auxiliary will continue their dinners on Aug. 1 and Oct. 3.

There will be no September dinner because of Labor Day.

 

 

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Kenneth A. Towne Sr., 71, formerly of Gouverneur
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Kenneth A. Towne Sr., age 71, of Fulton, but formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 12 -2 p.m. at French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur, with the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Stephen Rocker of the St. James Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at East Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur. Donations may be made in Ken's memory to Sequin Community Services, 53 Rowlee Ave., Fulton, NY 13069.

 

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Veronica "Ronnie” A. Hebda, 95, formerly of Massena
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 3:52 pm

A Mass of Resurrection for Veronica "Ronnie” A. Hebda, 95, formerly of Hidy Ave., will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Massena. Friends and family may be received on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Ronnie as she was fondly known by friends and family passed away on June 23, 2011 in Upstate Hospital in Syracuse.