Newton Falls resident named to Ithaca College dean's list
NEWTON FALLS – Karine Russell, daughter of John and Nancy Russell of Newton Falls, was named to the Dean's List at Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences for the spring 2010 semester.
To qualify for this academic honor, students must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours, of which at least 12 are graded.
A grade of D or F or an incomplete in a course automatically disqualifies a student from the dean's list, regardless of the overall GPA attained that semester.
Man arrested twice in an hour last month arraigned in Potsdam court on 14 counts
POTSDAM -- A man village police arrested twice in an hour early July 21 was arraigned in village court on 14 counts Wednesday.
Village police report that Lance C. Harbart, 26, was arraigned on four felony counts of third-degree criminal mischief, and misdemeanor charges: seven counts of making graffiti and three counts of fourth degree criminal mischief.
Sen. Griffo says budget 'a disaster'
State Senator Joseph Griffo characterizes the adopted state budget “a disaster for the middle class families of Upstate New York.”
Griffo an item that caught his attention was revoking the exemption on sales tax on clothing and footwear costing under $110. “Just in time for back-to-school, at a time when families are trying to stretch paychecks and unemployment checks to their maximum, the state will dip into the wallets of the middle class for even more money instead of trying to control state spending.”
Princeton Review again rates Clarkson high
POTSDAM -- Clarkson University has again been named one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education and one of the nation's most environmentally friendly colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
The company features Clarkson in the new 2011 edition of its guidebook, "The Best 373 Colleges." Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book.
Potsdam High Class of '85 has gatherings this weekend
POTSDAM – The Sandstoner class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Northern Family Motel, St. Rt. 56.
To register, send $10 per person to Vickie (Grant) Jones, 5529 St. Rt. 56, Potsdam, NY 13676.
The following night the class of '85 would like to have an all-80’s graduating classes’ party at Ton’s Sports Bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No registration is needed for Ton’s.
CP race night in Lafargeville Friday
LAFARGEVILLE -- CanAm Speedway is sponsoring a Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country Race Night Friday, Aug. 6, at 7:15 p.m.
General admission is $10 for adults, children under 12, $5. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit CP of the North Country.
For tickets and information, call Amy Dougan, 386-1156.
Anne Marie and Co. to fill in for Cook and Extravaganza Band Aug. 6 in Massena
MASSENA – Anne Marie and Company will be filling in for Sandy Cook and the Extravaganza Band this Friday evening, Aug. 6, as the next featured performance in the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park series season. Cook is recuperating from an illness at home, and is expected to be back at work at WMSA radio in early fall.
All concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Springs Park Amphitheater, W. Hatfield St., Massena. In the event of rain, concerts will be relocated to the Massena Fire Station, Andrews Street.
Charlene Marie Baggott, 72, entered into the arms of our Lord on Aug. 3, 2010.
A 1 p.m. Mass will be held Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4401 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville, Ga.
A celebration of her life will immediately follow at the Now Club located at 7439 Strickland Street in Douglasville.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Eugene Baggott, daughters, Amy Olla of Woodstock, Ga., and Michele Doeschot of Newark, Calif.; son, Timothy Wilson of Walnut Creek, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Northern border development group has $1.3 million in grant money to award soon
A group called The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) says it is taking applications as it tries to reach its goal to award approximately $1.3 million in grants by Sept. 30 to economically distressed counties spanning four border states.