Don’t set the speed limit
Dear Relax (“Relax and Enjoy the Ride,” Sound Off, March 7-13), by all means, go as slow as you like and enjoy the scenery, but please do not force your choice on everyone else. People are commuting and might not be at liberty to share your choice at the time you have chosen to enjoy the scenery. Here’s a novel idea: Pull over and let other folks be on their way. It is just plain courtesy to not obstruct to others. What you are doing is dangerous. People have a reasonable expectation to travel at the posted limit when conditions are good. It is safest to travel at the speed of traffic.
Two troops of Girls Scouts from Brasher Falls celebrate 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts
BRASHER FALLS -- To celebrate the 100th Birthday of Girl Scouts, founded March 12, 1912, two Girl Scout Troops from Brasher Falls lit candles and lumanaria Monday evening.
The girls then recited the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law, and formed a Friendship Circle and sang Make New Friends.
More near-record high temps expected in North Country today
More record high temperatures for this date could come our way today.
After a record high of 60 in Massena last Thursday, we could break the record for today's date, 64 degrees, set in 1995. The forecast is for a high around 65 today.
We're not likely to break the monthly record high temperature. According to weather-warehouse.com, the highest temperature recorded at Massena in March was 84 in 1998. Those records go back to 1949.
The sun is expected to make an appearance this afternoon, after some lingering showers. Gusty southwest winds could top 30 mph today.
Colton Methodist Church hosting quilting class March 15
COLTON – The Colton United Methodist Church will host a quilting class Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of 'no fear' quilting.
No experience is necessary. Bring a pair of scissors that will cut material and your ideas.
Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Follies program presenting Hello Dolly March 23 and 24
PARISHVILLE – The Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Follies program will present Hello Dolly! as this year's musical Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
The story revolves around the life of Dolly Levi, a meddling matchmaker, who has decided it is time to plan her own match. She has her sights set on Horace Vandergelder of Yonkers who is a well-known half-a-millionaire.
Six Clarkson faculty members receive tenure or promotions
POTSDAM – Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced tenure and/or promotions for six faculty members:
Suzy McBroom (far right) of the St. Lawrence County Arts Council recently presented the Town of Colton with a check for a Community Arts Grant to support its Riverside Gazebo Performance series this summer. Pictured from left: Mary Jane Watson representing Town of Colton, Jamie Savage of Piercefield (performer), Ruth McWilliams representing Colton, and McBroom. Details about the performances will be posted on the town’s website (www.townofcolton.com).
Republicans Blankenbush and Griffo vote with party on state budget
Voting has begun in Albany on facets of the next state budget, and two Republican North Country representatives are stocking with their party in the Senate and Assembly.
In the Democrat-controlled Assembly, Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, Republican from Black River, complained of downstate influence on that house's plans.
Colton United Methodist hosts lasagna dinner Wednesday
COLTON – The Colton United Methodist Church will host a lasagna dinner Wednesday, March 14 beginning at 5 p.m.
The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, ages under 5 eat free.
Norwood Library open house Saturday to thank public
NORWOOD – The Norwood Public Library Board wants to thank the public for recent vote to keep the library open by holding an inaugural open house Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Beverages and finger foods will be served.