Bear Grylls doesn't like to sleep without his stuffed bear. He belongs to Jeff Webster of Madrid.
The Hopkinton Reading Center received a donation of $1,400 in children's books to add to its collection from The Libri Foundation. Part of the funds for these books were donated by the Friends of the Hopkinton Reading Center and a special donation by Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman allowed the reading center to receive many math and science books. Some library patrons enjoying new books are, from left: back row: Levi Stauffer, Indigo Pease, Holly Goddard, and Lydia Stauffer; front row: Isaiah Stauffer, Bowen Pease, and Brooke Goddard.
Mr. Clifford L. Chappell, 80, of St. John Street in Plattsburgh, formerly of Potsdam, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Churubusco on June 17, 1931, the son of the late William and Stella (LeClair) Chappell, Sr.
Clifford served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a Purple Heart recipient and was later employed for 24 years by the City of Plattsburgh Water & Sewer Department.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Wallace LaShomb, 82, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Massena, passed away at Tuscany Hospice House on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
A native of Massena, he moved to Summerfield 30 years ago. Mr. LaShomb was a retired Inspector for Alcoa Aluminum.
He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, was involved in Neighborhood Watch, enjoyed square dancing, and was a great handy man.
Candidate for Congress Doheny picks up endorsements in Essex, Fulton counties
Fulton County’s Republican Committee has endorsed Matt Doheny of Watertown as their favorite in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House now held by Democrat Bill Owens of Plattsburgh.
The Doheny campaign says the candidate has also been endorsed by the chairs of the Essex County Republican and Conservative parties.
Canton St. Mary's School taking registrations for next school year
CANTON – St. Mary’s School is now accepting registrations for the 2012-2013 school year.
Offering both Nursery and Pre-k programs along with grades Kindergarten through Grade 6, St. Mary’s School meets New York State Common Core Standards and provides a solid Catholic education in a safe and secure family environment.
Children are taught by New York State certified teachers.
Busing is available for Canton as well as some surrounding districts.
Visit www.stmaryscantonny.com for tuition rates and further information.
Community Art Show opens Friday at Creative Spirit in Potsdam
POTSDAM – The Spring 2012 Community Art Show opens Friday, March 9, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Creative Spirit , inside the Tile Co., 6 Raymond St..
There will be local and live acoustic musical performances, snacks, and beverages for those attending.
The show continues until March 31.
Food pantry open Friday at Hopkinton Town Hall
HOPKINTON -- Hopkinton Food Pantry will be open between 10 a.m. and noon March 9 at the Hopkinton town hall.
People are asked to bring their own containers.
For info: Georgia, 328-4168, or Mary, 328-4681.
2012 SUNY Potsdam Men's Lacrosse Season Preview
For 11 of the past 13 years, the SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team has finished in the top four of the State University of New York Athletic Conference to earn a berth in the conference tournament. Consistency has been the trademark of Bears men’s lacrosse under 18th-year head coach Rick Berkman and expectations are no lower this season.
Jones Named Finalist for ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year
After guiding the Clarkson University Hockey team to its best record in four seasons, first-year head Coach Casey Jones has been named a finalist for the Tim Taylor ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year.