Students in the Early Childhood Club at SUNY Canton recently held a donation drive to collect craft supplies and dramatic play costumes for the pre-k and kindergarten classes at St. Mary's School in Canton. Many of the items were donated by the faculty of SUNY Canton. Pictured are SUNY Canton students Michael Jason, student teacher in St. Mary's pre-k class, Bridget Davey, Rebeca Reyes, Ilianatacha Rosa, student teacher in St. Mary's kindergarten class and Meghan Murphy.
42nd annual Festival of One-Act Plays runs April 26-30 at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam will host productions of four short dramatic works this spring for the College's 42nd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays.
The 2011 Festival features performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly, from Tuesday to Saturday, April 26 to 30, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.
There are two programs with two performances in each.
All plays will be presented in the Black Box Theatre, in Satterlee Hall. There will be post-show discussions with the directors, and members of the SUNY Potsdam Philosophy Forum.
Norwood-Norfolk PTSA to meet Wednesday in high school library
NORWOOD – The Norwood-Norfolk Central School PTSA meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in the high school library.
New members and children are always welcome.
Windmill noise, health risks should be checked
To the Editor:
I hear so much about the benefits of windmills, and I wonder why anyone would not want to take advantage of a tax-savings for their town or community.
I have seen these monstrous blades turning in Chateaugay and on my way to Plattsburgh. They look so strange in the background of an aging farm and the homes along the way. The wings are moving behind the farm, but where are the people that live in the house? Did they sell it all off?
N.C. airport security not in step with rest of U.S.
To the Editor:
On March 4, 2011, I flew from St. Petersburg, Fla., to Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Allegiant Airlines. As I exited the security area I was surprised to see that there was no agent sitting there enforcing the “No Re-entry” rule that was posted and enforced at every other major airport that I have been in.
Eliminate middle school
Went to the Norwood-Norfolk Board Meeting on April 5. In response to whether we should have a middle school, the community overwhelmingly cheered for the idea of cutting the middle school and returning to a K-6 and 7-12 building. Faculty members have expressed the desire to eliminate the concept, but for some reason, the board of education ignores the response of both faculty and community.
Billy’s Deli is a hit
I would just like to give a shout out to the recently opened business downtown, Billy’s Deli. The deli is in where Jack and Wezzie’s Coffee Shop used to be, next to the World Artisan. They have great food and it’s reasonably priced too. The deli just opened and I am surprised that no local papers have done an article on this valuable addition to the Potsdam food scene. They sell sandwiches and subs and will be selling meat by the pound too. They also use bread from the Potsdam Co-op, so they give back to local businesses. Thanks for making my eating experience great, Billy’s Deli!
Massena Central student named Potsdam Rotary Club March student of the month at BOCES
Ryan Rotonde of Massena Central School, a student in the metal welding technology program at BOCES Seaway Tech, is the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES student of the month for March.
At a Rotary luncheon honoring Rotonde, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech Instructor William French.
Left to right: Rotonde’s mother, Lisa Rotonde; Ryan Rotonde; French; and Potsdam Rotary President Neal Zirn.
Stewart's donates to Potsdam C.O.R.C.
POTSDAM – The C.O.R.C. Thrift Store has received a $500 donation from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program.
It will go toward gift certificates for the Holiday Fund and gift certificates for families with children.
Power outages occurred prior to blaze that destroyed Fowler home
FOWLER -- Fire Investigators have learned that there had been power problems along Dashner Rd. the day before a house at 17 Dashner Rd. burned early Sunday morning.
Fire investigators could not confirm that the outages contributed to the fire, which they said started in a basement electrical panel.